It is time for the game! Chivas USA take on the Colorado Rapids this evening at Dick's Sporting Goods Park (6 pm PT, MLS Live). Chivas are coming off yet another loss, while the Rapids are coming off a draw, so I'm sure both sides are looking for the full three points in this one. Believe it or not, a win would actually help Chivas significantly, as they could yet keep pace with the rest of the Conference. But they actually need to get some points in order for that to mean anything, frankly.
If you missed it, take a look at the match preview from yesterday.
I'm doing double duty tonight, but I'll provide my customary basic play-by-play and commentary in the comment section when I can. Feel free to fill in the blanks and contribute to the conversation in the comments!
On to the lineups:
Chivas USA starting XI: Dan Kennedy; Bobby Burling, Mario de Luna, Carlos Borja; Eric Avila, Josue Soto, Edgar Mejia, Gabriel Farfan, Jorge Villafana; Jose Correa, Carlos Alvarez
Chivas bench: Patrick McLain, Jose Manuel Rivera, Joaquin Velazquez, Martin Ponce, Marvin Iraheta, Giovani Casillas, Oswaldo Minda
Colorado Rapids starting XI: Clint Irwin; Chris Klute, Brian Mullan, Marvell Wynne, Drew Moor; Pablo Mastroeni, Martin Rivero, Atiba Harris, Nathan Sturgis; Deshorn Brown, Edson Buddle
Rapids bench: Steward Ceus, German Mera, Kamani Hill, Anthony Wallace, Danny Mwanga, Dillon Powers, Tony Cascio
Arriba las Chivas!