MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Chicago Fire
The Goats aim to keep their recent struggles from turning into a losing streak, while the Fire could put themselves in a good position by winning their games in hand.
By Keith Hickey
|Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Riley, McKenzie, Pearce, Jazic; Bolanos, Cardozo, Minda, Smith; Angel, Moreno.
OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)
PROBABLE: MF Ben Zemanski (R knee MCL sprain)
|Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Gargan, Friedrich, Kinney, Segares; Pause, Pardo, Grazzini, Pappa; Oduro, Nyarko.
OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); MF Steven Kinney (R posterior tibialis tendinitis)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Rolfe (L ankle sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The Goats' away wins streak ended abruptly at three last week when they were trounced 4-0 by Colorado.
- Chicago has a perfectly even record, having won, lost, and drawn exactly one game both home and away.
- Chivas USA is still seeking its first home win of the season, and first since Sept. 24, 2011. Incredibly, the team has lost every one of its home matches by 1-0 scorelines.
- Chicago defender Jalil Anibaba and head coach Frank Klopas will be suspended for this game.
- Marco Pappa's goal in Chicago's 2-1 loss to Seattle was the second MLS goal scored directly from a corner in as many seasons. The last player to do so was David Beckham, coincidentally against the Chicago Fire.
Top 3 Predictions
Chivas USA 1-2 Chicago Fire
- 17.5 %
Chivas USA 1-1 Chicago Fire
- 12.5 %
Chivas USA 1-3 Chicago Fire
- 10 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 9, 2014||Chivas USA 3 - Chicago Fire 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 24, 2013||Chicago Fire 1 - Chivas USA 4|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 4, 2012||Chivas USA 1 - Chicago Fire 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 17, 2011||Chicago Fire 3 - Chivas USA 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 2, 2011||Chivas USA 1 - Chicago Fire 1|
|Apr 19, 2014||Chivas USA 1 - Seattle Sounders FC 2||MLS|
|Apr 12, 2014||Portland Timbers 1 - Chivas USA 1||MLS|
|Apr 6, 2014||Chivas USA 0 - Los Angeles Galaxy 3||MLS|
|Mar 30, 2014||New York Red Bulls 1 - Chivas USA 1||MLS|
|Mar 22, 2014||FC Dallas 3 - Chivas USA 1||MLS|
|-||John Alexander Valencia Hinestroza||Defender|
|-||Juan Pablo Angel||Striker|
Times In EST
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