Galaxy-Chivas USA at Home Depot Center

For the fourth straight game 3-0 Chivas USA is dressing all 18 of the healthy players on the club’s roster, but Coach Preki makes just one change to the starting lineup, restoring right back Mariano Trujillo to the first XI after he sat out last weekend’s game against the Columbus Crew with bruised ribs.

Jim Curtin drops to the bench with Carey Talley moving over from right back to central defense.

The starting XI for Chivas USA: Thornton, Trujillo,Thomas, Talley, Bornstein, Kljestan, Marsch, Nagamura, Mayen, Harris, Lillingston.

Alecko Eskandarian and Bojan Stepanovic are among the options on the bench.

The (0-1-1) Galaxy have Sean Franklin at right half again, after he started there against Colorado in the U.S. Open Cup midweek, while Eddie Lewis returns from injury at left back. Landon Donovan is also back up front partnering Alan Gordon. Jamaican goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts makes his MLS debut in goal.

The Galaxy lineup: Ricketts, DeLaGarza, Berhalter, Gonzalez, Lewis, Franklin, Miglioranzi, Tudela, Klein, Donovan, Gordon.

Jovan Kirovski is dropped to the bench, as is rookie defender Yohance Marshall who made his MLS debut last weekend in the Galaxy’s MLS game against the Rapids.

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