Earlier today, the team headed off to Dallas for the season opener, which will be played this Sunday at 2:00 CT (12:00 noon here in LA) and will be broadcast live on TeleFutura (Spanish) and FSN Prime Ticket (English), as well as W Radio 690 AM (Spanish).
Follow the links for notes on the match-up from the MLS website, as well as the official Game Guide, a PDF file, also from MLS.
The team will be without Claudio Suárez, who will be in Mexico with family after the passing of his father.
Also missing will be injured first teamers Alex Zotinca, out after having surgery on his right knee, and Alecko Eskandarian, who has picked up a groin strain.
The team also acquired midfielder Chris Pozniak in a trade with San Jose, sending John Cunliffe to the Earthquakes in return.