Apparently fed up with his team’s lack of firepower in Toronto – one shot on goal in the midweek defeat – Chivas USA Coach has replaced usual starter Eduardo Lillingston with rookie Chukwudi Chijindu, who makes his first MLS start.
The Fontana native has certainly shown more movement and speed in his limited minutes so far than the veteran Mexican forward.
Justin Braun returns from missing the last four games through injury to partner Chuckie up front. Atiba Harris drops back into midfield, displacing Bojan Stepanovic.
Chivas USA XI: Zach Thornton, Mariano Trujillo, Carey Talley, Shavar Thomas, Jonathan Bornstein, Sacha Kljestan, Jesse Marsch, Paulo Nagamura, Atiba Harris,Justin Braun, Chukwudi Chijindu.
Lillingston, Maykel Galindo, Alecko Eskandarian and Gerson Mayen are among the options off the bench. Stepanovic is a late scratch with a left leg injury we just learned and draft pick Michael Lahoud takes his place on the bench.
Dallas has former Galaxy midfielder Marcelo Saragosa in the back four and dangerous Kenny Cooper (four goals in five games) and Andre Rocha in attack.
Dave van den Bergh orchestrates.
The game is live on KAZA.