By the Numbers - May 11
This is the 41st regular season encounter between FC Dallas and the Crew.
Both teams have won 16 of the 40 matches played with the Crew winning 11 home contests and Dallas winning 12 in Texas.
FC Dallas and the Crew have tied eight times with six of them happening at Crew Stadium.
55 – 54
Dallas won the Pioneer Cup in 2011 on all-time goal differential edging the Black & Gold by one.
Milovan Mirosevic is the most fouled player on the Crew suffering 22 in the eight games he played. He is second only to Seattle’s Fredy Montero who has suffered 24.
The Crew’s newest acquisition, midfielder Chris Birchall, spent three seasons in L.A. helping the Galaxy win three titles: back-to-back Supporters’ Shields (2010-11) and the 2011 MLS Cup.
There are only three field players who have started every match for the Crew this season, Eddie Gaven, Mirosevic and Sebastian Miranda. Of the three players only Mirosevic has played all of the 720 minutes.
Both FC Dallas and the Crew have had issues with injuries so far this year. As of May 8, the MLS injury report listed seven FC Dallas players and 11 Crew players.