The Clasico is back. This is the first of three league meetings in 2012, with LA holding a significant advantage in the all-time records.
|Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Riley, McKenzie, Califf, Jazic; Bolanos, Vagenas, Minda, LaBrocca; Angel, Correa.
OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Ben Zemanski (R knee MCL sprain)
|LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Gaudette; Franklin, DeLaGarza, Keat, Dunivant; Magee, Juninho, Beckham, Donovan; Barrett, Keane.
OUT: DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Edson Buddle (R adductor strain); DF David Junior Lopes (R hamstring strain); GK Brian Perk (sports hernia surgery)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The Galaxy have dominated the Clasicos, winning six of the last seven. In all competitions their record against Chivas USA is 16-6-3.
- Chad Barrett has scored in three of the last four games he's played against the Goats. Last year he notched the game-winner in each match.
- This week the Galaxy visited the White House and met with President Obama.
- Chivas USA news this week was perhaps less glamorous. The Goats traded Heath Pearce and some coin to New York for Juan Agudelo and then sent Michael Lahoud and other considerations to Philadelphia for Danny Califf.
- Of his 12 league goals since David Beckham joined MLS, four have been directly from free kicks. The latest came last week against Montreal.