Galaxy-FC Dallas: Hoops spring a surprise
November, 14, 2010
By Scott French | ESPNLosAngeles.com
No change in the Galaxy's lineup for Sunday evening's Western Conference final at the Home Depot Center -- coach Bruce Arena trots out the same starting XI he used in both games against Seattle -- but FC Dallas has a different look.
The Hoops brought back former Chivas USA attacker Atiba Harris, as expected, but the surprise is he's replacing speedy forward Jeff Cunningham up front rather than diminutive winger Marvin Chavez. Harris was red-carded in the first leg of FC Dallas' first-round playoff victory over Real Salt Lake and was suspended for last week's second leg.
Galaxy: G Donovan Ricketts; D Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez, A.J. DeLaGarza and Eddie Lewis; M David Beckham, Juninho, Dema Kovalenko and Landon Donovan; F Edson Buddle and Mike Magee.
FC Dallas: G Kevin Hartman; D Jackson Goncalves, George John, Ugo Ihemelu and Jair Benitez; M Marvin Chavez, Dax McCarthy, Daniel Hernandez, Brek Shea and David Ferreira; and F Atiba Harris.