Chivas USA forward Justin Braun underwent an MRI on his left knee and the results were negative. He bruised the knee near the end of Thursday’s Galaxy game and did not dress for Sunday’s game against Pachuca.
Chivas coach Preki said goalkeeper Brad Guzan is engaged in talks with European teams but he does not know if Guzan will sign with another club.
He also said he threw his hand in the air toward the linesman during Thursday night’s game against the Galaxy, which resulted in his sending off.
“I never said a word,” Preki said.
Regarding the lack of depth entering SuperLiga play, Preki said, “That’s a concern. We only have a small squad. We’re pretty concerned how we manage the game, who gets how many minutes and the formations we play.
“At the end of the day, we don’t want it to be an excuse.”
Here’s some quotes from Pachuca ahead of Sunday’s SuperLiga match with Chivas USA.
“What you’re going to see here is a team taking the tournament very seriously,” Pachuca coach Enrique Meza said. “The test comes on Sunday. We’ll see how it comes together.”
Pachuca midfielder Gabriel Caballero: “We see that the MLS year after year is better and better. More games are being broadcast and we’re able to see the level of competition. Chivas is obviously in the middle of their season but our team is in very good shape.”
The Galaxy’s new Argentine defender, Eduardo Dominguez, was at the Home Depot Center on Wednesday. He is not expected to be available until next week’s game at New York because of paperwork issues.
“This is an experience that will help my game,” Dominguez said. “I think I will grow and I decided to do it because I need a good challenge and I wanted to come to a big city like Los Angeles.”
Galaxy midfielder David Beckham said his hamstring is “still a little bit tight,” but that it should not be a problem for the Chivas USA game.
Meanwhile, striker Landon Donovan said he remains a little bothered by the flu.
“I thought I was over it but it’s taken a dip the last couple of days,” Donovan said. “I’ll get through tomorrow.”