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FC Dallas names roster for second leg versus Tigres

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.

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A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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6 Responses to FC Dallas names roster for second leg versus Tigres

  1. Hat Trick Peter Crouch says:

    I did not realize Ronnie O’Brien was in your stinking domestic league. He is a quality attacking player.

    Mark Wilson was a major letdown at Old Tratford. He was highly touted by the club and even saw some first team action. He never developed and was sold to Crystal Palce or West Ham or someone like that and quickly faded from sight.

  2. Rafael says:

    FC Dallas will have tough time without Ruiz, Mina and O’Brien stimulating the attack in the rough heat and hostile atmosphere tonight.

  3. The Three Lions says:

    Mark Wilson! What a blast from the past that is. Has been performing well in the states?

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