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Saturday comes: Sounders at Chivas at 7:30

Quick preview on tonight's game.

SOUNDERS FC (17-7-9, 60 PTS)AT CHIVAS USA (8-13-12, 36 PTS.)7:30 p.m.; Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.TV: KING 5. RADIO: 97.3 FM.CLUB LEADERS: For Seattle – G 12, Fredy Montero; A 13, Mauro Rosales; S 104, Montero; SOG 41, Montero; GAA 1.09, Kasey Keller. For Chivas – G 8, Nick LaBrocca and Justin Braun; A 7, Ante Jazic; S 76, LaBrocca; SOG 29, Braun; GAA 1.16, Dan Kennedy.HEAD TO HEAD: Chivas leads 2-1-3 overall and 2-0-1 at home. The Sounders have never scored against Chivas on its home pitch.NOTES: Seattle will finish with the second-best record in MLS regardless of this result, while Chivas is out of playoff contention. … Seattle is 4-1 over its last five league games. Chivas is 1-5-4 over its last 10. … The Goats are 5-6-5 at home and have conceded only 14 goals there. … Montero has 11 goals over his last 11 competitions, while Chivas forward Juan Pablo Angel has six goals in his last five games. … Braun (calf) is probable. … Players receiving yellow cards today will be fined, but cards and accumulation suspensions do not carry into the playoffs. Red card suspensions do, however. … The referee is Ricardo Salazar.QUOTABLE: “We don’t want to push anybody out on the field or overextend somebody’s minutes or put them into a situation where they aggravate an injury or create an injury. But on the same token, we want to stay in our rhythm. We don’t have another game for a week, and we don’t want guys going two weeks without a game.” – Sounders coach Sigi Schmid on his personnel plan for this game.NEXT: Sounders will begin a road-and-home aggregate-score MLS Cup playoff series at Real Salt Lake or FC Dallas on either Oct. 29 or 30.

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