Galaxy fans will be watching this one as closely as Chivas USA supporters given that the clubs will meet next Sunday should Houston beat or tie the home team.
A half dozen changes for Preki today after Chivas USA’s rather meek 1-0 loss to the Chicago Fire last time out.
Carey Talley and Ante Jazic replace Mariano Trujillo and Jonathan Bornstein at full back respectively, with Bornstein sliding into the middle in place of Shavar Thomas who drops to the bench.
In midfield, rookie Michael Lahoud and veteran Pablo Nagamura replace Gerson Mayen and Marcelo Saragosa, while up front it’s an all new strike force with Justin Braun and Maicon Santos preferred to Maykel Galindo and Eduardo Lillingston, both largely ineffective against Chicago.
The Chivas USA starting XI then: Thornton, Talley, Bornstein, Cuesta, Jazic, Padilla, Lahoud, Nagamura, Kljestan, Braun, Santos.
Striker Brian Ching is suspended for Houston, which starts the tandem of Luis Angel Landin and Dominic Oduro in attack.
The game is on Prime and TeleFutura.