MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Colorado Rapids
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.
By Stephanie Gardner
|Chivas USA (3-4-1-2): Kennedy; De Luna, Velazquez, Burling; Avila, Iraheta, Mejia, Villafaña; Alvarez; Agudelo, Bowen.
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.||
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.
Top 3 Predictions
Chivas USA 2-1 Colorado Rapids
- 18.75 %
Chivas USA 1-2 Colorado Rapids
- 18.75 %
Chivas USA 3-1 Colorado Rapids
- 12.5 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 11, 2013||Chivas USA 1 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 25, 2013||Colorado Rapids 2 - Chivas USA 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 13, 2013||Chivas USA 0 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 20, 2012||Chivas USA 0 - Colorado Rapids 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 18, 2012||Colorado Rapids 1 - Chivas USA 1|
|Oct 26, 2013||Chivas USA 0 - Portland Timbers 5||MLS|
|Oct 23, 2013||Real Salt Lake 2 - Chivas USA 1||MLS|
|Oct 6, 2013||Los Angeles Galaxy 5 - Chivas USA 0||MLS|
|Sep 29, 2013||Chivas USA 0 - San Jose Earthquakes 1||MLS|
|Sep 21, 2013||Houston Dynamo 5 - Chivas USA 1||MLS|
|Oct 30, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Colorado Rapids 3 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2||MLS|
|Oct 9, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Colorado Rapids 5 - Seattle Sounders FC 1||MLS|
|-||M. de Luna||Defender|
Times In EDT
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed