The 3-0 Chivas USA and 0-1-1 Galaxy meet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the latest edition of the SuperClasico at Home Depot Center (live on ESPN2).
Club officials told me they were going to pull the special offer of $75 sideline seats for just $14 earlier in the week, but there’s an ad in today’s Daily Breeze so I’m assuming it’s still good. Call 1-877-3GALAXY.
There will be a complete preview of the derby between the Galaxy and Chivas USA from reporter Phil Collin on Saturday.
But Chivas USA, who sport a 3-8-4 record in these games (they’ve won a season series just once, in 2007), have reason to feel more optimistic than usual considering the Galaxy’s shaky early season form.
Veteran defensive midfielder Jesse Marsch is one who believes Chivas USA may have the upper hand this time around:
“We have a lot of guys who’ve played in these games. The first year I came here it was the second year of the club and no-one had really played in those games. They were very experienced in those games, so it was a little bit of a shock to our system. For me personally I now understand the intensity of the game; so hopefully that can be used to our advantage this time.”
I plan to blog from the game as usual.
Plenty of televised soccer this weekend. Among the best bets Saturday:
*7 a.m. Fox Soccer Channel Chelsea-Bolton Wanderers
*9:30 a.m. FSC Stoke City-Newcastle United
*1 p.m. TeleFutura San Jose Earthquakes-Chicago Fire
*5:30 p.m. FSC Houston Dynamo-New York Red Bulls
*7 p.m. KVEA CD Guadalajara-Atalante
And on Sunday:
*8 a.m. FSC Manchester City-Fulham
*1:30 p.m. FSC Chievo-AC Milan
*2 p.m. KMEX Club America-Indios