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August 11, 2012 9:10 PM EDT
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MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Colorado Rapids

Dallas and Colorado are mired in the depths of the Western Conference, looking to springboard off each other towards the playoffs.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Blas Perez, FC Dallas, Colorado Rapids, MLS
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS
FC Dallas (4-1-4-1): Hartman; Pertuz, Hedges, John, Benitez; Hernandez; Shea, Jacobson, Ferreira, Castillo; Sealy.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Ugo Ihemelu (concussion symptoms); DF Alex Lee (lower abdominal strain)

DOUBTFUL: FW Blas Perez (R foot sprain); MF Jackson (concussion symptoms); MF Ricardo Villar (R foot strain)
Colorado Rapids (4-2-3-1): Pickens; Freeman, Moor, Wynne, Zapata; Nane, Larentowicz; Mullan, Rivero, Castrillon; Cummings.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Edu (R foot contusion); FW Conor Casey (R hamstring tightness)

PROBABLE: DF Tyrone Marshall (R calf tightness)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the third meeting between these teams in 2012. Each team has won once against the other.
  • Two points separate these teams in the standings. Colorado is seventh and Dallas eighth in the Western Conference, though FCD has played one more game.
  • Omar Cummings and Conor Casey have only started five matches together this year. In those five games they scored three and assisted one.
  • Brek Shea returned from a two game absence last weekend and assisted FCD's goal in a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers.
  • Zach Loyd is suspended for this match.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 14, 2013 Colorado Rapids 2 - FC Dallas 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 1, 2013 Colorado Rapids 2 - FC Dallas 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 2, 2013 FC Dallas 1 - Colorado Rapids 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 11, 2012 FC Dallas 3 - Colorado Rapids 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 14, 2012 Colorado Rapids 1 - FC Dallas 2
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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
-Kevin HartmanGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
-H. PertúzDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
14George JohnDefender
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
-D. FerreiraMidfielder
-Julian De GuzmanDefender
-Brek SheaMidfielder
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
-Ruben LunaStriker
18Chris SeitzGoalkeeper
-C. RodríguezDefender
-Daniel HernándezMidfielder
-Bruno GuardaMidfielder
16Bobby WarshawDefender
14James MarcelinMidfielder
32Jonathan TopStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
-Luis Eduardo ZapataDefender
-Joseph NaneDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Hunter FreemanDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Martín RiveroMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
-Scott PalgutaDefender
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
20Jamie SmithMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
9Andre AkpanStriker
Players to Watch
Brek Shea
Brek Shea
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Omar Cummings
Omar Cummings
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
5 1 0 0
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