Here’s a short preview from MLS:
Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas, 2 p.m. (FSC/ Fox Deportes)
The teams split their season series. Goals from Brek Shea and Atiba Harris in the second half gave FC Dallas a 2-0 win July 17 at Pizza Hut Park – Real’s only loss in league play since the start of May.
Real Salt Lake put an end to FCD’s MLS-record 19-game unbeaten run in a 2-0 win Oct. 16 at Rio Tinto Stadium, with second-half goals from Ned Grabavoy and Javier Morales.
Real Salt Lake has lost all eight matches they have played at FC Dallas, outscored 18-5. FC Dallas leads the all-time series 11-6-1.
FC Dallas heads into the MLS Cup Playoffs having lost back-to-back games for the first time since July, 2009. The two losses – to Real Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy – put an end to the record undefeated run.
While FC Dallas set headlines with their long unbeaten run, Real Salt Lake have an impressive one of their own – now at 14 games after the wild 2-2 draw at Colorado. It’s tied for the fifth-longest in MLS history.
New York Red Bulls at San Jose Earthquakes (7 p.m., TeleFutura)
The teams split their season series. The Earthquakes rolled to a 4-0 victory May 8 at Buck Shaw Stadium, the biggest of the season for San Jose and the heaviest defeat suffered by New York.
The Red Bulls took a 2-0 win Aug. 28 at Red Bull Arena, behind goals from Thierry Henry and Dane Richards.
The Earthquakes lead the all-time series 15-9-6. New York last won in San Jose in league play in 2003, a 2-0 win by the then-MetroStars. The Quakes have won five of the six meetings since, with one draw.
The Red Bulls completed a 30-point turnaround from 2009 to win the Eastern Conference top seed, the third-largest turnaround for a team going from the bottom of a conference to the top in MLS history. The biggest? The last time New York won the East regular season title, going from 15 points in 1999 to 54 points in 2000.