The Brimstone Cup has belonged to Dallas for a decade, but FCD is riding a seven-game winless run headed into this year's edition.
|Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Gargan, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Pause, Pardo, Grazzini, Pappa; Nyarko, Oduro.
OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); MF Steven Kinney (R Achilles tendinitis); DF Arne Friedrich (R hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Rolfe (L ankle sprain)
|FC Dallas (4-1-4-1): Hartman; Loyd, John, Hedges, Benitez; Hernandez; Jackson, Marcelin, Jacobson, Levya; Perez.
OUT: MF David Ferreira (R foot surgery); MF Ricardo Villar (R foot strain); MF Andrew Wiedeman (sports hernia repair); MF Bobby Warshaw (R foot fracture); DF Ugo Ihemelu (concussion symptoms); DF Alex Lee (R hip strain)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Fabian Castillo (L ankle sprain)
PROBABLE: MF Carlos Rodriguez (L elbow dislocation)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Dallas currently has a five-game unbeaten streak going against the Fire. FCD has never lost in Toyota Park, and has won five of its last six visits there.
- Dallas dominates the Brimstone Cup. Chicago won the initial edition in 2001 and FC Dallas (née Burn) has held it for the decade since.
- Portland ended Chicago's three game unbeaten run last weekend, leaving the Fire fourth in the East with 15 points from 10 games.
- FCD hasn't won in seven games, limping to seventh in the West with 13 points from 13 games.
- Brek Shea is suspended for three games after kicking a ball at an assistant referee.