Wednesday ChivaClasico Gameday & More

For those of you not heading to tonight’s Chivas-Chivas USA game at 8 o’clock in Pasadena, know that Galavision will carry the friendly live.

Read what players think of the game here.

Incidentally, this game is being billed as the first between the teams in American soil because the two met in a charity game in Guadalajara two years ago. However, that game featured guest players on both squads so technically today’s game is the first proper game between the two clubs – period.

I’m guessing Chivas USA’s Marcelo Saragosa will get quite a few minutes after MLS suspended him Monday for an additional game and fined him an extra $500 for his unnecessarily spiteful little flick of his foot on Fredy Montero’s throat/neck in the 72nd minute of Saturday’s game in Seattle. Total damage for the moment of stupidity: $1,000 fine and missing crucial games against the New York Red Bulls this weekend and D.C. United Oct. 3.

BTW, MLS Cup is off the ABC schedule and on the ESPN one – in prime time up against Sunday Night Football. Read the rationale behind the move here.

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