MLS Preview: FC Dallas - D.C. United

Zac Lee Rigg
MLS Preview: Chivas USA - D.C. United



FC Dallas (4-2-3-1): Fernandez; Loyd, Woodberry, Hedges, Benitez; Michel, Watson; Cooper, Ferreira, Castillo; Perez.


OUT: Ugo Ihemelu (concussion) - IR, Peter Luccin (torn R ACL) - IR

QUESTIONABLE: Stephen Keel (L quad strain), Andrew Jacobson (R hamstring strain), George John (L knee strain)

D.C. United (4-2-3-1): Hamid; Korb, McDonald, Jakovic, Woolard; Kitchen, Saragosa; Porter, De Rosario, Sanchez; Rafael.


OUT: Lewis Neal (pubic stress reaction), John Thorrington (L medial collateral ligament)

QUESTIONABLE: Nick DeLeon (R hamstring strain), Chris Pontius (L groin strain)



  • Dallas has the most points in the league, 21. D.C. United has the fewest with four.

  • Of the seven teams with four points of fewer after eight games to begin an MLS season, three made the playoffs.

  • D.C. won the only meeting with FCD last season, but hasn't won in Frisco, Texas since 2007 (two draws and two losses).

  • United has lost six games in a row, including a 4-0 embarrassing at the hands of the Houston Dynamo in RFK Stadium. D.C. has lost four straight at home.

  • Dallas leads the Western Conference with 16 goals. David Ferreira is tied for third in the league with three assists.