CHIVAS USA v NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, Los Angeles, Calif.
4 p.m. PT (FSN-NE)
Aug. 6, 2006 (WEEK 18) / MLS Game #60
The day after the Sierra Mist MLS All-Star Game the league battles begin quickly, with the New England Revolution heading to southern California to take on Chivas USA at the Los Angeles Coliseum as part of a doubleheader that also includes a CD Guadalajara-FC Barcelona match. Chivas are playing for the first time in 10 days after an incredibly congested stretch, while the Revolution head West looking for a little success: In 13 league games all-time in the Southland, they've won just one and drawn three.
REFEREE: Kevin Stott. SAR (bench):Steven Davidson; JAR (opposite): David Bragg; 4th: Baldomero Toledo
MLS Career: 124 games; FC/gm: 26.8; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 32; pens: 21
MLS 2006: 5 games; FC/gm: 28.2 (avg: 28.9); Y/gm: 4.6 (avg: 3.44); R: 1 (MLS: 17); pens: 2 (MLS: 23)
Games involving Chivas USA: P4 W0 L4 T0; FC/gm: 26.0; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 0; pens: 0
Games involving Revolution: P15 W10 L4 T1; FC/gm: 28.6; Y/gm: 3.9; R: 4; pens: 2
INJURY REPORT: CHIVAS USA - OUT: MF Ramón Ramírez (L knee MCL sprain); FW Mike Muñoz (R ankle tendonitis); QUESTIONABLE: MF John O'Brien (R patella tendonitis) ... NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION - OUT: DF Marshall Leonard (L Achilles tendon repair); QUESTIONABLE: MF Daniel Hernandez (L ankle sprain); MF Khano Smith (L knee); PROBABLE: FW Taylor Twellman (R ankle sprain); MF Clint Dempsey (R knee/foot)
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: CHV: Jesse Marsch ... NE: Andy Dorman; Shalrie Joseph, James Riley
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: CHV: Juan Pablo Garcia, Jason Hernandez, Sacha Kljestan, Francisco Mendoza, Tim Regan, Lawson Vaughn ... NE: Joe Franchino, Daniel Hernandez
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: CHV: Carlos Borja, Rodrigo López (U.S. U-20 national team) ... NE: Tony Lochhead (New Zealand; Aug. 5 v Charlton Athletic), Avery John (Trinidad & Tobago; Aug. 9 v Japan)
ALL-TIME (3 meetings): Chivas USA 1 win (0 shootout), 1 goals ... Revolution 2 wins (0 shootout), 4 goals ... 0 draws
AT CHIVAS USA: (1 meeting): Chivas USA 1 wins (0 shootout), 1 goal ... Revolution 0 wins (0 shootout), 0 goals ... 0 draws
5/13: NE 3, CHV 1 (Dorman 23, Joseph 53, Twellman 86 - Mendoza 19)
Chivas USA return to action for the first time in 10 days, after coming back with some late dramatics in their last match to snatch a 3-3 draw at Real Salt Lake on July 26. Chivas are in fourth place in the Western Conference with 26 points from 20 matches, two behind the third-place Colorado Rapids but six ahead of the fifth-place tie between Real and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
The New England Revolution left it late, but finally beat the Kansas City Wizards to claim a 1-1 draw at Arrowhead Stadium last Saturday evening. The Revolution are still in second place in the Eastern Conference with 26 points from 20 matches, two ahead of the third-place New York Red Bulls and 19 behind MLS overall leader D.C. United.