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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 7: Head coach Schellas Hyndman of FC Dallas directs the players against D.C. United at RFK Stadium on May 7, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 7: Head coach Schellas Hyndman of FC Dallas directs the players against D.C. United at RFK Stadium on May 7, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
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We're a little under 36 hours from FCD taking the field at home against Toronto in a game where nothing but three points is acceptable. A few different things are floating around right now ahead of the game that should be discussed.

What's the deal with Jackson? Out of nowhere, Jackson was dropped from the team that went to DC. It seems very unlikely that he would pick up an injury that would keep the Brazilian from even making the bench andthen look fine in practice on Monday. Something is afoot here...

 

 

Practice closed Speaking of things being afoot, Schellas has closed practice today. Todd Date speculates that this could signal a change to the 4-4-2 or that the team just needs to get more focused. I don't see how a few people standing on the stage watching practice would affect the focus of a team at all so it's probably safe to speculate that we will see a major change in the lineup come Wednesday. Just please put Brek Shea back at left mid.


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Vegas has FCD as a big favorite over Toronto...For recreational purposes only, FCD is an almost 2-1 favorite over the Canadians. You rarely see a line as high as the +450 that TFC is to win. 

Robert Casner writes that FCD is trying to come together for their busy stretch. 

“The game is the best teacher, and I think you learn things when you are out there playing and having games back to back,” Hyndman said after Monday’s regeneration session. “We have a few injuries that we are trying to get back, and I think what we need to do is again redefine our identity and things we like to do and things we don’t want our opponents to do.”

Kurtis Larson of the Toronto Sun was all smiles after their win over Houston on Saturday...He also has some interesting thoughts on Dallas

The Reds have taken just a single point in four previous visits to Dallas. Dallas is a much weaker side than the one that competed in last year’s MLS Cup and the Hoops are far less dangerous after the departure of Dax McCarty.

They will also be without the services of last year’s league MVP.

The first of three major injuries to some of the league’s best players, David Ferriera suffered a season-ending ankle break at the hands of Vancouver defender Jonathan Leathers in April.

 

Should be a fun week....