This Saturday's match up will showcase two teams going in different directions. Vancouver has been unable to show any offensive spark this season, while FC Dallas is the best team in the league. However, this is MLS we're talking about; crazy results are to be expected. For the Caps, hopefully that means a forward gets a goal.
We got in touch with Drew Epperly from Big D Soccer to get the scoop on what the Caps should expect from the league leaders visiting town.
1) Blas Perez used to be one of your key cogs up front; yet his departure has not slowed down the Dallas offense, as FCD leads the league with 15 goals. What are you guys doing up front that has been so effective?
BDS:The big factor has been the addition of Maximiliano Urruti from Portland. His ability to get at defenders and force turnovers in the opposing club's defending end has been absolutely huge this season. He and the rest of the attack have started to come together nicely over the last month, which is why the team is scoring goals is various ways.
2) You've had a couple good playoff runs towards the MLS Cup in recent years, but have yet to get that silverware. Is there an expectation with FC Dallas fans that this year will be the year to get the cup?
BDS:Absolutely. In a way this is a win at all cost kind of year for FCD. The team has the talent and the depth to go far in just about any competition that they are in. The last couple of years have really been building to this point for this team. Anything less than at least one trophy would be a huge let down for this team and the fans.
3) Mauro Rosales is one of the players you picked up in the off season from Vancouver. Are you happy with his contribution so far?
BDS:Yes, he's been a huge factor on and off the field for the club so far. He has brought a good spark off the bench for this team in the last few weeks as he has either set up a game-tying goal or like we saw last week with his game-winning free kick goal.
Chris Seitz, Maynor Figueroa, Walker Zimmerman, Zach Loyd, Ryan Hollingshead, Carlos Gruezo, Victor Ulloa, Fabian Castillo, Michael Barrios, Maxi Urruti, Tesho Akindele