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  • July 16, 2011
  • • 9:05 PM
  • • Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
  • Referee: N. Bratsis
  • • Attendance: 10802
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MLS Preview: FC Dallas - D.C. United

MLS Preview: FC Dallas - D.C. United

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Both these teams meet up fresh off ego-boosting wins over heated rivals. Dallas, which beat RSL in Open Cup play midweek, welcomes D.C., recent victors over New York.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

FC Dallas (4-1-4-1): Hartman; Loyd, John, Ihemelu, Benitez; Hernandez; Jackson, Alexander, Villar, Shea; Chavez.

INJURY REPORT

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

QUESTIONABLE: MF Daniel Hernandez (R knee)

D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Kitchen, White, Jakovic, Woolard; Najar, Simms, De Rosario, Pontius; Wolff, Davies.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Branko Boskovic (L ACL tear); MF Brandon Barklage (concussion); DF Devon McTavish (concussion); MF Santino Quaranta (concussion); FW Blake Brettschneider (concussion); DF Jed Zayner (L knee sprain)

PROBABLE: DF Dejan Jakovic (L hamstring strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • While both these teams have the same away record (3-3-2), Dallas' superior home record has it among the best teams in the league with 34 points. D.C. sits on 22 points.

  • When these two teams met earlier in the season, it ended in a 0-0 draw.
  • Dwayne De Rosario became the first player to score for three different teams in a single MLS season when he opened his D.C. account against former club the New York Red Bulls. The Canadian international also scored for Toronto FC in the early parts of the season.
  • FC Dallas exchanged wins with Real Salt Lake last week. RSL took the MLS weekend encounter 2-0, but Dallas won by the same scoreline midweek to advance to the U.S. Open Cup semifinals.
  • Brek Shea was named to the MLS All-Star First XI as reward for his torrid season since being moved out of defense and back into the attack.
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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Dallas

DC United

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FC Dallas DAL
FC Dallas Dallas
Draw
DC United DCU
DC United DC United
54%
31%
15%

Top 3 Predictions

FC Dallas DAL
1 - 1
DC United DCU
FC Dallas DAL
2 - 0
DC United DCU
FC Dallas DAL
1 - 0
DC United DCU

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