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  • May 4, 2012
  • • 11:10 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 14652
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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Chicago Fire

The Goats aim to keep their recent struggles from turning into a losing streak, while the Fire could put themselves in a good position by winning their games in hand.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Riley, McKenzie, Pearce, Jazic; Bolanos, Cardozo, Minda, Smith; Angel, Moreno.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)

PROBABLE: MF Ben Zemanski (R knee MCL sprain)

Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Gargan, Friedrich, Kinney, Segares; Pause, Pardo, Grazzini, Pappa; Oduro, Nyarko.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); MF Steven Kinney (R posterior tibialis tendinitis)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Rolfe (L ankle sprain)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Goats' away wins streak ended abruptly at three last week when they were trounced 4-0 by Colorado.
  • Chicago has a perfectly even record, having won, lost, and drawn exactly one game both home and away.
  • Chivas USA is still seeking its first home win of the season, and first since Sept. 24, 2011. Incredibly, the team has lost every one of its home matches by 1-0 scorelines.
  • Chicago defender Jalil Anibaba and head coach Frank Klopas will be suspended for this game.
  • Marco Pappa's goal in Chicago's 2-1 loss to Seattle was the second MLS goal scored directly from a corner in as many seasons. The last player to do so was David Beckham, coincidentally against the Chicago Fire.

Players to watch

J. Ángel

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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M. Pappa

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chivas USA

Chicago Fire

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

CD Chivas USA CHI
CD Chivas USA Chivas USA
Draw
Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
30%
18%
52%

Top 3 Predictions

CD Chivas USA CHI
1 - 2
Chicago Fire FIR
CD Chivas USA CHI
1 - 1
Chicago Fire FIR
CD Chivas USA CHI
1 - 3
Chicago Fire FIR

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