The big match is finally here as FC Dallas is on the road tonight in Colorado to take on the Colorado Rapids in a big 1v2 matchup.
Both teams enter this match on a good spot as both are coming off wins last weekend.
Previews: We have tons of preview material up and ready to read before this one kicks off.
REFEREE: Kevin Stott. AR1 (bench): Craig Lowry; AR2 (opposite): Danny Thornberry; 4th: Sorin Stoica MLS Career: 286 games; FC/gm: 25.4; Y/gm: 3.1; R: 6; pens: 15
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: COL: Axel Sjoberg, Shkelzen Gashi ... DAL: Atiba Harris
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: COL: Mekeil Williams, Jermaine Jones, Eric Miller ... DAL: Walker Zimmerman
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (65 meetings): Rapids 21 wins (1 shootout), 82 goals ...FC Dallas 31 wins (2 shootout), 105 goals ...Ties 13
AT COLORADO (32 meetings): Rapids 14 wins (0 shootout), 45 goals ... FC Dallas 9 wins (0 shootout), 43 goals ... Ties 9
RETURN MATCHES: 9/10: FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids, 8 p.m. CT
LAST YEAR [MLS]:
4/10: DAL 0, COL 4 (Badji 2; Powers 43; Torres 70; Serna 85)
4/24: COL 1, DAL 1 (LaBrocca 79 – Diaz 31)
6/19: COL 1, DAL 1 (Serna 88 – Castillo 71)
Coaches record: Oscar Pareja vs. COL: P6 W3 L1 D2 ... Pablo Mastroeni vs. DAL: P6 W1 L3 D2
FC Dallas Injury Report
OUT: Zach Loyd (concussion)
Early goals. According to the club's game notes, FC Dallas has scored an MLS‐leading 13 goals in the first 30 minutes of matches this season. Colorado has scored just three times in the opening 30 minutes of matches this season.
Road form. FC Dallas has given up 17 of its 30 goals in four matches this season: 5‐0 in Houston (3/12), 3‐0 in Vancouver (4/23), 4‐0 in New York (4/29) and 5‐0 in Seattle (7/13).
How to watch
Kickoff: 8:00 PM
Venue: Dicks Sporting Goods Park
Online: MLS Live
Projected lineups: We know Pareja went all out on Wednesday in Houston but does he do the same here this weekend in Colorado or play it a little safe? Also, will Fabian Castillo be in the lineup?
Prediction: Our staff has a full list of predictions, which one are you going with?
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