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Squad Selection: Can FC Dallas win the first leg of the Texas Derby?

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Can FC Dallas take advantage of Houston’s tired legs this weekend?

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The first round of the 2018 Texas Derby is finally here as FC Dallas heads south to battle the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.

The Derby is always a bit of a toss up in terms of what to expect and given how Oscar Pareja has been with his roster selection these days, we can expect the unexpected potentially again this weekend with the club back on the road.

The big question will be, does he remain with his defensive style approach on the road or go for it all against a team that just ran out a lot of key starters on Wednesday night in the US Open Cup?

Here is what we know in terms of availability for Saturday’s game (some of the loaned players could end up not being on loan, those are fluid each week):

LOAN: Anibal Chala (L.D.U. Quinto), Adonijah Reid (Ottawa), Brandon Servania (Tulsa), Francis Atauhene (OKC Energy)

Note: Newcomer Marquinhos Pedroso is currently still sorting out his visa before he officially joins the team and is available for selection. He hasn’t trained yet this week, so I wouldn’t expect him just yet.

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