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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Colorado Rapids

MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Colorado Rapids

Harry How

After finishing last in Western Conference last season, Chivas USA has started this season by turning heads under the leadership of new head coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chivas USA (3-4-1-2): Kennedy; De Luna, Velazquez, Burling; Avila, Iraheta, Mejia, Villafaña; Alvarez; Agudelo, Bowen.

Injury Report:

OUT: Walter Vilchez (L knee MCL sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: Oswaldo Minda (L hamstring strain), Daniel Antunez (L groin strain)
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Irwin; Mullan, Wynne, O'Neill, Klute; Harris, Thomas, Powers, LaBrocca; Buddle, Brown.

Injury Report:

OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery), Jaime Castrillon (R knee surgery), Pablo Mastroeni (L quad strain), Martin Rivero (R foot fracture), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture), Kevin Harbottle
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Goats have a 3-1-1 record and are holding strong in second place for the Western Conference.
  • Nick LaBrocca will be facing his former club for the first time after being traded back to Colorado in the offseason.
  • Chivas USA defeated the Rapids 3-0 in a brutal preseason match, but has not earned three points against Colorado during the regular season since March 2009.
  • Colorado Rapids are coming off their first win of the season, and Chivas USA is returning from a bye week.
  • Dan Kennedy is still trying to earn a clean sheet this season. Rapids rookie goalkeeper Clint Irwin earned his first clean sheet last week against, thanks to his save during a Real Salt Lake penalty kick.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
2Bobby BurlingDefender
33M. de LunaDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
-J. VelásquezDefender
-E. MejíaMidfielder
15Eric AvilaMidfielder
-Carlos AlvarezMidfielder
-D. AntúnezMidfielder
7Tristan BowenStriker
-J. CorreaStriker
28Tim MeliaGoalkeeper
-Carlos BorjaMidfielder
-Laurent CourtoisMidfielder
-Marvin IrahetaMidfielder
-J. MoralesStriker
16J. AgudeloStriker
-G. CasillasStriker
1Clinton IrwinGoalkeeper
15Chris KluteDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Shane O'NeillDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
8Dillon PowersMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
20H. ThomasMidfielder
23Atiba HarrisStriker
9Edson BuddleStriker
26Deshorn BrownStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
-Anthony WallaceMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
20Jamie SmithMidfielder
-Nathan SturgisDefender
55Danny MwangaStriker

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