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Match Preview: FC Dallas vs TFC
April 11, 2009, 9:25 AM
Filed under: FC Dallas, Toronto FC

TORONTO FC vs FC DALLAS
BMO FIELD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
April 11, 2009 (WEEK 4) / MLS Game #23
4 p.m. ET (CBC; KFWD-52)

Toronto FC and FC Dallas kick off the first leg of their two-game, home-and-home series over the next two weekends when they meet Saturday afternoon at BMO Field – with both teams desperate for a victory. TFC followed a season-opening win with a draw and a loss, the defeat coming last weekend in their home debut. FCD has lost all three of its matches thus far, the first time in club history the Dallas organization has opened with three losses to start a season.

REFEREE: Terry Vaughn. SAR (bench): Joe Fletcher; JAR (opposite): Daniel Belleau; 4th: Steven DePiero
MLS Career: 104 games; FC/gm: 29.4; Y/gm: 3.8; R: 34; pens: 31

INJURY REPORT: TORONTO FC – OUT: FW O’Brian White (knee); PROBABLE: FW Chad Barrett (adductors) … FC DALLAS — OUT: MF Marcelo Saragosa (R knee); GK Dario Sala (L knee); QUESTIONABLE: DF Steve Purdy (R hamstring); DF Daniel Torres (R hamstring); MF Andre Rocha (R foot)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
SUSPENDED: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (4 meetings): Toronto FC 1 win, 6 goals … FC Dallas 2 wins, 6 goals … Ties 1
AT TORONTO (2 meetings): Toronto FC 1 win, 4 goals … FC Dallas 1 win, 2 goals … Ties 0
RETURN MATCHES: 4/19: Toronto FC at FC Dallas, 6 p.m. CT

LAST YEAR (MLS):
8/3: TOR 0, DAL 2 (Cooper 81, 90)

10/11: DAL 2, TOR 2 (Cooper 34, 90 – Velez 72, Wynne 88)

• After a 4-0 win in the first meeting between the teams, Toronto FC have gone winless against FC Dallas, the Texas side winning two of the last three with one draw.

• FCD has never lost to TFC at Pizza Hut Park, winning the first meeting there with a draw in the second last year. The teams have split their two matches at BMO Field.

• The teams will conclude their season series this year over an eight-day stretch, with the meeting at Pizza Hut Park to be played next Sunday evening.

• Coaches record: John Carver v DAL: P2 W0 L1 T1 … Schellas Hyndman vs. TOR: P2 W1 L0 T1

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