FC Dallas is at home tonight as they host Western Conference rivals Real Salt Lake in their first meeting of the season with the Utah side.
RSL is coming off a midweek win over New York while FC Dallas is looking to erase that nasty taste from the loss they picked up in KC last weekend.
Previews: We have tons of preview material up and ready to read before this one kicks off.
REFEREE: Drew Fischer. AR1 (bench): Claudiu Badea; AR2 (opposite): Adam Garner; 4th: Sorin Stoica MLS Career: 54 games; FC/gm: 26.6; Y/gm: 3.1; R: 6; pens: 15
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: RSL: Tony Beltran
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: DAL: Maynor Figueroa, Walker Zimmerman -- RSL: Kyle Beckerman, Sunday Stephen
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: RSL: Kyle Beckerman (USA; Copa America)
ALL-TIME (31 meetings): FC Dallas 16 wins, 44 goals -- Real 10 wins, 38 goals -- Ties 5
AT DALLAS (14 meetings): FC Dallas 11 wins, 25 goals -- Real 1 win, 10 goals -- Ties 2
RETURN MATCHES: 8/20: Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas, 8 p.m. MT; 9/24: Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas, 7:30 p.m. MT
LAST YEAR (MLS)
8/29: DAL 2, RSL 0 (Akindele 51; Castillo 79)
10/17: RSL 0, DAL 1 (Texeira 57)Coaches record: Peter Vermes vs. DAL: P12 W5 L5 D2 ... Oscar Pareja vs. KC: P7 W2 L3 D2
Coaches record: Jeff Cassar vs. DAL: P5 W1 L3 D1 -- Oscar Pareja vs. RSL: P11 W5 L3 D3
FC Dallas Injury Report
OUT: Zach Loyd (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: Ryan Hollingshead (concussion)
RSL at FCD. According to the club's game notes, RSL is 1‐11‐2 at FC Dallas all‐time in league games between the clubs. FCD has also won a home game in the MLS Cup Playoffs (in 2010) and a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal (in 2011).
Tesho three years in. Tesho Akindele equaled his goal‐scoring output from last season (5) in less than half (673) the minutes he played all of last season (1502). He was crowned Rookie of the Year in 2013, after scoring seven times in 1,748 minutes. He ranks 14th all‐time in goals scored for FCD (17).
How to watch
Kickoff: 7:00 PM
Venue: Toyota Stadium
Online: MLS Live
Projected lineups: Does Oscar Pareja go back to his usual 4-2-3-1 lineup or does he stick with the 4-4-2 that nearly paid off last weekend in KC?
Prediction: Our staff has a full list of predictions, which one are you going with?
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