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  • August 11, 2012
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MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Colorado Rapids

MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Colorado Rapids

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

  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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Last Five Matches
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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 NaneMidfielder
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Hunter FreemanDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
5Martín 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
17 1 0 0
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