FC Dallas vs. Columbus Crew SC | MLS Match Preview
FC DALLAS vs. COLUMBUS CREW SC
TOYOTA STADIUM, Frisco, Texas
APRIL 2, 2016 (WEEK 5, MLS GAME #38)
9 pm ET (MLS LIVE, TWCSC-OH, CW Columbus, TXA-21)
It’s a meeting of clubs at opposite ends of their early conference standings when FC Dallas host to Columbus Crew SC on Saturday evening at Toyota Stadium. FC Dallas have moved atop the Western Conference with three wins in four games, coming off of a 3-0 win at D.C. United last weekend. Crew SC sit at the foot of the Eastern Conference table, still winless in three games to start the year, coming off of a scoreless draw with the Chicago Fire in their last outing two weeks ago.
- FC Dallas won a third match this season by multiple-goal shutout, rolling to a 3-0 win against D.C. United on Saturday afternoon at RFK Stadium. Michael Barrios scored two goals in a game for the second time in 30 appearances in his MLS career.
- Crew SC return to action after gaining their first point of the season following a pair of losses, reaching a 0-0 result with the Chicago Fire in their last match, March 19.
REFEREE: Edvin Jurisevic. AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Jeffrey Greeson; 4th: Juan Guzman
Jurisevic MLS Career: 96 games; FC/gm: 22.9; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 22; pens: 18
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME MLS (44 meetings): FC Dallas 17 wins (1 shootout), 61 goals … Crew SC 18 wins (1 shootout), 60 goals … Ties 9
AT DALLAS (20 meetings): FC Dallas 12 wins (1 shootout), 36 goals …Crew SC 6 wins (1 shootout), 24 goals …Ties 2
LAST YEAR (MLS):
9/6: CLB 0, DAL 3 (Harris 27; Barrios 69; Texeira 71)
- This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
- FC Dallas won the lone meeting between the teams a year ago, a 3-0 win Sept. 6 in Columbus, snapping a three-game Crew SC undefeated streak in the series. It was FCD’s first win in Columbus since 2007, ending a six-game home undefeated streak in the series for Crew SC (4-0-2).
- When Crew SC won 4-2 at Toyota Stadium on Sept. 29, 2013, the last meeting between the teams there, it was their first win in Frisco since 2008.
COACHES' RECORDS: Gregg Berhalter vs. DAL: P3 W0 L1 D2 … Oscar Pareja vs. CLB: P5 W3 L0 D2