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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Real Salt Lake

MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Real Salt Lake

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.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Trujillo, Umana, Pearce, Jazic; Gavin, Elliott, LaBrocca, Flores; Angel, Moreno.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Zarek Valentin (L quadriceps injury)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Russell, Borchers, Olave, Beltran; Williams, Beckerman, Gil, Johnson; Espindola, Saborio.

INJURY REPORT

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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chivas USA

Real Salt Lake

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

CD Chivas USA CHI
CD Chivas USA Chivas USA
Draw
Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
29%
26%
45%

Top 3 Predictions

CD Chivas USA CHI
1 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL
CD Chivas USA CHI
2 - 1
Real Salt Lake RSL
CD Chivas USA CHI
1 - 1
Real Salt Lake RSL

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