The leading team in MLS travels to the Rockies for a meeting with Colorado, which was embarrassed in the Open Cup this week.
|Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Irwin; Mullan, Wynne, Moor, Klute; Mastroeni, Sturgis, Powers; Harris, Brown, Buddle.
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.
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.