Previews: We have tons of preview material up and ready to read before this one kicks off.
REFEREE: Armando Villarreal. AR1 (bench): Peter Manikowski; AR2 (opposite): Jeremy Hanson; 4th: Kevin Terry Jr. MLS Career: 63 games; FC/gm: 22.9; Y/gm: 2.8; R: 18; pens: 17
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (4 meetings): FC Dallas 2 wins, 6 goals ... Impact 1 win, 5 goals ... Ties 1
AT DALLAS (2 meetings): FC Dallas 2 wins, 5 goals ... Impact 0 wins, 3 goals ... Ties 0
LAST YEAR (MLS):
5/23: MTL 2, DAL 1 (Piatti 25; McInerney 50 – Hedges 77)
Coaches record: Mauro Biello vs. DAL: first game ... Oscar Pareja vs. HOU: P4 W3 L1 T0
FC Dallas Injury Report
OUT: Alejandro Zendejas - Osteitis Pubis
On the rebound. Following FCDs’ 4‐0 loss to the Colorado Rapids last year – the team went on to win three games and draw two before losing again, 2‐1, in Montreal to the Impact.
Youth in the lineup. According to the club's game notes, FC Dallas rolled out the youngest starting 11 in the league on opening day. Jesse Gonzalez (20), Carlos Gruezo (20) and Kellyn Acosta (20) anchored a squad that was an average of two‐years younger than every other starting 11 in the league with the exception of Orlando (24.4) and Colorado (25.5).
How to watch
Kickoff: 8:00 PM
Venue: Toyota Stadium
TV: TXA 21
Online: MLS Live (this game will be free to watch, without a subscription)
Projected lineups: One big question entering this game will be whether or not Pareja makes a couple of changes from last week's lineup that got blown out by the Dynamo. Will Victor Ulloa return to the lineup over Acosta or Gruezo? Will Zach Loyd or Ryan Hollingshead make their way back into the defense?
Prediction: Our staff has a full list of predictions, which one are you going with?
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Here you go, comment below. We'll be adding lineups and commentary as we go along here.