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  • June 1, 2013
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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.

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Available Squads
1Clinton IrwinGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
15Chris KluteDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Shane O'NeillDefender
20H. ThomasMidfielder
23Atiba HarrisStriker
8Dillon PowersMidfielder
-Nathan SturgisDefender
9Edson BuddleStriker
26Deshorn BrownStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-G. MeraDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
25Pablo MastroeniMidfielder
-Kevin Andrew Harbottle CarrascoStriker
55Danny MwangaStriker
1R. FernándezGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
11JacksonDefender
14George JohnDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
16MichelDefender
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
-D. FerreiraMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
18Chris SeitzGoalkeeper
-London WoodberryDefender
22Stephen KeelDefender
-Ramón NuñezMidfielder
16Bobby WarshawDefender
-Bradlee BaladezStriker
29Eric HassliStriker

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