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Three-minute preview: Sporting Kansas City at FC Dallas

Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi (left) is ready to return to action Saturday at Dallas.
Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi (left) is ready to return to action Saturday at Dallas. The Associated Press

WHEN/WHERE: 8 p.m. Saturday at Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas

TV/RADIO: KMCI-TV (Ch. 38); 99.3 FM, KDTD (1340 AM)

ABOUT SPORTING KC (10-11-4, 34 points): As it opens a slate of five matches in 15 days, Sporting KC is stuck in a 10-game road winless streak, their longest such skid since 2008. The club sits in fifth place in the Western Conference. Defender Nuno Coelho (hamstring) and winger Graham Zusi (hamstring) have been labeled ready to return to the lineup. Midfielders Roger Espinoza and Soni Mustivar are serving one-game suspensions after picking up cards in last week's loss to Portland.

ABOUT FC DALLAS (13-6-5, 44 points): After losing in Kansas City on June 19, FC Dallas is 9-1-1 over its ensuing 11 matches. But the club could endure some tired legs Saturday. FC Dallas used most of its starters for a 2-1 victory against the LA Galaxy in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals Wednesday, a match that lasted 120 minutes.

BOTTOM LINE: FC Dallas has been superb at home this season, posting a 9-0-3 record. It has outscored opponents 25-7 at Toyota Park.

PREDICTION: FC Dallas 2, Sporting KC 1

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