Previews: We have tons of preview material up and ready to read before this one kicks off.
REFEREE: Juan Guzman. AR1 (bench): Jeff Hosking; AR2 (opposite): Cameron Blanchard; 4th: Daniel Radford MLS Career: 64 games; FC/gm: 25.3; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 21; pens: 15
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: DAL: Carlos Gruezo
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: POR: Alvas Powell ... DAL: Maynor Figueroa
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (13 meetings): Timbers 5 wins, 18 goals ... FC Dallas 4 wins, 24 goals ... Ties 4
AT PORTLAND (6 meetings): Timbers 4 wins, 12 goals ... FC Dallas 0 wins, 7 goals ... Ties 2
RETURN MATCHES: 5/11: FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers, 8 p.m. CT; 9/3: FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers, 8 p.m. CT
LAST YEAR (MLS):
4/4: POR 3, DAL 1 (Borchers 23; Urruti 62; Chara 87 - Akindele 29)
7/25: DAL 4, POR 1 (Barrios 12, 22; Acosta 69; Diaz 87 - Adi 93+)
Coaches record: Caleb Porter vs. DAL: P8 W4 L2 D2 ... Oscar Pareja vs. SJ: P11 W4 L5 D2
FC Dallas Injury Report
OUT: Alejandro Zendejas - Osteitis Pubis
QUESTIONABLE: Mauro Diaz - thigh
Argentine leaders. According to the game notes, Mauro Diaz is tied for the league lead in fouls suffered (16) and assists (4) despite not playing the past two weeks. Maxi Urruti is tied for third in shots on goal (8) and ranks fifth in goals (3).
Similar form from 2015. Last year was a banner season for FCD with a record 60 points earned. FCD (3‐1‐2, 11 points) is one point ahead of where it was in 2015, six games into the season.
On goal. Dallas ranks first in MLS in shots on goal this season (35). Vancouver ranks second with 34.
How to watch
Kickoff: 9:30 PM
Venue: Providence Park
TV: Time Warner Cable
Online: MLS Live
Projected lineups: How much change will happen on short rest? Time will tell but we aren't expecting any Mauro Diaz again tonight.
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