New England, fresh off its first two wins under Jay Heaps, travels to Texas, where it holds an impressive record over FCD.
|FC Dallas (4-5-1): Hartman; Loyd, Pertuz, Ihemelu, Rodriguez; Leyva, Jacobson, Villar, Warshaw, Shea; Perez.||
OUT: FW Scott Sealy (L hamstring); MF David Ferreira (R ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Fabian Castillo (L knee); DF George John (L hamstring)
|New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Lechner, Soares, McCarthy, Tierney; Rowe, Simms, Joseph, Nguyen; Guy, Sene.
OUT: FW Zak Boggs (R ankle sprain); MF Benny Feilhaber (L peroneal strain); MF Sainey Nyassi (R hamstring strain)
DOUBTFUL: DF John Lozano (R hip flexor strain); DF Kevin Alston (L hamstring tightness)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Historically, the Revs have dominated this matchup. Overall New England has won 23 to Dallas' 11, with three draws. (Each has one shootout win.) Even in Texas, the Revolution's record against FCD is 11-2-6. Dallas hasn't won at New England since 2003, and didn't win at FC Dallas Stadium against the Revs from 2007 to 2010.
- FC Dallas is coming off a two-game road trip in which it conceded six goals and lost both matches. New England, meanwhile, won its last two games, including an impressive 3-1 result away to the LA Galaxy.
- The Revs didn't win back-to-back games in all of 2011. The LA win was the club's first victory on the West Coast since August 2009 and snapped a nine-game winless streak on the road.
- Matt Reis could win his 100th game against Dallas. Only five other goalkeepers have reached that milestone in MLS history.
- FCD playmaker David Ferreira will miss two months after surgery to repair a fracture in his right foot.