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2014 Matchday 18: FC Dallas vs Columbus Crew

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Here is your match thread for tonight's game.

Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

FC Dallas is back in action tonight as they battle Eastern Conference foe Columbus Crew.

The Crew enter tonight's match with just one win in their last 12 games while FC Dallas is coming off a draw two weeks ago at Portland.

Oscar Pareja has to get mighty creative with his lineup selection tonight as he has three players out on suspensions for this one along with a slew of injuries. Blas Perez and Moises Hernandez both picked up red cards in the Portland match two weeks ago while Fabian Castillo was suspended for four matches for his conduct following the Portland game.

The good news is that both Michel and Matt Hedges made the trip to the Ohio capital and are available tonight for Pareja as FCD looks for their first win at Crew Stadium since 2007.

Venue:  Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

National TV: none

Local TV: TWCSN-TX

Internet broadcast: FCDallas.com

Twitter handles to follow: @FCDallas, @ColumbusCrewStarting lineups:

FC Dallas: Raul Fernandez, Zach Loyd, Matt Hedges, Stephen Keel, Jair Bentiez, Adam Moffat, Victor Ulloa, Je-Vaughn Watson, Michel, Andres Escobar, Tesho Akindele

Bench: Chris Seitz, Ryan Hollingshead, Andrew Jacobson, Peter Luccin, Nick Walker, Danny Garcia, David Texeira

Columbus Crew: Steve Clark, Chad Barson, Eric Gehirg, Michael Parkhurst, Bernardo Anor, Hector Jimenez, Tony Tchani, Wil Trapp, Justin Meram, Ben Speas, Jairo Arreita

Bench: Matt Lampson, Tyson Wahl, Ben Sweat, Federico Higuain, Alvaro Rey, George, Adam Bedell