MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Chivas USA
Former coaching prodigy Robin Fraser returns to Salt Lake in search of a first point against his former mentor.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Olave, Schuler, Wingert; Velasquez, Beckerman, Gil, Grabavoy; Espindola, Paulo Jr.||
QUESTIONABLE: DF Nat Borchers (L quadriceps strain); MF Will Johnson (R adductor strain)
PROBABLE: FW Álvaro Saborío (R knee internal injury)
|Chivas USA (4-5-1): Kennedy; Riley, McKenzie, Pearce, Jazic; Courtois, Minda, LaBrocca, Vagenas, Smith; Townsendi.||
OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL); DF Michael Lahoud (R hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Juan Pablo Angel (head contusion); MF Laurent Courtois (L calf strain)
PROBABLE: MF Blair Gavin (R hamstring strain); FW Alejandro Moreno (broken nose)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Last year RSL posted two 1-0 wins over Chivas USA to extend its unbeaten run against the Goats to five (four wins, one draw).
- Chivas coach Robin Fraser was formerly an assistant under Jason Kreis at Salt Lake.
- Real has opened the 2012 season with victories over the two MLS teams with the highest payrolls. Fabian Espindola scored in each win, away against the LA Galaxy and at home versus the New York Red Bulls.
- During that same stretch, Chivas USA has lost two matches at home. The defeat to the Houston Dynamo was no surprise, give the Goats' awful record against that team (two wins in franchise history), but the Vancouver Whitecaps had never won away before beating Chivas 1-0.
- Javier Morales' second son, Mateo, was born this week.
- Chivas USA signed goalkeeper Patrick McLain and defender Scott Gordon this week.
Top 3 Predictions
Real Salt Lake 3-0 Chivas USA
- 31.25 %
Real Salt Lake 2-0 Chivas USA
- 18.75 %
Real Salt Lake 4-0 Chivas USA
- 12.5 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 23, 2013||Real Salt Lake 2 - Chivas USA 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 19, 2013||Chivas USA 1 - Real Salt Lake 4|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 20, 2013||Real Salt Lake 1 - Chivas USA 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 29, 2012||Chivas USA 0 - Real Salt Lake 4|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 16, 2012||Chivas USA 0 - Real Salt Lake 3|
|Real Salt Lake|
|Dec 7, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 1 - Real Salt Lake 1||MLS|
|Nov 24, 2013||Portland Timbers 0 - Real Salt Lake 1||MLS|
|Nov 10, 2013||Real Salt Lake 4 - Portland Timbers 2||MLS|
|Nov 7, 2013||Real Salt Lake 2 - Los Angeles Galaxy 0||MLS|
|Nov 3, 2013||Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Real Salt Lake 0||MLS|
|26||Juan Sebastián Velásquez||Midfielder|
|-||Yordany Alvarez Oropeza||Midfielder|
|-||Emiliano Nicolas Bonfigli||Striker|
|-||John Alexander Valencia Hinestroza||Defender|
Times In EST
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed