Probable Lineups

4-1-4-1
4-3-1-2
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(28) 9 Goals 37 (52)
(20) 12 Assists 29 (37)
(6.5) 6.5 Average Ratings 7 (6.8)
26.5 Average Age 29.4
180.4 Average Height (cm) 179.5
(0.8) 0.6 Shots pg 1.2 (1)
(45%) 45% Aerial Duel Success 52% (49%)
(0.5) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.6)
(1.6) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.1 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Major League Soccer.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Daniel Antunez Out 6.17333333333333
Player Reason Status Rating
Leonardo Doubtful 6.73142857142857
Jack McBean Doubtful 6.314

Team News

  • Interim head coach Sacha van der Most is expected to stick with the 4-1-4-1 formation that he has used in his two games in charge, using Julio Morales as the lone front man.
  • Steve Purdy and Morales return from international duty with their respective countries, meaning Jose Correa is likely to drop to the bench for the clash against the Galaxy.
  • Marcelo Sarvas returns from a one-match suspension to slot back into the centre of the LA Galaxy's midfield.
  • Jack McBean and Leonardo are Bruce Arena's only injury doubts ahead of the city derby against Chivas USA, with the former out with a fracture left clavicle and the latter struggling with an ankle strain.
  • Omar Gonzalez returns from international duty with the USA and is expected to regain his place at the centre of the Galaxy defence, shifting Tommy Meyer to the bench.

Prediction

  • The appointment of Sacha van der Most as head coach on an interim basis hasn't had the desired effect for Chivas USA, suffering two straight defeats, conceding five and scoring just once in the process. Can a Los Angeles derby spark the struggling side into life?
  • The Los Angeles Galaxy are heavy favourites for this game, a position that is only strengthened by the return of Omar Gonzalez and striker Robbie Keane from international duty. However, Bruce Arena's side are in extremely poor form at the moment, losing two of their last three games, including a 5-0 thrashing at New England.
  • This game represents the best chance for Chivas USA to get one over their city rivals, but with the Galaxy's superior quality and strength in depth the MLS reigning champions are still expected to emerge with all three points.
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