Dallas and Colorado are mired in the depths of the Western Conference, looking to springboard off each other towards the playoffs.
|FC Dallas (4-1-4-1): Hartman; Pertuz, Hedges, John, Benitez; Hernandez; Shea, Jacobson, Ferreira, Castillo; Sealy.
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.
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.