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  • September 29, 2012
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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Real Salt Lake

MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Real Salt Lake

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The Goats' playoff ambitions could be crushed this weekend in a tough match against the visiting RSL.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Riley, Califf, Valencia, Flores; LaBrocca, Joseph, Minda, Bolanos; Smith, Townsend.

INJURY REPORT

DOUBTFUL: GK Tim Melia (lower back)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Schuler, Borchers, Wingert; Grabavoy, Beckerman, Morales, Johnson; Espindola, Paulo Jr.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Lalo Fernandez (R wrist fracture); DF Kwame Watson-Siriboe (R adductor strain)

DOUBTFUL: FW Alvaro Saborio (R shoulder sprain)

PROBABLE: DF Chris Wingert (turf toe)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Chivas USA, bottom of the Western Conference, could be eliminated with a loss here and a Vancouver Whitecaps win this weekend.
  • Real Salt Lake, tied for second in the West, is one of three teams already qualified for the postseason.
  • RSL has reached the playoffs in five consecutive seasons, the longest active streak in the league (though the Columbus Crew could match it).
  • A 1-0 loss to D.C. United extended Chivas' winless run to nine matches, a club worst since 2005, its expansion season. The Goats haven't scored in 352 minutes, the second longest streak in MLS this year.
  • Free kicks from Javier Morales and Fabian Espindola, first goals since June for both Argentine attackers, led RSL to a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers last week.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chivas USA

Real Salt Lake

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

CD Chivas USA CHI
CD Chivas USA Chivas USA
Draw
Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
100%

Top 3 Predictions

CD Chivas USA CHI
0 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL
CD Chivas USA CHI
1 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL

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