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  • June 1, 2013
  • • 9:00 PM
  • • Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, Colorado
  • Referee: Ismail Elfath
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MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - FC Dallas

MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - FC Dallas

Jared Wickerham

The leading team in MLS travels to the Rockies for a meeting with Colorado, which was embarrassed in the Open Cup this week.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Irwin; Mullan, Wynne, Moor, Klute; Mastroeni, Sturgis, Powers; Harris, Brown, Buddle.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: Jaime Castrillon (R knee surgery), Jaime Smith (R groin strain), Hendry Thomas (L hamstring strain)
FC Dallas (4-5-1): Fernandez; Loyd, Zimmerman, John, Benitez; Watson, Garbini, Goncalves, Ferreira, Castillo; Cooper.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Ugo Ihemelu (concussion) - IR, Peter Luccin (torn R ACL) - IR

QUESTIONABLE: Andrew Jacobson (R hamstring strain), George John (L knee strain), Matt Hedges (R hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams met on the opening day of the season at FC Dallas Stadium. Dallas won 1-0 with a goal from Jackson.
  • FC Dallas leads the Western Conference and Major League Soccer with 27 points.
  • Both these clubs played Floridian teams in the Open Cup this week. Dallas won its game, dispatching Fort Lauderdale 2-0. Colorado was less impressive, getting booted out by Orlando City in a 3-1 loss.
  • Colorado is undefeated in its last five MLS games.
  • Colorado head coach Oscar Pareja was a player and later an assistant coach with Dallas before taking his job with the Rapids.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Colorado Rapids

Dallas

Wins
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1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
Draw
FC Dallas DAL
FC Dallas Dallas
35%
53%

Top 3 Predictions

Colorado Rapids RAP
1 - 2
FC Dallas DAL
Colorado Rapids RAP
0 - 2
FC Dallas DAL
Colorado Rapids RAP
1 - 0
FC Dallas DAL

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