A quick look at today's game:
CHIVAS USA (7-8-8, 29 PTS.)SOUNDERS FC (11-5-8, 41 PTS.)1 p.m., CenturyLink Field.TV: KING 5. RADIO: 97.3 FM.HEAD TO HEAD: Chivas leads 2-1-2 overall, but is 0-1-1 in Seattle. The clubs meet again Oct. 22 at Carson, Calif.TEAM LEADERS: For Chivas – G 7, Justin Braun and Nick LaBrocca; A 7, Ante Jazic; S 57, LaBrocca; SOG, 23, Braun; GAA 1.05, Dan Kennedy. For Seattle – G 6, Alvaro Fernandez and Fredy Montero; A 7, Mauro Rosales; S 66, Montero; SOG 27, Montero; GAA 1.13, Kasey Keller. NOTES: Seattle has won six of its last eight league games and taken points in 10 of its last 11. The Goats have won two of their last three and taken points in six of their last seven. … Chivas leads MLS with five three-goal games, including two of their last three. … Braun and LaBrocca are among the league’s top 10 in goals and shots. … Chivas All-Star defender Heath Pearce was with the U.S. national team for its 1-1 draw with Mexico on Wednesday. … Chivas is the only MLS team the Sounders haven’t yet faced this season. … This is the first of six games Seattle will play over the next 18 days. … Montero and Servando Carrasco are one caution away from a one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation. (Today is Carrasco’s 23rd birthday.) … The referee is Kevin Stott.NEXT: The Sounders open CONCACAF Champions League group play at 7 p.m. Tuesday when Comunicaciones of Guatemala visits CenturyLink Field. They return to MLS play Aug. 20 at FC Dallas.