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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Match day info: New England Revolution at FC Dallas


NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION at FC DALLAS
FC DALLAS STADIUM, Frisco, Texas
April 5, 2012
7:30 p.m. CT (FS-SW+)

- LAMAR'S TAILGATE: Gates open at 6 p.m. on the North Concourse featuring Urban Crust's wood-burning oven of individual pizzas, music from DJ Jake Salem, street tacos and other food options.

- BUDWEISER BUILD-A-BAR: Check out this beer-selling station that includes a Bottoms Up Draught Unit, bar seating, plasma video screens and more!

- BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES: The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales will ride into FC Dallas Stadium and be a part of the pre-game festivities on the North Concourse. Come take a photo with these beautiful horses during their stop in North Texas.

- LAMAR HUNT, JR. TO SCARF LAMAR HUNT STATUE: One of the sons of Lamar Hunt, Lamar Jr. will scarf the statue of his father during pre-game ceremonies.

REFEREE: Juan Guzman.
MLS Career: 8 games; FC/gm: 29.5; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 4; pens: 2
SAR (bench): Ian Anderson;
JAR (opposite): Adam Garner;
4th: Baldomero Toledo

INJURY REPORT:

- FC DALLAS - OUT: FW Scott Sealy (L hamstring); MF David Ferreira (R ankle); QUESTIONABLE: MF Fabian Castillo (L knee); DF George John (L hamstring)

- NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION - OUT: FW Zak Boggs (R ankle sprain); MF Benny Feilhaber (L peroneal strain); MF Sainey Nyassi (R hamstring strain); DOUBTFUL: DF John Lozano (R hip flexor strain); DF Kevin Alston (L hamstring tightness)

INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

SUSPENDED: DAL: Daniel Hernandez (through April 8); Jair Benitez (through April 8)

HEAD-TO-HEAD

ALL-TIME (37 meetings):
FC Dallas 11 wins (1 shootout), 46 goals...
Revolution 23 wins (1 shootout), 65 goals...
Ties 3

AT DALLAS (19 meetings):
FC Dallas 6 wins (0 shootout), 22 goals...
Revolution 11 wins (0 shootout), 28 goals...
Ties 2

LAST YEAR (MLS):

6/4: DAL 1, NE 0 (Chavez 69)
9/10: NE 2, DAL 0 (Joseph 14; Lekic 85)

- This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
- FC Dallas won 1-0 in Frisco last year, ending a four-year winless streak against the Revolution at FC Dallas Stadium. FCD's only home win from 2007-2010 vs. New England - including in the 2007 U.S. Open Cup Final - came at the Cotton Bowl in 2009.
- Dallas has not at New England since 2003. The Revs have won seven of the eight meetings since in Foxborough, with one draw (that coming in 2010).

Coaches record:
Schellas Hyndman vs. NE: P6 W2 L2 D2 ...
Jay Heaps vs. DAL: first game

FC DALLAS NEWS

- FC Dallas allowed six goals on their two-game road trip. The four goals conceded to D.C. United matched last year's season-high, set in losses to Sporting KC (June 12) and San Jose (Oct. 22).

- With midfielders Brek Shea and Carlos Rodriguez back from attempting to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games with the USA and Panama respectively, Hernan Pertuz moved back to central defense and Jair Benitez resumed his role at left back.

- A year ago, FC Dallas recorded 13 shutouts in 34 games - third-most in MLS (behind LA, 17, and RSL, 14), and tied for the sixth-most in a single season in league history. But they had one clean sheet over the last 11 games, and have not recorded one this season.

- Blas Perez scored his second goal in three games, joining Ricardo Villar with two goals for the team lead.

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION NEWS

- The Revolution did not win back-to-back games over the entirety of the 2011 season. They last won consecutive games in October 2010, a 2-1 win at Houston then a 1-0 home win vs. Kansas City.

- The Revolution also snapped a nine-game winless streak (0-5-4) away from Gillette Stadium. New England last won on the road July 20, 2011 in a 1-0 victory at D.C. United.

- Kelyn Rowe's first professional goal came before a large contingent of friends and family in a place where he called home for a couple of years while attending UCLA.
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After starting in a wide midfield role the week before - and moving to fullback in the course of that game - Ryan Guy was given a start up top in partnership with Saer Sene.

- Goalkeeper Matt Reis was credited with his 99th victory between the posts. Five goalkeepers in MLS history have been awarded 100 victories or more in league play.