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REFEREE: Baldomero Toledo. AR1 (bench): Adam Garner; AR2 (opposite): Kermit Quisenberry; 4th: Sorin Stoica MLS Career: 202 games; FC/gm: 25.0; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 72; pens: 73
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: CLB: Kei Kamara, Tony Tchani ... DAL: Kellyn Acosta, Matt Hedges
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: CLB: Federico Higuain, Kevan George, Hector Jimenez, Emanuel Pogatetz, Justin Meram ... DAL: Ryan Hollingshead, Victor Ulloa, Dan Kennedy
DISABLED LIST: CLB: Sagi Lev-Ari
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: CLB: Harrison Afful (Ghana; 9/1 vs. Congo; 9/5 at Rwanda); Sergio Campbell
(Jamaica; 9/4 vs. Nicaragua, 9/8 at Nicaragua); Waylon Francis (Costa Rica; 9/5 vs. Brazil, 9/8 vs. Uruguay); Kevan George (Trinidad & Tobago; 9/4 vs. Mexico); Kei Kamara (Sierra Leone; 9/6 vs. Ivory Coast); Cedrick Mabwati (DR Congo; 9/5 at Central African Republic); Justin Meram (Iraq; 9/3 vs. Chinese Taipei, 9/8 at Thailand) ... DAL: Tesho Akindele (Canada, 9/4 vs. Belize; 9/8 at Belize); Fabian Castillo (Colombia; 9/8 vs. Peru); Moises Hernandez (Guatemala; 9/4 at Antigua and Barbuda; 9/8 vs. Antigua and Barbuda); Blas Perez (Panama; 9/4 vs. Uruguay, 9/8 at Venezuela); Je-Vaughn Watson (Jamaica; 9/4 vs. Nicaragua, 9/8 at Nicaragua)
ALL-TIME (43 meetings): Crew SC 18 wins (1 shootout), 60 goals ... FC Dallas 16 wins (1 shootout), 58 goals ... Ties 9
AT COLUMBUS (23 meetings): Crew SC 12 wins (0 shootout), 36 goals ... FC Dallas 4 wins (0 shootout), 22 goals ...
LAST YEAR (MLS)
6/29: CLB 0, DAL 0
Coaches record: Gregg Berhalter vs. DAL: P2 W0 L0 D2 ... Oscar Pareja vs. CLB: P4 W2 L0 D2
How to watch
Kickoff: 6:00 PM
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium
TV: Fox Sports 1
Online: Fox Sports 2 Go
Projected lineups: Oscar Pareja will have to do some juggling in his lineup. Jesse Gonzalez looks good to start again in goal in front of a defense that could see Walker Zimmerman be inserted back in to the middle with Zach Loyd on the wings. The midfield will see a shift in players with Fabian Castillo out. We could see Ezequiel Cirigliano make his debut in this one as well.
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