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Played
August 18, 2012 9:10 PM EDT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ R. Hernández‎
Attendance:‬ 15679‎
 

MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - Chivas USA

The Goats travel to the Rockies where Chivas and Colorado will try to make last stands for late playoff runs.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Dan Kennedy, Chivas USA, MLS
Victor Decolongon
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Colorado Rapids (4-2-3-1): Pickens; Freeman, Wynne, Moor, Zapata; Larentowicz, Nane; Mullan, Rivero, Cascio; Cummings.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Edu (R foot contusion); FW Conor Casey (R hamstring tightness); DF Tyrone Marshall (R calf tightness); FW Kamani Hill (L quad strain)
Chivas USA (4-2-3-1): Kennedy; Riley, Valencia, Califf, Jazic; Joseph, Minda; Bolanos, Labrocca, Agudelo; Angel.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Peter Vagenas (R hamstring strain); MF Ryan Smith (R hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Chivas USA and Colorado are seventh and eighth, respectively, in the Western Conference. The Goats have three games in hand.
  • Chivas has the best away record in the league at 4-2-3 (.611) and the joint-worst home record at 3-3-2 (.333).
  • Matt Pickens leads the league in both saves (82) and losses (15). Dan Kennedy is third in MLS with 75 blocks.
  • Brian Mullan has racked up seven assists in 2012, a personal high since 2004 and two off his single-season best.
  • Jamie Castrillon is suspended for this match.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 11, 2013 Chivas USA 1 - Colorado Rapids 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 25, 2013 Colorado Rapids 2 - Chivas USA 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 13, 2013 Chivas USA 0 - Colorado Rapids 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 20, 2012 Chivas USA 0 - Colorado Rapids 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 18, 2012 Colorado Rapids 1 - Chivas USA 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
-Hunter FreemanDefender
3Drew MoorDefender
-Luis Eduardo ZapataDefender
-Joseph NaneDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Martín RiveroMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
20Jamie SmithMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
9Andre AkpanStriker
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
-John Alexander Valencia HinestrozaDefender
26James RileyDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
-Dan CaliffDefender
30O. MindaMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
16J. AgudeloStriker
-Casey TownsendStriker
15Alejandro MorenoStriker
28Tim MeliaGoalkeeper
6Ante JazicDefender
2Bobby BurlingDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
-Laurent CourtoisMidfielder
-Juan Pablo AngelStriker
7Tristan BowenStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2