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Chivas hit Big D hoping to keep momentum

Posted on 27 March 2009 by tbruce

Trying to continue its winning ways, Chivas USA, will travel to face FC Dallas this Sunday at 12:00 noon PT.

With a win in the first game of the season versus the Colorado Rapids, the Red and Whites are hoping to come home with a winning streak to start the new season.

Away wins are not easy to come by in this league and the game against Dallas will not be easy. Coming off a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Fire in their season opener will push the Texans to fight for the victory in front of their home fans.

The Chivas players know that they will have their hands full in their visit to Texas. “With (Kenny) Cooper and (Jeff) Cunningham together up top you know they will be a handful to stop”, said Chivas defender Carey Talley.

The Red and Whites are confident that they can get wins on the road. With the introduction of Mexican stalwarts, Mariano Trujillo and Eduardo Lillingston and the return from injury of forward Maykel Galindo, last week, the chance of scoring goals away from home has certainly increased.

Although Gallindo’s strike partner, from last season, Ante Razov, is still out after ankle surgery, Chivas found goals from an unlikely source against the Rapids. Defensive midfielder Paulo Nagamura stepped up last week to score two goals.

“I will still play a defensive role, but (head coach) Preki has given me more freedom to go forward and join the attack”, said Nagamura.

The return of Alecko Eskandarian, from a hip strain, will also give the Red and Whites a legitimate goal scoring threat away from home.

Currently sitting on top of the Western Conference, along with the expansion Seattle Sounders, Chivas, will return home after the game in Texas to play the current MLS champion, Columbus Crew, Sunday, April 5 at the Home Depot Center.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve Says:

    This should be a good game. I think Chivas are up for it. Dallas did not play well last week at all.

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