Chivas USA hasn't beaten Seattle in the last eight meetings, and could face an eight-game winless run if it can't get a result at home.
|Chivas USA (4-3-3): Kennedy; Purdy, Burling, Vilchez, Borja; Soto, Minda, Mejia; Bowen, Correa, Avila.||
OUT: Daniel Atunez (L ACL reconstruction), Tristan Bowen (L hamstring strain), Tim Melia (lumbar distectomy)
QUESTIONABLE: Oswaldo Minda (R quad strain), Joaquin Velazquez (L adductor strain)
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Gspurning; Yedlin, Traore, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Rosales, Carrasco, Rose, Martinez; Neagle, Martins.||
OUT: Josh Ford (R patella fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: Osvaldo Alonzo (L adductor strain), Ashani Fairclough (L adductor strain), Mauro Rosales (R AC joint sprain), Steve Zakuani (abdominal strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Chivas USA won the firs two meetings with Seattle but the Sounders haven't lost in eight since. A 6-2 Seattle win last August is the biggest victory in Sounders MLS history.
- Seattle scored eight goals over two games before heading out on a road trip. Since, it has lost 4-0 to the LA Galaxy and crashed out of the U.S. Open Cup to Tampa Bay.
- The Goats fired coach Jose Luis 'Chelis' Sanchez Sola this week. Jose Luis Real will replace him on Monday. Until then, youth academy director of soccer Sacha van der Most will take interim charge.
- Chivas USA has lost four straight games. In the last seven it has lost six and drawn one.
- Former Chivas USA midfielder Shalrie Joseph is suspended for this match.