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September 23, 2012 7:10 PM EDT
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — Washington, District of Columbia
Referee:‬ J. Rivero‎
Attendance:‬ 11770‎

MLS Preview: D.C. United - Chivas USA

D.C. looks to have recovered from a rough period, recording two consecutive wins to move up to fourth in the East.

By Zac Lee Rigg

D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Najar, McDonald, Jakovic, Korb; DeLeon, Kitchen, Boskovic, Pontius; Pajoy, Santos.


OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear); DF Daniel Woolard (concussion-like symptoms); MF Stephen King (inguinal hernia repair); FW Josh Wolff (lower back disc herniation); MF Dwayne De Rosario (L knee MCL sprain)

PROBABLE: MF Marcelo Saragosa (L hamstring strain)
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; McKenzie, Valencia, Califf, Jazic; Smith, Zemanski, LaBrocca, Bolanos; Townsend, Agudelo.


OUT: GK Tim Melia (lower back)

PROBABLE: FW Juan Pablo Angel (Achilles strain)
  • D.C. has beaten the Goats on the past two RFK encounters. Chivas USA claimed the previous two.
  • Lewis Neal scored his first MLS goal in a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution last week and a Lionard Pajoy goal stood up in a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union midweek to push United up to fourth in the East.
  • Chivas USA is mired at the bottom of the Western Conference.
  • In four seasons with the New York Red Bulls, Juan Pablo Angel scored 58 goals. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2011 (first with the Galaxy and then with Chivas), he has scored 14.
  • Shalrie Joseph, Oscar Minda and James Riley are suspended for this match.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 23, 2012 D.C. United 1 - Chivas USA 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 10, 2011 Chivas USA 0 - D.C. United 3
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
-Dejan JakovicDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
55Marcelo SaragosaMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
14A. NajarMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
-L. PajoyStriker
-Maicon SantosStriker
31Joe WillisGoalkeeper
3Robbie RussellDefender
15Ethan WhiteDefender
27Branko BoškovićMidfielder
24Lewis NealMidfielder
-Hamdi SalihiStriker
23Long TanStriker
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
-John Alexander Valencia HinestrozaDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
-Dan CaliffDefender
33Peter VagenasMidfielder
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
51M. BolañosMidfielder
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
-Ryan SmithMidfielder
-Casey TownsendStriker
-Patrick McLainGoalkeeper
2Bobby BurlingDefender
6Ante JazicDefender
16J. AgudeloStriker
15Alejandro MorenoStriker
7Tristan BowenStriker
-J. CorreaStriker
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