FC Dallas looks to remain unbeaten as the month of June begins with a home match against arch-rivals Houston Dynamo.
The clubs play for “El Capitán”, the 19th‐century Mountain Howitzer cannon to be awarded to the winner of the season series by supporters groups for both clubs.
Previews: We have tons of preview material up and ready to read before this one kicks off.
REFEREE: Kevin Stott. AR1 (bench): Ian Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Jeffrey Greeson; 4th: Fotis Bazakos MLS Career: 282 games; FC/gm: 25.4; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 70; pens: 73
SUSPENDED: HOU: Alex (through June 2)
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: DAL: Walker Zimmerman
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: DAL: Maynor Figueroa ... HOU: Alex, Jalil Anibaba
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: DAL: Carlos Gruezo (Ecuador; Copa America); Tesho Akindele (Canada; vs. Azerbaijan 6/3); Atiba Harris (St. Kitts and Nevis; CFU Caribbean Cup) ... HOU: Giles Barnes (Jamaica; Copa America)
ALL-TIME (25 meetings): FC Dallas 8 wins, 36 goals ... Dynamo 10 wins, 38 goals ... Ties 7
AT DALLAS (12 meetings): FC Dallas 5 wins, 16 goals ... Dynamo 3 wins, 14 goals ... Ties 4
FUTURE MATCH: 8/27: Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas, 8 p.m. CT
Coaches record: Wade Barrett vs. DAL: first game ... Oscar Pareja vs. HOU: P7 W5 L1 T1
FC Dallas Injury Report
OUT: Alejandro Zendejas - Osteitis Pubis, Michael Barrios - knee strain
Home against Houston. According to the club's game notes, FCD has won three games in a row in Frisco, the last Dynamo victory there coming in 2011.
Shots. FC Dallas’ offense ranks third in shots (200) and second in shots on goal (76).
How to watch
Kickoff: 8:00 PM
Venue: Toyota Stadium
TV: Time Warner Cable
Online: MLS Live
Projected lineups: Does Oscar Pareja make any big changes going into the Derby match? Or will it be a similar group that got a shutout draw on the road last weekend in San Jose?
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