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  • May 4, 2012
  • • 11:10 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 14652

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.

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


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.


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

QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Rolfe (L ankle sprain)

  • 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.


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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
44Heath PearceDefender
26James RileyDefender
-John Alexander Valencia HinestrozaDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
51M. BolañosMidfielder
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
30O. MindaMidfielder
15Alejandro MorenoStriker
-Juan Pablo AngelStriker
28Tim MeliaGoalkeeper
6Ante JazicDefender
-Laurent CourtoisMidfielder
13Michael LahoudMidfielder
33Peter VagenasMidfielder
-Ryan SmithMidfielder
-J. CorreaStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Austin BerryDefender
3Arne FriedrichDefender
33Dan GarganDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
12Logan PauseMidfielder
-Pavel PardoMidfielder
-Sebastián GrazziniMidfielder
-Dominic OduroStriker
10M. PappaStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
3Hunter JumperDefender
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
8R. RobayoMidfielder
-F. PuppoStriker
-Orr BarouchStriker
Players to Watch
Juan Pablo Angel
Juan Pablo Angel
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
M. Pappa
M. Pappa
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
23 3 1 0
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