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October 20, 2012 10:38 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ Y. Reyes‎
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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Colorado Rapids

Two teams already eliminated from the playoffs meet in California with the focus likely to be on youth and next season's projects.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Martin Rivero, Colorado Rapids; Sharlrie Joseph, Chivas USA; MLS
Trevor Brown
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Riley, Burling, Valencia, Jazic; LaBrocca, Vagenas, Joseph, Villafaña; Agudelo, Angel.


DOUBTFUL: MF Miller Bolaños (R ankle sprain)

PROBABLE: MF Ryan Smith (concussion); GK Tim Melia (lower back); MF Ben Zemanski (L quad strain); FW Casey Townsend (L soleus strain); DF Marvin Iraheta (R calf contusion); GK Dan Kennedy (R knee effusion)
Colorado Rapids (4-2-3-1): Ceus; Freeman, Wynne, Moor, Zapata; Thomas, Larentowicz; Castrillon, Rivero, Hill; Akpan.


OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches); FW Edu (R foot contusion); GK Matt Pickens (R adductor strain)

DOUBTFUL: MF Brian Mullan (L knee pain)

PROBABLE: FW Omar Cummings (R ankle soreness); FW Tony Cascio (L ankle sprain); MF Jeff Larentowicz (L groin tightness); FW Conor Casey (R knee soreness)
  • These teams sit two points apart at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. Neither can make the playoffs.
  • Colorado hasn't lost to the Goats in seven straight matches, a record extending back to 2007.
  • Earlier in the season, the Rapids beat Chivas USA 4-0 at home and drew 1-1 in the Home Depot Center.
  • Chivas' 22 goals scored is a league-low by a comfortable 10-goal margin.
  • Miller Bolaños is suspended due to yellow card accumulation.

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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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28Tim MeliaGoalkeeper
-John Alexander Valencia HinestrozaDefender
26James RileyDefender
6Ante JazicDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
33Peter VagenasMidfielder
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
16J. AgudeloStriker
15Alejandro MorenoStriker
-Patrick McLainGoalkeeper
2Bobby BurlingDefender
30O. MindaMidfielder
12Marco DelgadoMidfielder
-Ryan SmithMidfielder
-Laurent CourtoisMidfielder
-César RomeroStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Hunter FreemanDefender
3Drew MoorDefender
2Tyson WahlDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Martín RiveroMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
20H. ThomasMidfielder
13Kamani HillStriker
7Omar CummingsStriker
17Ian JoyceGoalkeeper
15Chris KluteDefender
-Joseph NaneDefender
20Jamie SmithMidfielder
28Davy ArmstrongMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
9Andre AkpanStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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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