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MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - FC Dallas

MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - FC Dallas

Stephen Dunn

Dallas travels to California having won three on the trot, a season high for the resurgent Texan club.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Sarvas, Beckham, Juninho, Magee; Keane, Villarreal.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Edson Buddle (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation)

QUESTIONABLE: DF David Junior Lopes (L ankle sprain); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)
FC Dallas (4-1-4-1): Hartman; Loyd, John, Hedges, Benitez; Hernandez; Jackson, de Guzman, Ferreira, Shea; Castillo.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Ugo Ihemelu (concussion symptoms); DF Alex Lee (lower abdominal strain); MF Ricardo Villar (R foot strain)

DOUBTFUL: MF Jackson (concussion symptoms)

PROBABLE: FW Blas Perez (R foot sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • A recent resurgence has pushed FCD to within one spot behind the playoff positions. The Galaxy are five points ahead, fourth in the West.
  • Dallas has won three in a row, its longest winning streak this season. Fabian Castillo has scored in each of those wins.
  • Landon Donovan is tied for the assist lead in MLS, on 11 with two other players. With his next game-winning assist, he will tie Cobi Jones at third on the MLS all-time list.
  • Robbie Keane has scored seven in the last eight MLS games. He also scored in the CONCACAF Champions League match against Metapan on Thursday before being sent off.
  • Jonathan Top, FCD's fifth homegrown player, scored his first MLS goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Aug. 15.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
2Todd DunivantDefender
4Omar GonzalezDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
19JuninhoMidfielder
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
32David BeckhamMidfielder
7Robbie KeaneStriker
1Brian PerkGoalkeeper
21Tommy MeyerDefender
-Bryan GaulDefender
-Michael StephensMidfielder
34Kenneth WalkerStriker
33Jose VillarrealStriker
-Kevin HartmanGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
11JacksonDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
14George JohnDefender
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
-D. FerreiraMidfielder
-Julian De GuzmanDefender
-Brek SheaMidfielder
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
18Chris SeitzGoalkeeper
-H. PertúzDefender
-C. RodríguezDefender
-Daniel HernándezMidfielder
-Bruno GuardaMidfielder
14James MarcelinMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
Players to Watch
David Beckham
David Beckham
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 32
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Brek Shea
Brek Shea
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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