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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vancouver searches for a first-ever away win in MLS when it travels to Los Angeles to take on Chivas USA.

By Zac Lee Rigg


Chivas USA (4-5-1): Kennedy; Riley, McKenzie, Pearce, Jazic; Smith, Zemanski, Minda, Vagenas, LaBrocca; Angel.


OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL tear); DF Michael Lahoud (R hamstring strain)

DOUBTFUL: MF Blair Gavin (R hamstring strain); FW Alejandro Moreno (broken nose)

PROBABLE: DF John Valencia (L quad strain)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Lee, DeMerit, Bonjour, Rochat; Davidson, Koffie; Camilo, Le Toux, Chiumiento; Hassli.


OUT: FW Etienne Barbara (groin strain); GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery); MF John Thorrington (L quad strain); MF Michael Nanchoff (L heel contusion)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Atiba Harris (L knee pain)

  • Vancouver went winless on the road in 2011, becoming the fourth MLS team to fail to win away over a season.

  • Neither of these teams has beaten the other in MLS play. Both 2011 regular season matches ended in draws. However, Chivas USA won a preseason match over a year ago 1-0.
  • Atiba Harris is a former Goat. So was Omar Salgado -- the striker came through the Chivas Guadalajara youth system. Pete Vagenas made 16 appearances for Vancouver in its inaugural MLS season.
  • Vancouver won its season opener, gliding to a 2-0 win over Montreal. Sebastien Le Toux and Camillo scored.
  • Deep in injury time of its season opener, Chivas USA conceded to Andre Hainault of the Houston Dynamo.

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Available Squads
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
44Heath PearceDefender
26James RileyDefender
6Ante JazicDefender
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
30O. MindaMidfielder
33Peter VagenasMidfielder
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
-Laurent CourtoisMidfielder
-Ryan SmithMidfielder
-Casey TownsendStriker
28Tim MeliaGoalkeeper
-John Alexander Valencia HinestrozaDefender
-David LopesDefender
-Scott GordonDefender
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
51M. BolañosMidfielder
-César RomeroStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
4Alain RochatDefender
6Jay DeMeritDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
15Martin BonjourDefender
29Matthew WatsonMidfielder
-Davide ChiumientoMidfielder
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
29Eric HassliStriker
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
-Carlyle MitchellDefender
-Floyd FranksMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
11Darren MattocksStriker
23Long TanStriker
Players to Watch
Peter Vagenas
Peter Vagenas
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 33
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Sebastien Le Toux
Sebastien Le Toux
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 11
Games Goals YC RC
8 2 0 0
Editor's Prediction
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Sporting KC
4 1