With the midweek Knockout Round playoff game, Bruce Arena was surely to rest a number of regular starters against FC Dallas on Sunday afternoon, and he did just that.
Three of the four members of the back line keep their role, alongside Brian Rowe in goal. Ashley Cole gets the day off, though, as Dave Romney starts in the left back position.
Rafael Garcia slots next to Jeff Larentowicz as Baggio Husidic gets moved to the bench. There is no sight of Emmanuel Boateng, Giovani dos Santos or Sebastian Lletget today. That means that Mike Magee gets placed on the right wing, while Raul Mendiola patrols the left. Slotting behind the strike this afternoon is Landon Donovan.
Finally, getting the start up top is goal puppy himself: Ariel Lassiter. With the Los Dos this season, Lassiter finished as the second leading goal scorer on the club with nine. This is a big moment for the youngster and he’ll look to show what he has.