LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) October 12, 2014
With Robbie Keane on international duty and Marcelo Sarvas suspended on yellow card accumulation, Bruce Arena opened to go with conservative replacements. That's most likely because injured fullbacks Robbie Rogers and Dan Gargan were not able to make the starting XI. That results in James Riley getting the start after Rogers's injury, and Leonardo remaining in while A.J. DeLaGarza covers for Gargan.
This is a lineup drastically different from the one that beat New York 4-0, but with a back line in common with the one that beat Toronto 3-0. They won't have to worry about containing Blas Perez, but LA will need one of the center mids to step up and taking on Sarvas' distributing role as well as one of Gordon or Zardes taking on more of a supplier role and dropping back.
FC Dallas (@FCDallas) October 12, 2014
Dallas has a Rookie of the Year candidate up top, along with young Fabian Castillo and youth international David Teixeira. Hopefully inexperience will work in the defense's favor as they face a group of speedy forwards.