New York Red Bulls (6-6-15, 33 PTS)
FC Dallas (13-8-7, 46 PTS)
Hispanic Heritage Night
Pizza Hut Park
7:30 p.m. CT on WFAA Digital Ch. 8.3, re-air on TXA21 Sept. 25 from 7-9 p.m. CT
FC Dallas to honor Bobby Rhine
FC Dallas players, staff and fans will join together to pay tribute to Bobby Rhine at Saturday’s match versus Red Bull New York with black arm bands and a moment of silence, as well as a video tribute to the beloved player and broadcaster at halftime. Rhine’s initials will be painted on the field and a special banner will hang from his regular broadcast booth during the match.
NEXT MARCH TO THE MATCH:
Place: The Londoner Frisco
Date: September 17, 2011
Opponent: New York Red Bulls
Tailgate Start: 5:30 p.m.
March Leader: MLS Commissioner Don Garber accompanied by FC Dallas President and CEO Doug Quinn, midfielder Brek Shea and members of the Rhine family
- The March to the Match tailgate begins at The Londoner Frisco at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.
- Pizza Hut Park gates open at 6:00 p.m.
- Budweiser Beer Garden Happy Hour specials featuring $2 beers, $4 margaritas, $4 wine and $5 beer bombers start as soon as the gates open and run through halftime.
- March to the Match at 7:00 p.m.
- FC Dallas kicks off against the New York Red Bulls at 7:30 p.m.
- During the game, FC Dallas authentic and replica jerseys will be on sale for 35% off regular price while supplies last!
REFEREE: Jair Marrufo.
MLS Career: 121 games; FC/gm: 24.6; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 29; pens: 40
SAR (bench): C.J. Morgante;
JAR (opposite): Corey Rockwell;
4th: Abbey Okulaja
INJURY REPORT: FC DALLAS – OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira (R ankle); MF Bruno Guarda (L ankle); MF Marvin Chavez (R ankle sprain) …
NEW YORK RED BULLS – OUT: MF Carl Robinson (R knee contusion); DF Roy Miller (R adductor strain); QUESTIONABLE: MF Brian Nielsen (knee surgery recovery); GK Frank Rost (R quadriceps tear); MF Sacir Hot (R knee effusion); DF Tim Ream (lower leg contusion)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
SUSPENDED: DAL: Brek Shea (caution accumulation; through Sept. 17) … NY: Rafa Marquez (caution accumulation; through Sept. 17); Jan Gunnar Solli (through Sept. 17)
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: DAL: Daniel Hernandez, George John … NY: Roy Miller, Luke Rodgers
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: DAL: Marvin Chavez, Jeremy Hall, Andrew Jacobson, Zach Loyd … NY: Mehdi Ballouchy, Thierry Henry, Carlos Mendes, Dane Richards, Teemu Tainio
ALL-TIME (37 meetings): FC Dallas 16 wins (0 shootout), 59 goals … Red Bulls 17 wins (1 shootout), 53 goals… Ties 4
AT DALLAS (17 meetings): FC Dallas 8 wins (0 shootout), 29 goals … Red Bulls 7 wins (1 shootout), 24 goals … Ties 2
- In the first meeting this year, a late Thierry Henry goal overcame a Marvín Chavez brace as the teams played to a 2-2 draw July 23 at Red Bull Arena.
- The Red Bulls saw a four-game home winning streak vs. FCD snapped in the first meeting. New York won 2-1 last April 17 in the first meeting at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls won the final three encounters at Giants Stadium, following a 2-1 FCD win in 2006.
Hans Backe vs. DAL: P3 W1 L0 D2 …
Schellas Hyndman v NY: P6 W1 L3 D2
LAST MEETING (MLS)
7/23: NY 2, DAL 2 (Agudelo 39; Henry 85 – Chavez 50, 78)
- The home side took the lead after 39 minutes. Dane Richards sent in a low pass to the center of the area from the right flank, and Juan Agudelo somehow got his right foot around FC Dallas captain Daniel Hernandez and chipped the cross up and over FCD goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.
- But FCD drew even in the 50th minute, after some nifty interchange between Ricardo Villar and halftime substitute Bruno Guarda. Villar sent a through ball to Marvin Chávez inside the penalty area, who fired a shot that deflected slightly off Tim Ream and beat goalkeeper Frank Rost.
- FC Dallas grabbed the lead in the 78th minute when FC Dallas left back Jair Benítez delivered a ball into the area. FCD central defender George John deflected it to the feet of Chávez, who perfectly placed his shot by Rost.
- But the Red Bulls salvaged a point five minutes from the end when Thierry Henry controlled a Dax McCarty pass 20 yards from goal, froze the defense with a fake and curled a left-footed shot near post past a hopelessly sprawled Hartman.