The top two teams in the West duke it out, with RSL returning to action after a week and a half off.
|FC Dallas (4-2-3-1): Fernandez; Loyd, Hedges, John, Benitez; Michel, Jacobson; Jackson, Ferreira, Castillo; Cooper.
OUT: Ugo Ihemelu (concussion) - IR, Peter Luccin (torn R ACL) - IR
QUESTIONABLE: George John (L hamstring strain), Walker Zimmerman (R hamstring strain)
|Real Salt Lake (4-2-3-1): Saunders; Mansally, Borchers, Salcedo, Wingert; Alvarez, Gil, Grabavoy, Morales; Findley, Plata.
OUT: Rich Balchan (L shoulder surgery), Chris Schuler (L foot pain), John Stertzer (R shoulder surgery), Kwame Watson-Siriboe (R knee ACL)
- In the earlier meeting this season, FCD won 2-0 in Frisco, Texas.
- Real Salt Lake has never won in Texas, going 0-18-3 away versus Dallas and the Houston Dynamo.
- RSL hasn't lost in seven league games and 10 games in all competitions. Salt Lake tops MLS with 34 points from 19 games.
- Three points back is Dallas, second in the West.
- Lovel Palmer is suspended for this match.