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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - LA Galaxy


Chivas USA (4-1-4-1): Kennedy; de Luna, Borja, Vilchez, Farfan; Minda; Bowen, Alvarez, Rivera, Villafana; Correa.


OUT: Daniel Atunez (L ACL reconstruction), Edgar Mejia (L ankle sprain), Tim Melia (lumbar distectomy)

QUESTIONABLE: Dan Kennedy (Lumbar Strain), Josue Soto (L Knee Sprain), Joaquin Velasquez (L Adductor Strain)


LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Cudicini; Franklin, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Jimenez, Sarvas, Juninho, Zardes; Keane, Donovan.

Injury Report:

OUT: Brian Perk (concussion)

QUESTIONABLE: Leonardo (L ankle sprain), Jack McBean (Fractured left clavicle)


  • Going back to 2009, the Galaxy have won eight of the last 10 derbies with Chivas USA. When the Goats won on May 19, it broke an 11-game winless run against LA.

  • This is the first Derby de Los Angeles for Chivas USA coach Jose Luis Real, who took control for the 3-1 midweek loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps. The past five coaches of the Goats have debuted with a loss.

  • The derby earlier in the year ended in a 1-1 tie, with Carlos Alvarez scoring the equalizer in the final minutes.

  • The Galaxy, on 21 points, are tied for fifth in the Western Conference.

  • Chivas USA is last in the West and tied for the second-worst record in the league with 11 points. The Goats have lost six in a row and haven't won in nine games.
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