By the numbers: Chivas USA vs Seattle Sounders
This Saturday, Chivas USA will look to reverse its luck of US Open Cup as they seek revenge against Seattle Sounders FC in a 6-point game at The Home Depot Center. The first match in the MLS regular season ended in a 1-1 draw back in May 26, counting with Juan Agudelo’s first goal with the club. We broke down the rivalry between the two teams just by the numbers.
2- It took Seattle Sounders two seasons and a half to finally get a win on the road against Chivas USA. The Goats were able to get two consecutive wins in the Sounders’ first year in MLS. The first ever goal scored in games between the two clubs was by now Chivas USA defender James Riley back in April of 2009 when the Goats defeated the Sounders 2-0.
5- In the five games that there the two teams have met in The Home Depot Center, Chivas USA has maintained a 2-1-2 record counting with five goals in favor of the Red-and-White, and four goals against.
86- Seattle’s veteran Fredy Montero has been a real pain not just for Chivas USA in past games, but other team’s as well with 86 shots, 31 of them being at goal. Montero sits among the top players with the most shots, eight of them ending in goals named to MLS’ Goal of the Week.
10- Seattle’s Mauro Rosales has become Eddie Johnson’s top partner-in-crime, helping Johnson score six out of his 11 goals (Fredy Montero has helped with four). In total this season, Rosales has helped the squad with 10 assists.
79- The number of saves Super Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy has made in the 22 games played this season. Throughout each match, Dan Kennedy has become Chivas USA’s top player, keeping the team alive in the majority of the games. And not to mention that he has 1.18 goals against average, helping the squad to be among the top defensive lines in the league, and also placing himself as one of the top three goalkeepers in MLS.
11- Number one person Chivas USA defenders, and Dan Kennedy, should be on the look-out for young forward Eddie Johnson who, so far, has notched 11 goals in 21 games this season. Chivas USA’s top goal scorer (four) Juan Pablo Angel notched his last goal in last Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Colorado Rapids.
Will Angel do it again this Saturday? Find out this weekend at 7:30 p.m. at The Home Depot Center or in the live broadcast on FS West or KWHY-22.