Besides the backyard teams in SoCal, these are the two MLS sides that I have followed the most in the last 4 or 5 years. Here are my two cents: This is the MLS, the two sides meeting Wednesday are very different from their own line ups from last year; the play not so much. With both teams having a match 1,000+ miles away on field turf in 3 days, I expect different line ups than what we are used to. The big positive change is see in SJE is the pairing of Simon Dawkins and Rafael Baca. Dawkins and Baca (very quick and technical) are very good at one touch passing. If Yallop plays his "A" team with Stephenson up top to occupy BMac and to feed Lenhart and Wondo it will be a tough match defensively. That said, i like DC's attack when they work it into the box. Busch appears to be chained to the posts and only comes out when "it is safe". He will love the long shots from Santos. He is slow to come off his line when the play is right in front of him. As they say; like dracula, he hates crosses. The match should be physical in the box with Lenhart in there so Willis will need to play strong. SJE's back line is always a work in progress. Corrales is great and 35. Morrow has speed and relatively new to the first XI and along with Beitashor a local SJ product. When i followed SJE the BS posters were not big on either of them. They were big on Opara who played even less due to injuries/school or what have you that kept him out of the lineup. Opara likes to go up the pitch so quick counters should hurt. Jason Hernandez is seasoned vetern who played alongside BMac in 2010 in the run the 2010 "Eastern" final. In other words a new back line this year. Sound familiar? No idea on the lineup with the short turn around, but I like DC 2-0 maybe 3 if DeRo plays. He was drafted by Montreal but refused to go there. BTW: If Dudar is out for awhile. A good replacement would be Bobby Burling. He played next to BMac also in the 2010 season. They were the #1 tandem at CB on SJE's run.