Two teams riding seven-game unbeaten runs meet in Texas, with Dallas topping the league in points.
|FC Dallas (4-2-3-1): Fernandez; Loyd, John, Hedges, Benitez; Jacobson, Michel; Castillo, Ferreira, Cooper; Perez.||
OUT: Ugo Ihemelu (concussion - IR), Peter Luccin (torn R ACL - IR)
QUESTIONABLE: Stephen Keel (L quad strain), Andrew Jacobson (R hamstring strain), George John (L knee strain)
|Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Harrington, Danso, Baptiste, Jewsbury; W. Johnson, Valeri, Chara; Nagbe, R. Johnson, Wallace.
OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Mikael Silvestre (L ruptured ACL)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Both these teams are riding seven-game unbeaten runs.
- In five all-time meetings between these clubs, Dallas has won two and drawn two. FCD is unbeaten in the last four clashes with Portland.
- Dallas leads the league with 20 points from nine games. Portland, tied for third in the West, has 14 points.
- In last week's scoreless draw with the New England Revolution, Mikael Silvestre tore his ACL. He will likely miss the rest of the season.
- Jackson suspended for this match.