MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Seattle Sounders FC

Zac Lee Rigg
August 24, 2012
MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Seattle Sounders FC



Chivas USA (4-2-3-1): Kennedy; Riley, Valencia, Califf, Jazic; Joseph, Minda; Bolanos, LaBrocca, Agudelo; Angel.


OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Peter Vagenas (R hamstring strain); MF Ryan Smith (R hamstring strain)

Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Tiffert, Caskey; Johnson, Montero.


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



  • Seattle is third in the West with 40 points. Thirteen points back is Chivas USA, in seventh.

  • Eddie Johnson and Fredy Montero have each scored four goals in the last six games. Together they have 19 goals total this season.

  • However, Montero may not start. He has six goals and two assists from 10 substitute appearances in his MLS career. The latest was the winner against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

  • Chivas USA has a better goal differential away than at home. It also has a better away record (4-2-4) than home record (7-9-6).

  • All-Star Dan Kennedy has made 79 saves, third best in MLS. He has a 1.18 goals-against average.