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May 19, 2013 10:30 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ S. Stoica‎
Attendance:‬ 8125‎
Joao Plata 48′
Ned Grabavoy 90+1′

MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake visits the Home Depot Center, where it has won four times in a row against the Goats.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Carlos Alvarez, Chivas USA; Javier Morales, Real Salt Lake; MLS
Chris Nicoll
Chivas USA (3-5-2): Kennedy; Vilchez, Velazquez, Borja; Avila, Courtois, Mejia, Iraheta, Soto; Corea, Bowen.


OUT: Oswaldo Minda (R quad strain), Miller Bolaños (L hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Miller Bolaños (L hamstring strain), Jose Correa (L Quad Strain), Walter Vilchez (L knee MCL sprain)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Schuler, Wingert; Gil, Beckerman, Morales, Grabavoy; Plata, Sandoval.


OUT: Rich Balchan (L shoulder separation), Cole Grossman (Concussion), Alvaro Saborio (R quad tear)

QUESTIONABLE: Nat Borchers (influenza), Robbie Findley (L knee hyperextension), Olmes Garcia (R adductor strain)
  • When these two teams met earlier in the season, on April 20, Salt Lake won 1-0. Javier Morales scored the game's only goal.
  • RSL has won four consecutive times versus Chivas USA in California, including 3-0 and 4-0 a year ago.
  • The Goats have conceded seven goals in the past two games. In the most recent loss, a 3-0 defeat to the Portland Timbers, goalkeeper Patrick McLain made his first professional start.
  • Chivas USA has 11 points, the fewest in the Western Conference. RSL has six more points having played two extra games.
  • Carlos Alvarez, Mario de Luna and Kwame Watson-Siriboe are suspended for this match.

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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 23, 2013 Real Salt Lake 2 - Chivas USA 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 19, 2013 Chivas USA 1 - Real Salt Lake 4
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 20, 2013 Real Salt Lake 1 - Chivas USA 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 29, 2012 Chivas USA 0 - Real Salt Lake 4
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 16, 2012 Chivas USA 0 - Real Salt Lake 3
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
2Bobby BurlingDefender
4W. VílchezDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
-J. VelásquezDefender
25Steve PurdyDefender
15Eric AvilaMidfielder
-E. MejíaMidfielder
51M. BolañosMidfielder
-J. CorreaStriker
-M. PonceStriker
-Patrick McLainGoalkeeper
5Carlos BorjaDefender
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
18Josue SotoMidfielder
-Marvin IrahetaMidfielder
-J. RiveraStriker
-G. CasillasStriker
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
6Nat BorchersDefender
16Carlos SalcedoDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
49Devon SandovalStriker
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
28Chris SchulerDefender
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
10Robbie FindleyStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2