The expansion class of 2005 meets up for a timely reunion. Robin Fraser will be looking to get one over his old mentor, Jason Kreis, in this Western Conference encounter.
|Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Trujillo, Umana, Pearce, Jazic; Gavin, Elliott, LaBrocca, Flores; Angel, Moreno.||
OUT: DF Zarek Valentin (L quadriceps injury)
|Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Russell, Borchers, Olave, Beltran; Williams, Beckerman, Gil, Johnson; Espindola, Saborio.||
OUT: FW Chris Agorsor (R hand fracture); MF Nelson González (R foot fracture); MF Javier Morales (L ankle fracture dislocation); DF Chris Wingert (L wrist fracture)
DOUBTFUL: MF Ned Grabavoy (L adductor strain); GK Kyle Reynish (R ankle sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Arturo Alvarez (R knee contusion); FW Fabian Espíndola (L knee contusion); DF Jamison Olave (L knee MCL strain); GK Nick Rimando (back contusion)
PROBABLE: MF Jean Alexandre (R knee internal pain), FW Álvaro Saborío (R knee effusion)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
Though Chivas USA (seventh in the West, 31 points) is only five points back from Real Salt Lake (fifth in the West), RSL has three games in hand.
- Salt Lake has lost four of its last five games, its worst stretch since 2007.
- Both these teams entered the league in 2005. The similarities continue, as the Goats hired their coaching tandem of Robin Fraser and Greg Vanney from the RSL coaching ranks.
- Chivas USA can look forward to six of its upcoming eight matches being played in the Home Depot Center.
- Real Salt Lake won the season's earlier encounter between these sides 1-0.