Lovely late spring afternoon in Carson for soccer.
Unfortunately for (1-1-1) Chivas USA there are negligible lines, no parking hassles and few fans.
Nice and mellow for the rest of us.
To the lineups: Chivas USA Coach Preki makes five changes to the eleven that lost 4-3 to the Columbus Crew last weekend.
Brad Guzan starts in goal as usual, while Claudio Suarez returns in the center of defense for his first MLS start of the campaign. Chris Pozniak, Shavar Thomas and Jonathan Bornstein also feature in the back.
Lawson Vaughn returns to start in midfield, alongside Jesse Marsch and Paulo Nagamura, while Kraig Chiles makes his MLS debut.
Justin Braun starts up front in place of Atiba Harris, relegated to the bench, and Maykel Galindo returns.
Jim Curtin and Keith Savage lose their places and drop to the bench.
Both Panchito Mendoza and Sacha Kljestan are suspended.
Dallas (1-0-2), the lone undefeated team in MLS after Chicago’s loss to the Wizards earlier today, makes two changes to the team that beat Red Bull New York 2-0 last weekend. Juan Toja and Pablo Richetti are both out through injury and Marcelo Saragosa and Ricardinho get the starts in their stead.
Otherwise, its Dario Sala in goal, Drew Moor, Dulio Davino, Adrian Serioux and Blake Wagner in the back, Dax McCarty, Andre Rocha, Arturo Alvarez and the aforementioned Saragosa in midfield. Kenny Cooper partners Ricardinho up front.