A rematch of the 2010 Western Conference final sees Dallas welcome the Galaxy, which will be without several of its stars.
|FC Dallas (4-1-4-1): Hartman; Loyd, Pertuz, Hedges, Benitez; Hernandez; Jackson, Ferreira, Jacobson, Shea; Castillo.
OUT: MF Bobby Warshaw (R foot fracture); DF Ugo Ihemelu (concussion symptoms)
DOUBTFUL: FW Blas Perez (R foot sprain)
PROBABLE: MF David Ferreira (R foot surgery)
|LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, DeLaGarza, Junior Lopes, Gaul; Jimenez, Juninho, Sarvas, Stephens; Keane, Magee.
OUT: DF Andrew Boyens (L sports hernia surgery); FW Edson Buddle (R knee surgery); MF Dan Keat (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Todd Dunivant (R calf hematoma); DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery); MF Mike Magee (R shin hematoma); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms); FW Pat Noonan (R quad strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Landon Donovan is suspended for this match. David Beckham will likely sit out the game as he's involved in the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday. Without them, Los Angeles tied Tottenham 1-1 in a friendly on Tuesday.
- Omar Gonzalez started against the Spurs and said after the match he was targeting 90 minutes against FCD.
- Last week, with Brek Shea out of the lineup as punishment for an outburst against coach Schellas Hyndman, Dallas thwacked the Portland Timbers to the tune of a 5-0 beatdown.
- The reigning MLS champ is in fifth in the West with 30 points. Eight points back is Portland, eighth in the nine-team conference.
- After a sluggish start to the season LA has turned it around. Three wins and a draw in the last four matches have pushed the team into the final playoff spot.