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  • August 13, 2011
  • • 8:08 PM
  • • PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Referee: G. Gamble
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MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - FC Dallas

MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - FC Dallas

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Second in the East hosts second in the West when Dallas visits Philadelphia for a table-topping clash on Saturday.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): Mondragon; Farfan, Valdes, Califf, Williams; Le Toux, Torres, Carroll, Mapp; Mwanga, Paunovic.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: MF Kyle Nakazawa (illness); FW Levi Houapeu (L ankle strain)

PROBABLE: DF Sheanon Williams (lower leg contusion)

FC Dallas (4-4-2): Hartman; Benitez, John, 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)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Andrew Jacobson (L knee); DF Jackson (R ankle); DF Ugo Ihemelu (concussion)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Each of these sides is second in its respective conference, though Dallas (42) has nine more points than Philadelphia (33)
  • Marvin Chavez has scored all four of FCD's goals in the past three games.

  • Brek Shea and Zach Loyd were already in Philadelphia following an international friendly against Mexico on Wednesday. Shea entered the match as a substitute for the United States and created the equalizing goal in the 1-1 draw.

  • After leading the team with 14 goals last season, Sebastien Le Toux has yet to score in 2011. However, he has notched eight assists, good for joint third in the league.
  • Maicon Santos assisted Chavez's latest goal during his Dallas debut, against the LA Galaxy. In that 3-1 loss, Daniel Cruz also made his debut for the club when he entered as a substitute.

Players to watch

F. Mondragón

Position: Goalkeeper

Games: 0

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K. Hartman

Position: Goalkeeper

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Philadelphia Union

Dallas

Wins
1
3
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
Draw
FC Dallas DAL
FC Dallas Dallas
44%
37%
19%

Top 3 Predictions

Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 1
FC Dallas DAL
Philadelphia Union PHI
2 - 1
FC Dallas DAL
Philadelphia Union PHI
1 - 2
FC Dallas DAL

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