Both the Seattle Sounders and FC Dallas are impacted by injury and suspension. The biggest lineup question facing Seattle is can Jhon Kennedy Hurtado start his first game with his new mask. For the Toros the question of whether or not to push stars Shea and John through injury may come down to the result of the Portland-Vancouver match. If Vancouver loses the pressure mounts for Hyndman's squad to make a push.
The statistics for Dallas are a bit odd. Their season really took place in two parts. The first they were awful and the second they were decent, but not great. Some things are clear. They are good in dead ball situations and poor in run of play (particularly open play crosses - yeah!). They play at a high pace, but do not do well late in matches. At this point in time they might be considered an average MLS side.
Referee: Baldomero Toledo - MLS Career: 144 games; FC/gm: 25.0; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 48; pens: 51
AR1 (bench): Ian Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Fabio Tovar; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal
INJURY REPORT (Friday)
SOUNDERS FC - OUT: FW Sodade (R knee ACL tear); DF Duran (L ACL surgery); DOUBTFUL: DF Gonzalez (R hamstring strain); DF Ianni (R calf strain); PROBABLE: DF Hurtado (facial fracture); MF Zakuani (abdominal strain)
FC DALLAS - OUT: DF Ihemelu (concussion symptoms); GK Seitz (illness); QUESTIONABLE: MF Jackson (R quad strain); MF Shea (abdominal strain); DF John (R ankle sprain)
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