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  • September 8, 2012
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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Chivas USA

Woeful at both ends, Chivas USA is playing out its string against a playoff-bound Seattle Sounders team.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Seattle Sounders FC (4-3-3): Gspurning; Johansson, Parke, Ianni, Gonzalez; Evans, Alonso, Triffert; Rosales, Montero, Zakuani.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); FW David Estrada (L foot fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: GK Andrew Weber (R adductor strain)

PROBABLE: MF Osvaldo Alonso (head injury); MF Andy Rose (rib fracture)
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy, Riley, Califf, Mackenzie, Jazic; Bowen, Joseph, Minda, Bolanos; Agudelo, Townsend.

INJURY REPORT

DOUBTFUL: MF Peter Vagenas (R hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: MF Ryan Smith (R hamstring strain); MF Shalrie Joseph (R elbow)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Seattle’s Mauro Rosales leads MLS with 13 assists in 22 games. Five of those helpers have provided the game-winner, tied for most in the league with Sporting Kansas City’s Graham Zusi.
  • Seattle has a .929 winning percentage (12-0-2) when scoring the first goal, the second best mark in MLS behind the Chicago Fire’s .944 (8-0-1).
  • Chivas USA can't seem to plug the gaps at the back right now. The Goats haven't kept a clean sheet in their last five games, letting in a dismal 18 goals over that stretch.
  • The front line isn't helping either. Chivas has scored just 20 goals in MLS this season, the worst total of any club.
  • The Sounders are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Chivas USA, since Chivas won the first two meetings between the clubs, in 2009.

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Available Squads
81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
6Patrick IanniDefender
-L. GonzálezDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Steve ZakuaniMidfielder
8Christian TiffertMidfielder
17Fredy MonteroStriker
29Josh FordGoalkeeper
4Marc BurchDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
5Andy RoseMidfielder
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
7Cordell CatoStriker
26S. OchoaStriker
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
26James RileyDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
-Dan CaliffDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
51M. BolañosMidfielder
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
16J. AgudeloStriker
-Casey TownsendStriker
28Tim MeliaGoalkeeper
2Bobby BurlingDefender
12Marco DelgadoMidfielder
-Laurent CourtoisMidfielder
7Tristan BowenStriker
-J. CorreaStriker
-César RomeroStriker

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