Previews: We have tons of preview material up and ready to read before this one kicks off.
REFEREE: Edvin Jurisevic. AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Jeffrey Greeson; 4th: Juan Guzman MLS Career: 96 games; FC/gm: 22.9; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 22; pens: 18
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (44 meetings): FC Dallas 17 wins (1 shootout), 61 goals ... Crew SC 18 wins (1 shootout), 60 goals ... Ties 9
AT DALLAS (20 meetings): FC Dallas 12 wins (1 shootout), 36 goals ...Crew SC 6 wins (1 shootout), 24 goals ...Ties 2
LAST YEAR (MLS):
9/6: CLB 0, DAL 3 (Harris 27; Barrios 69; Texeira 71)
Coaches record: Gregg Berhalter vs. DAL: P3 W0 L1 D2 ... Oscar Pareja vs. CLB: P5 W3 L0 D2
FC Dallas Injury Report
OUT: Alejandro Zendejas - Osteitis Pubis
A historical date in Ohio. One of FC Dallas' biggest wins of the 2015 season came against Columbus on Sept. 6, 2015 - during a FIFA international break (today's match is also during an international break). Due to the number of players missing for that match, FC Dallas was able to start five Homegrown players: Gonzalez, Ulloa, Craft, Zendejas and Acosta en route to a 3‐0 victory (tied for the biggest margin of victory away from Toyota Stadium last season).
Hot star plus record against the East. According to the club's game notes, Pareja is 13‐4‐3 against the east in the past two seasons. Pareja, Dallas has a 9‐1‐2 record in March (identical 3‐0‐1 records in 2014/15 and 3‐1‐0 this season).
How to watch
Kickoff: 8:00 PM
Venue: Toyota Stadium
TV: TXA 21
Online: MLS Live
Projected lineups: Does Pareja reward players from last week's win in the defense that got the shutout over D.C. United? Or do we see guys like Jesse Gonzalez, Maynor Figueroa and Walker Zimmerman return to the lineup?
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