It's game time! Chivas USA are in Chicagoland to take on the Chicago Fire at chilly Toyota Park (2 p.m. PT, UniMas). Both teams are coming off draws, with Chivas drawing the LA Galaxy 1-1 (not to mention the 3-3 friendly draw Wednesday against Chivas de Guadalajara), while the Fire drew 0-0 against Sporting Kansas City last time out. Both teams feel like they can beat the other, and Chicago will surely hope they can get some of that home field advantage experienced by the U.S. Men's National Team the other night in Colorado, as it will not be the conditions the Goats are used to weather-wise.
On to the lineups:
Chivas USA starting XI: Dan Kennedy; Mario de Luna, Joaquin Velazquez, Bobby Burling; Eric Avila, Josue Soto, Edgar Mejia, Marvin Iraheta, Carlos Alvarez; Juan Agudelo, Tristan Bowen
Chivas bench: Tim Melia, Daniel Antunez, Carlos Borja, Giovani Casillas, Jorge Villafana, Emilio Orozco, Steve Purdy
Chicago Fire starting XI: Paolo Tornaghi; Wells Thompson, Jalil Anibaba, Austin Berry, Gonzalo Segares; Patrick Nyarko, Jeff Larentowicz, Daniel Paladini, Chris Rolfe; Alex, Sherjill MacDonald
Chicago bench: Alec Kann, Hunter Jumper, Logan Pause, Corben Bone, Yazid Atouba, Quincy Amarikwa, Maicon Santos
Arriba las Chivas!