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FC Dallas vs Orlando City SC Game Thread

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FRISCO TX - SEPTEMBER 22:  Midfielder David Ferreira #10 of FC Dallas dribbles the ball past Kenny Mansally #7 of the New England Revolution at Pizza Hut Park on September 22 2010 in Frisco Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
FRISCO TX - SEPTEMBER 22: Midfielder David Ferreira #10 of FC Dallas dribbles the ball past Kenny Mansally #7 of the New England Revolution at Pizza Hut Park on September 22 2010 in Frisco Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Well this could be fun. FCD takes on Orlando City SC of the USL Pro Division this afternoon in the first semi-final of Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic. Dallas' quest for their first major title since the 1997 US Open Cup(yes, that is a joke) begins at 5PM and will be streamed live on FCDallas.com with Bobby Rhine on the call. 

Jump for what you might see from FCD and who you might recognize on Orlando City.

With the reserves dropping a 1-0 loss to New England yesterday, it's likely you're going to see the first team for FC Dallas today.  That means a lineup of

-------------------Hartman-----------------

Jackson----Loyd---Pradie-------Benitez

---------------Hernandez--------------------

Chavez-------Alexander-----------Shea

--------------Ferreira----------------------

-------------------Rodriguez--------------

 

It's within the realm of possibility that we could see George John make his pre-season debut today, but that's probably unlikely. 

When you fire up the stream today, watch Marvin Chavez and how good he looks with his speed and work rate. Hopefully we will also see Ferreira starting to crank things up. 

Orlando City SC

What should we watch for from Orlando City? Well they're in their first ever season and they've played one game defeating a Philadelphia Union team that was down to 10 men for most of the match 1-0. It's pretty much impossible to find lineups from that game, but Orlando does have two names that will be fairly familiar to hardcore FCD fans, goalkeeper Sean Kelley and forward Jamie Watson.

Kelley and Watson both had brief swims through Dallas in the last couple of years with Watson playing 1 game for FCD. 

Orlando is coached by Adrian Heath, a former FA Cup winner with Everton. 

Reading

The game preview from Orlando City PR says that Brek Shea(who turns 21 on Monday) sits at a crossroads in his career....oooook 

Robert Casner writes thatMilton Rodriguez is ready to shoulder the load on offense

Steve Hunt writes that Jackson is the likely choice at right back for FCD this season.

 

 

This is your place to discuss the action kicking off in a little over an hour, I will be around at least for the first half and hopefully Drew will be able to pop in as well for a bit.