FC Dallas heads to Monterrey for the 2nd leg of the Rio Grande Plate up 2-0 on goals by virtue of a victory at Pizza Hut Park last week. If the Hoops score a goal, Tigres will need 4 goals to claim the title. The MLS side will be without superstar striker Carlos Ruiz, Robert Mina who is a member of Ecuador’s player pool (and was one of the final cuts from the World Cup team) , Former Man U midfielder Mark Wilson and Ronnie O’Brien the former Irish National Team regular. So the Hoops must get it done shorthanded. Here is the FC Dallas roster:
FC DALLAS ROSTER:GOALKEEPERS: 48 – Dario Sala, 00 – Jeff Cassar
DEFENDERS: 3 – Greg Vanney, 4 – Chris Gbandi, 11 – Clarence Goodson, 14 – Drew Moor, 19 – Bobby Rhine, 21 – Alex Yi, 22 – Michael Dello-Russo, 23 – Blake Wagner, 24 – Justin Moore.
MIDFIELDERS: 5 – Marcelo Saragosa, 8 – Richard Mulrooney, 12 – Arturo Alvarez, 13 – Dax McCarty, 17 – Simo Valakari, 27 – Aaron Pitchkolan.
FORWARDS: 7 – Abe Thompson, 25 – Dominic Oduro, 33 – Kenny Cooper.
NOTES: Carlos Ruiz (hamstring), Roberto Mina (knee operation), Ronnie O’Brien (hamstring), Mark Wilson (Achilles tendon), David Wagenfuhr (concussion) are all injured and will not travel. Midfielder Ramon Nunez will not make the trip as he awaits international travel documents.