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August 11, 2013 11:00 PM EDT
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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Colorado Rapids

The Rapids are the hottest team in the league, carrying an unbeaten streak of seven games into the road clash against the struggling Goats.

By Avi Creditor

Drew Moor, Colorado Rapids
Ronald Martinez
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chivas USA (4-5-1): Kennedy; Delgado, Purdy, de Luna, Borja; Bowen, Mejia, Alvarez, Avila, Villafana; Torres.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Daniel Antunez (L ACL reconstruction), Bobby Burling (concussion), Caleb Calvert (R foot contusion), Tim Melia (lumbar distectomy) Jose Correa (R quad strain), Oswaldo Minda (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Gabriel Farfan (L quad tightness), Julio Morales (R hamstring tightness)

Colorado Rapids (4-2-3-1): Irwin; Wynne, Moor, O'Neill, Klute; Sturgis, Wallace; Cascio, Powers, Brown; Sanchez.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: Kory Kindle (L ankle sprain), Martin Rivero (L quad strain), Nick LaBrocca (L groin strain)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Rapids are coming off a 2-2 draw with rival Real Salt Lake, which clinched their first Rocky Mountain Cup since 2006.
  • Colorado is currently on an MLS-best seven-match unbeaten run. 
  • Rapids midfielder Hendry Thomas will be serving the final game of his suspension and will miss the match. He was given the ban for a rash tackle on the LA Galaxy's Hector Jimenez on July 27.
  • Colorado signed two forwards prior to the close of the MLS summer transfer window, inking Uruguayan veteran Vicente Sanchez and Panama's Gold Cup star Gabriel Torres. The latter is the first Designated Player in club history.
  • The signings come at an opportune time, with Edson Buddle and Atiba Harris picking up midweek knocks in training. Sanchez is eligible to play immediately.
  • Chivas USA will be without American veteran center back Carlos Bocanegra, who will be serving a suspension after being sent off in the Goats' last game. The club announced that El Salvador international Steve Purdy will start in his place.
  • After snapping a 14-game winless streak with a win over Toronto FC, Chivas USA has dropped two straight games and remains in the Western Conference cellar.
  • This will be the final meetings between the two clubs this season. Colorado is 2-0-0 against Chivas with 1-0 and 2-0 victories on April 13 and May 25, respectively.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 11, 2013 Chivas USA 1 - Colorado Rapids 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 25, 2013 Colorado Rapids 2 - Chivas USA 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 13, 2013 Chivas USA 0 - Colorado Rapids 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 20, 2012 Chivas USA 0 - Colorado Rapids 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 18, 2012 Colorado Rapids 1 - Chivas USA 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
33M. de LunaDefender
6Ante JazicDefender
25Steve PurdyDefender
5Carlos BorjaDefender
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
12Marco DelgadoMidfielder
15Eric AvilaMidfielder
20Carlos AlvarezMidfielder
18Josue SotoMidfielder
9E. TorresStriker
7Tristan BowenStriker
-Patrick McLainGoalkeeper
2Bobby BurlingDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
-J. FríasDefender
-E. MejíaMidfielder
30O. MindaMidfielder
-J. RiveraStriker
1Clinton IrwinGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
15Chris KluteDefender
-G. MeraDefender
-Shane O'NeillDefender
8Dillon PowersMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
24Nathan SturgisDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
26Deshorn BrownStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Martín RiveroMidfielder
-Anthony WallaceMidfielder
17Dillon Paul SernaDefender
-Kevin Andrew Harbottle CarrascoStriker
55Danny MwangaStriker
7V. SánchezStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2