Winning on the road has been a problem for the Rapids all season long, and it won't help that they'll be marching right into "The Oven" of Pizza Hut Park on Saturday. In fact, the only thing hotter than the temperature of Dallas in the summer is FC Dallas themselves.
Dallas has only lost a staggering two games this season, getting an also staggering 13 draws in the season - they're the only team with double digits in the draw column, the next closest team only has eight - to pull them to 49 points and even make them a surprising dark horse for the Supporters Shield should the planets align the right way. Their goal differential of 22 is tied for second best in the West, with only Real Salt Lake's 18 besting them. Besides their potent defense on the road and at home they have a great offense spread between names like Jeff Cunningham, Brek Shea and David Ferreira.
Oh, and they're still on that 18 game league unbeaten streak, their last loss coming at home against the Galaxy way back in May. If there's any team that has the steam built up to make an unexpected run to the cup, it's this FC Dallas squad.