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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle completes a hectic month with a trip down to California to face the Goats, who recently won their first home game of 2012.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Riley, Califf, McKenzie, Jazic; Bolanos, Minda, Moreno, Villafana; Correa, Angel.


OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Ben Zemanski (R knee MCL sprain)
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Meredith; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Burch; Rosales, Alonso, Rose, Estrada; Montero, Johnson.


OUT: GK Josh Ford (R knee stress fracture); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture); DF Michael Tetteh (L hamstring strain); FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear)

DOUBTFUL: GK Michael Gspurning (R hip strain); DF Patrick Ianni (lower back pain); MF Brad Evans (R calf strain)

PROBABLE: MF Alvaro Fernandez (R quad strain); DF Leo Gonzalez (L quad strain)
  • Chivas USA started the season with five consecutive home losses before beating the LA Galaxy in the SuperClasico last week.
  • Seattle conceded four goals in the opening 10 games of the season. It leaked four goals in the last two, most recently a 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew at home on Wednesday.
  • Fredy Montero leads the league in shots (62) and shots on goal (23) but only has four goals.
  • Dan Kennedy is second in the league with 46 blocks. Oswaldo Minda is tied for most yellow cards in MLS with six.
  • Both teams have played 12 games. Seattle is third in the West with 23 points; Chivas is sixth with 14.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 4, 2013 Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Chivas USA 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 28, 2013 Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Chivas USA 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 1, 2013 Chivas USA 0 - Seattle Sounders FC 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 8, 2012 Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Chivas USA 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 25, 2012 Chivas USA 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 6
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Team News
Available Squads
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
26James RileyDefender
6Ante JazicDefender
-Dan CaliffDefender
-John Alexander Valencia HinestrozaDefender
33Peter VagenasMidfielder
-Laurent CourtoisMidfielder
-Ryan SmithMidfielder
16J. AgudeloStriker
15Alejandro MorenoStriker
-J. CorreaStriker
28Tim MeliaGoalkeeper
-Scott GordonDefender
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
51M. BolañosMidfielder
18Blair GavinMidfielder
-César RomeroStriker
13Brian MeredithGoalkeeper
4Marc BurchDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
7Mauro RosalesStriker
5Andy RoseMidfielder
20Á. FernándezDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
16David EstradaStriker
17Fredy MonteroStriker
33Andrew WeberGoalkeeper
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
7Cordell CatoStriker
-Roger LevesqueStriker
26S. OchoaStriker
Players to Watch
Dan Kennedy
Dan Kennedy
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 1
Games Goals YC RC
6 0 0 0
Osvaldo Alonso
Osvaldo Alonso
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 6
Games Goals YC RC
6 0 3 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