Thursday Kicks: FA Cup, Chivas USA & More

  • Faltering Chivas USA will meet a Timbers team Sunday in Portland (live at 2 p.m. on Unimas) that extended the club’s unbeaten streak to eight games, their best ever MLS stretch in the club’s short history, after drawing 1-1 Wednesday night with FC Dallas.
  • Chivas USA midfielder Oswaldo Minda, 30, out for the last five weeks with a “complicated” quad strain, could be available for the game:

    “I’ve gotten a lot better,” he said. “It’s a long process because we’re talking about a tear in a muscle where I put most of my weight on, which takes a much longer recovery than any other muscle injury. The important thing is that, thankfully, I’m recovering and I’m hoping to be back helping the team real soon.”

  • For the first time in the 150-year history of the FA Cup, Saturday’s final will be shown on a major U.S. network, airing live at 9 a.m. on Fox. Relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic faces last year’s EPL champion Manchester City, while Gus Johnson and Ian Wright have the call.
  • Also this weekend, MLS Live will offfer seven games in a free trial.
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