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  • July 2, 2011
  • • 9:07 PM
  • • Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
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MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Columbus Crew

MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Columbus Crew

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Columbus travels to Dallas with both teams coming off convincing victories last week.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

FC Dallas (4-4-2): Hartman; Loyd, Ihemelu, John, Benitez; Hernandez, Jacobson, Alexander, Jackson; Shea, Chavez.


INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira (R ankle); FW Maykel Galindo (R hamstring strain)

Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Hesmer; Gardner, Iro, Marshall, Gardner; Balchan, Ekpo, Gaven, Anor; Mendoza, Heinemann.


INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Josh Williams (R hip labral tear); MF Dilly Duka (R ankle sprain); DF Shaun Francis (L hamstring strain); MF Leandre Griffit (abdominal strain); FW Emilio Renteria (L quad strain);

DOUBTFUL: MF Danny O'Rourke (L knee surgery);

QUESTIONABLE: DF Julius James (R adductor strain);

PROBABLE: GK William Hesmer (neck spasms)


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Crew striker Andres Mendoza has six goals in his past six games - including a brace last week against Colorado - to bring him to seven for the season, one shy of the league lead.

  • FC Dallas is 6-1-3 since losing 2010 MVP David Ferreira for the season with a broken ankle on April 23.
  • Columbus forward Tommy Heinemann scored his first MLS goal in last week's 4-1 home victory over Colorado.
  • FC Dallas announced Thursday it had agreed to a contract extention with defensive stalwart Ugo Ihemelu that will keep him in Dallas through 2015.
  • The Crew is one of three MLS sides which hasn't had a player red-carded yet this season.
  • FC Dallas scored four goals in a 4-0 win over Portland last weekend. The Hoops hadn't scored more than three goals in a game since September 12, 2009.

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Dallas

Columbus Crew

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FC Dallas DAL
FC Dallas Dallas
Draw
Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
55%
31%

Top 3 Predictions

FC Dallas DAL
2 - 1
Columbus Crew CRE
FC Dallas DAL
1 - 0
Columbus Crew CRE
FC Dallas DAL
1 - 1
Columbus Crew CRE

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