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  • August 20, 2011
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MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Seattle Sounders FC

MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Seattle Sounders FC

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Both teams scored impressive wins midweek to start off their CONCACAF Champions League campaigns.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

FC Dallas (4-5-1): Hartman; Benitez, Warshaw, Ihemelu, Loyd; Shea, Guarda, Hernandez, Villar, Chavez; M. Santos.

INJURY REPORT

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

Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Keller; Riley, Parke, Scott, Wahl; Rosales, Alonso, Friberg, Fernandez; Fucito, Montero.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: FW O’Brian White (leg surgery)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • FC Dallas made history in its CONCACAF Champions League opener Wednesday, becoming the first American team to ever win in Mexico by defeating Pumas 1-0.
  • Seattle began its CCL campaign Tuesday night with a 4-1 home win against CSD Comunicaciones of Guatemala. Mike Fucito notched a brace for the Sounders.

  • Just a single point currently seperates these two teams in the MLS standings. FC Dallas is in second place in the West with 43 points; Seattle is in third with 42.

  • Brek Shea scored the only goal when these teams met in May - a 1-0 road victory for the Hoops.
  • These teams will meet 10 days after this match in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinal on Aug. 30.
  • Defensive stalwart George John will have to sit this match out for FC Dallas after picking up a red card in last weekend's 2-2 draw at Philadelphia.
  • Seattle has lost only once in its last 12 matches (7-1-4).

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-Kevin HartmanGoalkeeper
11JacksonDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
-Ugo IhemeluGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
-Daniel CruzMidfielder
18Marvin ChávezMidfielder
-Brek SheaMidfielder
10Ricardo VillarMidfielder
-Daniel HernándezMidfielder
-Maicon SantosStriker
18Chris SeitzGoalkeeper
-Jack Stewart
25Jeremy HallMidfielder
-Bruno GuardaMidfielder
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
16Bobby WarshawDefender
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
1Kasey KellerGoalkeeper
2Jeff ParkeDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
-L. GonzálezDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
7Mauro RosalesStriker
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
17Erik FribergMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
11Michael FucitoMidfielder
17Fredy MonteroStriker
-Terry BossGoalkeeper
26James RileyDefender
2Tyson WahlDefender
20Á. FernándezDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
-Roger LevesqueStriker
11Pat NoonanMidfielder

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