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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Match day info: FC Dallas at LA Galaxy


FC DALLAS vs LA GALAXY
THE HOME DEPOT CENTER, Carson, Calif.
April 28, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CT (FS-SW+)

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REFEREE: Ricardo Salazar.
MLS Career: 149 games; FC/gm: 27.0; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 42; pens: 55
SAR (bench): Peter Manikowski;
JAR (opposite): Mike Kampmeinert;
4th: Alejandro Mariscal

INJURY REPORT:

LA GALAXY - OUT: DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee surgery); GK Brian Perk (sports hernia surgery); QUESTIONABLE: MF David Beckham (back spasms); MF Mike Magee (L quad contusion)

FC DALLAS - OUT: MF David Ferreira (R foot surgery); MF Ricardo Villar (R foot strain); MF Andrew Wiedeman (sports hernia repair); QUESTIONABLE: MF Andrew Jacobson (R hamstring strain); GK Kevin Hartman (lower back spasms); Bryan Leyva (L ankle sprain)

INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

SUSPENDED: none

WARNINGS:

SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none

SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD

ALL-TIME (54 meetings):
Galaxy 26 wins (1 shootout), 98 goals ...
FC Dallas 19 wins (1 shootout), 75 goals ...
Ties 9

AT FC DALLAS (27 meetings):
Galaxy 19 wins (1 shootout), 57 goals ...
FC Dallas 5 wins (1 shootout), 28 goals ...
Ties 3

RETURN MATCHES:
7/28: FC Dallas vs. LA Galaxy, 7 p.m. CT (NBC SN);
8/26: LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas, 4 p.m. PT (NBC SN)

LAST YEAR (MLS):

5/1: DAL 2, LA 1 (Castillo 47; Shea 88 - Donovan 51)
8/6: LA 3, DAL 1 (Gonzalez 32; Juninho 62; Magee 81 - Chavez 9)

Coaches record:
Bruce Arena vs. DAL: P18 W9 L7 D2 ...
Schellas Hyndman vs. LA: P8 W3 L3 D2

LA GALAXY NEWS

- The Galaxy won for a second consecutive game after back-to-back losses, and won on the road in their second trip in league play away from The Home Depot Center.

- LA Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Saunders saved a penalty kick from Omar Cummings in stoppage time to preserve the 2-1 win in Colorado. It was his first penalty save in MLS.

- For the second time in as many games, a Robbie Keane pass set up a Landon Donovan goal, providing the ultimate deciding goal in the victory against Colorado.

- A year after tying the all-time MLS record with 17 shutouts and conceding just 28 goals in 34 games (tied for fourth-fewest in league history), the Galaxy still have yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

- Donovan has 17 goals and 12 assists in 29 career regular-season games vs. Dallas - his highest output against a single opponent.

FC DALLAS NEWS

- Heading into the game, Hyndman had a real injury crisis on his hands with midfielders Ricardo Villar, Andrew Jacobson and David Ferreira all ruled out through injury. Then in the days leading up to the match, striker Blas Perez was suspended for the contest in a ruling by the MLS Disciplinary Committee.

- Things got even worse when Carlos Rodriguez suffered what Hyndman said was a dislocation of his elbow early in the second half that forced him off the field. Jackson made his first appearance after his return from his loan to Cruzeiro EC in Brazil.

- Striker Scott Sealy was able to make his first start of the season, after coming on as a substitute the weekend before. Jair Benitez also made his return to the lineup following a three-match absence.

- Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman was again unable to figure, after being scratched from the Vancouver match with back spasms after warmups. Chris Seitz was credited with four saves.

- Brek Shea has scored the last two goals for FC Dallas, converting the penalty kick just before the interval for his second goal this season.

- Home Grown Player Jonathan Top made his full professional debut, coming on for the final quarter of the match.