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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - FC Dallas

Dallas has two meetings against Chivas USA in its last three games as FCD chases the last playoff spot in the West.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Riley, Joseph, Valencia, Jazic; Bolanos, Vagenas, Zemanski, Courtois; Agudelo, Moreno.


OUT: MF Ryan Smith (concussion)

DOUBTFUL: GK Tim Melia (lower back)

PROBABLE: DF Jorge Villafaña (L calf contusion); MF Ben Zemanski (R ankle sprain)
FC Dallas (4-1-4-1): Hartman; Loyd, Hedges, Pertuz, Benitez; de Guzman; Jackson, Jacobson, Ferreira, Shea; Perez.


OUT: DF Ugo Ihemelu (concussion symptoms); GK Chris Seitz (illness)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Jonathan Top (R ankle sprain); DF George John (R ankle sprain)
  • This is the second of three meetings between these teams this season. They drew the opening encounter.
  • Dallas hasn't lost to the Goats in five meetings dating back to 2009.
  • Chivas USA is already eliminated from playoff contention. Dallas has three games to overtake the Vancouver Whitecaps in fifth place in the Western Conference.
  • Dan Kennedy is tied for second in MLS with 105 saves.
  • Blas Perez scored his first MLS double in the 3-3 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes. The Panamanian now has seven goals this season.

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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
2Bobby BurlingDefender
26James RileyDefender
6Ante JazicDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
33Peter VagenasMidfielder
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
51M. BolañosMidfielder
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
16J. AgudeloStriker
-J. CorreaStriker
-Patrick McLainGoalkeeper
-John Alexander Valencia HinestrozaDefender
12Marco DelgadoMidfielder
-Laurent CourtoisMidfielder
-Juan Pablo AngelStriker
15Alejandro MorenoStriker
-César RomeroStriker
-Kevin HartmanGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
-H. PertúzDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
-D. FerreiraMidfielder
10Ricardo VillarMidfielder
-Julian De GuzmanDefender
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
7B. PérezStriker
40Richard SanchezGoalkeeper
14George JohnDefender
-C. RodríguezDefender
-Daniel HernándezMidfielder
-B. LeyvaMidfielder
14James MarcelinMidfielder
19Scott SealyStriker
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