Jay Heaps has seen no reason to make any drastic changes to the team that beat Los Angeles 3-1 on the weekend, putting the New England Revolution on the pitch in the same 4-4-2/4-4-1-1 formation seen in Carson on Saturday. The only change is at right-back, where German newcomer Florian Lechner will make his first MLS start in place of the injured Kevin Alston, who was subbed off at halftime this weekend due to a hamstring complaint.
Jose Moreno is once again on the bench, but he stands a much greater chance of seeing time tonight than he did on Saturday, with coach Heaps hinting last week that he plans to get him minutes against Dallas. Darrius Barnes also returns to the bench after a lengthy lay-off due to a calf problem.
For Dallas, some serious shuffling was on the cards after their loss to DC, with both Daniel Hernandez and Jair Benitez serving suspensions. Fabian Castillo returns from injury and will likely pair up with Blas Perez up top, while Carlos Rodriguez enters the starting lineup on the wing as the Hoops look to be trotting out in a 4-4-2 formation similar to that being run by New England.
Revolution: Matt Reis; Chris Tierney, A.J. Soares, Stephen McCarthy, Kevin Alston; Lee Nguyen, Shalrie Joseph, Clyde Simms, Kelyn Rowe; Ryan Guy, Saer Sene
Bench: Shuttleworth, Cardenas, White, Moreno, Barnes, Fagundez, Purdie
FC Dallas: Kevin Hartman; Zach Loyd, George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Hernan Pertuz; Carlos Rodriguez, Andrew Jacobson, Ricardo Villar, Brek Shea; Fabian Castillo, Blas Perez
Bench: Seitz, Warshaw, Luna, Guarda, Hedges, Wiedeman, Leyva