DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo.
October 1, 2011
8 p.m. CT (FS-SW+)
REFEREE: Silviu Petrescu.
MLS Career: 35 games; FC/gm: 28.4; Y/gm: 3.9; R: 6; pens: 5
SAR (bench): Daniel Belleau;
JAR (opposite): Joe Fletcher;
4th: Paul Ward.
COLORADO RAPIDS – OUT: FW Conor Casey (L achilles tear); DF Anthony Wallace (R knee arthroscopic surgery); PROBABLE: MF Jamie Smith (R hamstring strain / R calf strain); GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain)
FC DALLAS – OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira (R ankle); QUESTIONABLE: DF Jeremy Hall (L ankle)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: COL:Conor Casey, Caleb Folan, Brian Mullan, Sanna Nyassi … DAL: Daniel Hernandez
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: COL: Ross LaBauex, Jeff Larentowicz, Pablo Mastroeni, Tyrone Marshall, Drew Moor, Wells Thompson, Anthony Wallace … DAL: Marvin Chavez, Jeremy Hall, Andrew Jacobson, George John, Zach Loyd
ALL-TIME (52 meetings):
Rapids 17 wins (1 shootout), 63 goals …
FC Dallas 25 wins (2 shootout), 87 goals …
AT COLORADO (25 meetings):
Rapids 12 wins (0 shootout), 37 goals …
FC Dallas 7 wins (0 shootout), 35 goals …
The teams met for the first time since last year’s MLS Cup Final on April 8 of this year. David Ferreira scored twice after Ugo Ihemelu put FCD into the lead in a 3-0 Dallas win at Pizza Hut Park.
The game is a rematch of MLS Cup 2010, won 2-1 by the Rapids in extra time at Toronto’s BMO Field. The teams played to draws in both league meetings last season.
FC Dallas last won at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in 2007; the Rapids last came away with a victory from Pizza Hut Park in 2008.
Gary Smith vs. DAL: P7 W2 L2 D3 …
Schellas Hyndman v COL: P8 W2 L2 D4