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  • August 12, 2012
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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - LA Galaxy

MLS Preview: Chivas USA - LA Galaxy

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The Goats have won only one of the last 13 SuperClasicos, but the Galaxy stumble into this one after the heaviest defeat of Arena's tenure in LA.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chivas USA (4-2-3-1): Kennedy; Riley, Califf, Valencia, Jazic; Joseph, Minda; Bolanos, LaBrocca, Cardozo; Angel.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)

DOUBTFUL: MF Ryan Smith (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Peter Vagenas (R hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: MF Oswaldo Minda (L shoulder)
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Magee, Beckham, Juninho, Sarvas; Donovan, Keane.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Edson Buddle (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams straddle the line between making the playoffs and not, on fifth and sixth in the Western Conference. The Galaxy have seven more points than the Goats having played four extra games.
  • Los Angeles' three Designated Players -- David Beckham, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane -- have combined for 11 goals and 11 assists in the last seven league games.
  • A 4-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders last weekend was the worst defeat for the Galaxy since Bruce Arena took over in August 2008.
  • When Chivas USA beat the Galaxy on May 19 it ended an 11-game SuperClasico winless run for the Goats. LA won the most recent meeting, 3-1, on July 21.
  • Traded to Chivas USA this month, Shalrie Joseph holds New England Revolution records for appearances (261), starts (254) and minutes played (22,867).

Players to watch

S. Joseph

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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L. Donovan

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chivas USA

LA Galaxy

Wins
0
1
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

CD Chivas USA CHI
CD Chivas USA Chivas USA
Draw
LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
17%
20%
63%

Top 3 Predictions

CD Chivas USA CHI
1 - 3
LA Galaxy GAL
CD Chivas USA CHI
1 - 0
LA Galaxy GAL
CD Chivas USA CHI
8 - 8
LA Galaxy GAL

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