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May 6, 2012 7:00 PM EDT
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
Attendance:‬ 11702‎

MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Colorado Rapids

Two old Western rivals meet in Texas with nearly identical records, extending to points and goals conceded.

By Zac Lee Rigg

FC Dallas (4-5-1): Hartman; Loyd, John, Ihemelu, Benitez; Castillo, Jackson, Hernandez, Jacobson, Shea; Perez.


OUT: MF David Ferreira (R foot surgery); MF Ricardo Villar (R foot strain); MF Andrew Wiedeman (sports hernia repair); MF Carlos Rodriguez (L elbow dislocation)

PROBABLE: GK Kevin Hartman (lower back spasms)
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Freeman, Wynne, Moor, Zapata; Mullan, Larentowicz, Rivero, Castrillon; Cummings, Cascio.


OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches); MF Ross LaBauex (sports hernia)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Jamie Smith (R knee ACL tear); DF Marvell Wynne (R hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: MF Martín Rivero (R quadriceps soreness); FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear)
  • These teams are locked on 12 points from nine games, tied for fifth in the Western Conference.
  • Matt Pickens leads the league with 32 blocks. Each of these teams has conceded 12 goals in nine games. FCD hasn't won since Kevin Hartman picked up a back injury.
  • Blas Perez is fifth in MLS with three assists. He also has three goals, topping FCD's charts in both categories.
  • Brek Shea has scored Dallas' last three goals. He put away a penalty in each of the last two, including one in the 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy.
  • The Rapids' new signing, Luis Edu, played for Sao Paulo from 1997-2000. The same Brazilian club produced FCD's Ricardo Villar.

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Available Squads
-Kevin HartmanGoalkeeper
-Ugo IhemeluGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
14George JohnDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
-Daniel HernándezMidfielder
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
7B. PérezStriker
19Scott SealyStriker
18Chris SeitzGoalkeeper
-H. PertúzDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
-Bruno GuardaMidfielder
28Victor UlloaMidfielder
14James MarcelinMidfielder
-Ruben LunaStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
-Luis Eduardo ZapataDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Martín RiveroMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Hunter FreemanDefender
-Scott PalgutaDefender
-Joseph NaneDefender
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
13Kamani HillStriker
Players to Watch
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 11
Games Goals YC RC
4 0 1 0
Jeff Larentowicz
Jeff Larentowicz
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 20
Games Goals YC RC
6 2 0 0
Editor's Prediction
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6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
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5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2