After finishing last in Western Conference last season, Chivas USA has started this season by turning heads under the leadership of new head coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola.
|Chivas USA (3-4-1-2): Kennedy; De Luna, Velazquez, Burling; Avila, Iraheta, Mejia, Villafaña; Alvarez; Agudelo, Bowen.
OUT: Walter Vilchez (L knee MCL sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: Oswaldo Minda (L hamstring strain), Daniel Antunez (L groin strain)
|Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Irwin; Mullan, Wynne, O'Neill, Klute; Harris, Thomas, Powers, LaBrocca; Buddle, Brown.||
OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery), Jaime Castrillon (R knee surgery), Pablo Mastroeni (L quad strain), Martin Rivero (R foot fracture), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture), Kevin Harbottle
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The Goats have a 3-1-1 record and are holding strong in second place for the Western Conference.
- Nick LaBrocca will be facing his former club for the first time after being traded back to Colorado in the offseason.
- Chivas USA defeated the Rapids 3-0 in a brutal preseason match, but has not earned three points against Colorado during the regular season since March 2009.
- Colorado Rapids are coming off their first win of the season, and Chivas USA is returning from a bye week.
- Dan Kennedy is still trying to earn a clean sheet this season. Rapids rookie goalkeeper Clint Irwin earned his first clean sheet last week against, thanks to his save during a Real Salt Lake penalty kick.