FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids: Preview and Prediction
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FC Dallas return home to face the Colorado Rapids tomorrow night at 7:30PM at Toyota Stadium. Dallas is currently on a three game unbeaten run after drawing 0-0 against the Chicago Fire last weekend. The Rapids are undefeated in their last four games, the latest one ending in a 1-1 tie against Real Salt Lake last Saturday.
This is a big game for both teams as their currently tied in the Western Conference at 8 points. The difference between them is goal differential. Both have scored 7 goals so far but Colorado has conceded 5 goals, whereas Dallas has conceded 3.
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Nico Estevez should have his best eleven available for this match. Paul Arriola dealt with some tightness that kept him from last week's game. Since he had a game off, he will hopefully be rested enough to start the game. Jesus Ferreira and Edwin Cerrillo came off the bench, since both got a good 62-63 minute rest in the last match, they should be ready to start. Franco Jara and Facundo Quignon are good for depth but are not at the same level as Ferreira and Cerrillo, in a game that means so much for the Western Conference standings, they would be much better on the bench.
3-1 FC Dallas Win
Since his trade, Michael Barrios has been a thorn in Dallas' side. In three games, he has two goals against them. Barrios hasn't scored yet this season but he's recorded two assists. This game is perfect for Barrios to score his first of the season. The Dallas goals come from Paul Arriola and a brace from Ferreira.