So the season all comes down this: win by two goals or more and book a ticket to the MLS Cup Final or the magical season comes to a disappointing end with no silverware for one of the club's most successful seasons. FC Dallas absolutely has to score at least two goals in order to advance while also keeping the Portland attack at bay. Portland comes in without the need to score to move on, putting FCD in a very unfavorable game state for the final 90 minutes of the series.
The injury report remains the same with Rolando Escobar (facial fracture) and Bakary Soumare (concussion) both out for the rest of the season, so a relatively full squad is still available for selection.
Now if you're Oscar Pareja, what will you do? The David Texeira-Michael Barrios partnership has cooled, so do you replace them with Blas Perez and Tesho Akindele with the hopes that they'll pair better and ignite Fabian Castillo? A few of you were quite unhappy with Zach Loyd, so will you bench him in favor of Walker Zimmerman? Give us your thoughts and how you'll play out the next 90 minutes.