Good grief it is hot here today in Frisco. Temperaturs in near 100 with just muggy-like feeling. FC Dallas is set to take on the Columbus Crew here tonight for a big Pioneer Cup showdown. Columbus took the first leg back in April with a 2-0 win.
Dallas will kickoff the game with the same starting lineup as last week. The return of the 4-1-4-1 against Portland turned out to be golden as Dallas found the back of the net four times. Columbus also found the back of the net four times last week against Colorado.
Each team is coming off US Open Cup games. Dallas won their's on Tuesday while the Crew fell in to Richmond.
(Read on for lineups and in-game talk)
FC Dallas starting XI: Kevin Hartman; Zach Loyd, George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Jair Benitez; Jackson Goncalves, Eric Alexander, Daniel Hernandez, Andrew Jacobson, Brek Shea; and Marvin Chavez
Dallas bench: Chris Seitz, Bruno Guarda, Ruben Luna, Milton Rodriguez, Ricardo Villar, Bobby Warshaw, and Andrew Wiedeman
Columbus starting XI: William Hesmer; Sebastian Miranda, Chad Marshall, Andy Iro, Josh Gardner; Eddie Gavin, Rich Balchan, Emmanuel Ekpo, Bernardo Anor; Tommy Heinemann, and Andres Mendoza
Columbus bench: Andy Gruenebaum, Jeff Cunningham, Julius James, Justin Meram, Robbie Rogers, Dejan Rusmir, and Danny O'Rouke