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  • July 21, 2012
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MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - Chivas USA

Chivas USA won a SuperClasico earlier this year for the first time since 2008 and comes into this match with the best defensive record and worst offensive record in MLS.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, DeLaGarza, Junior Lopes, Dunivant; Jimenez, Juninho, Beckham, Stephens; Keane, Donovan.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Andrew Boyens (L sports hernia surgery); FW Edson Buddle (R knee surgery); MF Dan Keat (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery); MF Mike Magee (R shin hematoma); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms); FW Pat Noonan (R quad strain)
Chivas USA (4-2-3-1): Kennedy; Riley, Valencia, Califf, Jazic; LaBrocca, Zemanski; Bolanos, Cardozo, Smith; Angel.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL); MF Oswaldo Minda (L shoulder)

DOUBTFUL: FW Juan Agudelo (L knee)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams are fifth and sixth in the Western Conference. LA has 27 points, Chivas USA 23. However, the Galaxy have played three extra games.
  • The Goats won the SuperClasico on May 19, a Jose Erick Correa penalty deciding the 1-0 result. Before that, the Galaxy had won six straight times against Chivas USA and was on an 11-game unbeaten run.
  • Since 2008, Los Angeles has only lost once to Chivas USA.
  • The Galaxy scored five goals in their last home match, a high for the club since 2008.
  • Chivas USA leads the league with only 18 goals conceded all season. However, the club is worst in MLS with only 12 goals this year.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

LA Galaxy

Chivas USA

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
Draw
CD Chivas USA CHI
CD Chivas USA Chivas USA
73%

Top 3 Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
2 - 1
CD Chivas USA CHI
LA Galaxy GAL
1 - 0
CD Chivas USA CHI
LA Galaxy GAL
3 - 1
CD Chivas USA CHI

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