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Just a couple of weeks after the Kansas City Wizards torched the Dallas Burn for five goals at Arrowhead Stadium for the second consecutive season, the two Midwestern rivals conclude their season series at the Cotton Bowl. The home-standing Burn have lost just once in their seven games - the aforementioned drubbing by City. The Wizards meanwhile are riding a seven-game unbeaten streak - yet are still three points behind the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Western Conference, setting the pace with the league's best record.
REFEREE: Hilario Grajeda. SAR (bench): Greg Barkey; JAR (opposite): Jose Corro; 4th: Kevin Terry
MLS Career: first game
Games involving Burn: first game
Games involving Wizards: first game
INJURY REPORT: DALLAS BURN - OUT: FW Bobby Rhine (R knee MCL sprain); GK Scott Garlick (R ankle sprain); FW Eddie Johnson (L ankle sprain); PROBABLE: MD Oscar Pareja (groin strain) ... KANSAS CITY WIZARDS - OUT: MD Preki (L fractured fibula/L dislocated ankle); FW Igor Simutenkov (L torn Achilles tendon)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
YELLOW PERIL: DAL: Chris Gbandi (20 CP) ... KC: Diego Gutierrez (20 CP)
ALL-TIME (31 meetings): Burn 13 wins (1 shootout), 49 goals ... Wizards 14 wins (2 shootout), 43 goals ... 4 draws
AT DALLAS (15 meetings): Burn 8 wins (0 shootout), 31 goals ... Wizards 6 wins (2 shootout), 14 goals ... 1 draw
The Dallas Burn kept their recent run of form going, though they ended up settling for a share of the spoils in a scoreless draw against the Columbus Crew at home on Saturday evening. The Burn remain in fourth place in the Western Conference with 20 points from 15 matches, a point behind third-place Colorado but 10 points adrift of table-topping Los Angeles Galaxy.
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS
The Kansas City Wizards kept pace with the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Western Conference, scoring the only goal of the game to claim a 1-0 victory against D.C. United on Saturday evening at a steamy Arrowhead Stadium. The Wizards stayed within two points of the pace-setting Galaxy with 28 points from 16 matches, now seven points ahead of third-place Colorado Rapids.