Columbus Crew at Chivas USA at Home Depot Center

With Chivas USA seeking to keep pace with 3-0 Seattle, Coach Preki has made two changes to the team that beat FC Dallas last weekend to move to 2-0 to start the season for the first time in club history.

Mariano Trujillo, who has started the last two games at right back drops to the bench with Carey Talley moving over from central defense to assume that position.

That creates room for Jim Curtin to start in central defense for his first start of the season, while Atiba Harris moves up front in place of the injured Justin Braun. Sacha Kljestan returns from World Cup qualifying and starts in midfield.

The Chivas USA lineup: Thornton, Talley, Curtin, Thomas, Bornstein, Kljestan, Marsch, nagamua, mayen , harris and Lillingston.

New signing Chukwudi Chijindu is on the bench, while other options include Alecko Eskandarian, Jorge Flores, Michael Lahoud and Bojan Stepanovic.

No sign of Maykel Galindo. Marsch received a plaque pregame marking his 300th MLS appearance last week against Dallas.

The (0-1-2) Crew starts Riverside’s Chad Marshall on defense, Rolling Hills Estates’ Robbie Rogers in midfield, while Guillermo Barros Schelotto and former Galaxy striker Alejandro Moreno are up front.

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