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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - LA Galaxy

The Goats have won only one of the last 13 SuperClasicos, but the Galaxy stumble into this one after the heaviest defeat of Arena's tenure in LA.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Chivas USA - LA Galaxy
Chivas USA (4-2-3-1): Kennedy; Riley, Califf, Valencia, Jazic; Joseph, Minda; Bolanos, LaBrocca, Cardozo; Angel.


OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)

DOUBTFUL: MF Ryan Smith (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Peter Vagenas (R hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: MF Oswaldo Minda (L shoulder)
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Magee, Beckham, Juninho, Sarvas; Donovan, Keane.


OUT: FW Edson Buddle (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)
  • These teams straddle the line between making the playoffs and not, on fifth and sixth in the Western Conference. The Galaxy have seven more points than the Goats having played four extra games.
  • Los Angeles' three Designated Players -- David Beckham, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane -- have combined for 11 goals and 11 assists in the last seven league games.
  • A 4-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders last weekend was the worst defeat for the Galaxy since Bruce Arena took over in August 2008.
  • When Chivas USA beat the Galaxy on May 19 it ended an 11-game SuperClasico winless run for the Goats. LA won the most recent meeting, 3-1, on July 21.
  • Traded to Chivas USA this month, Shalrie Joseph holds New England Revolution records for appearances (261), starts (254) and minutes played (22,867).

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Available Squads
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
-John Alexander Valencia HinestrozaDefender
26James RileyDefender
6Ante JazicDefender
-Dan CaliffDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
51M. BolañosMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
-Juan Pablo AngelStriker
16J. AgudeloStriker
28Tim MeliaGoalkeeper
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
30O. MindaMidfielder
-Laurent CourtoisMidfielder
-Casey TownsendStriker
15Alejandro MorenoStriker
-J. CorreaStriker
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
2Todd DunivantDefender
4Omar GonzalezDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
7Robbie KeaneStriker
10Landon DonovanStriker
1Brian PerkGoalkeeper
21Tommy MeyerDefender
-Bryan GaulDefender
-Bryan JordanStriker
-Michael StephensMidfielder
34Kenneth WalkerStriker
33Jose VillarrealStriker
Players to Watch
Shalrie Joseph
Shalrie Joseph
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 21
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Landon Donovan
Landon Donovan
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
4 0 0 0
Editor's Prediction
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2