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