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Up next for Chivas USA: Saturday vs. Real Salt Lake

Chivas slipped to seventh place in the Western Conference after Wednesday's loss to Portland and will be without four of its defenders Saturday.

August 27, 2011

When: 7:30.

Where: Home Depot Center.

On the air: TV: Fox Soccer Channel; Radio: 690.

Records: Chivas USA 7-9-10; Real 10-7-6.

Record vs. Real: 0-1.

Update: Chivas USA slipped to seventh place in the West after Wednesday night's 1-0 loss at Portland. Despite impressive attacking moments by Marcos Mondaini and Laurent Courtois, Chivas could not find the tying goal. Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy made a series of first-class saves, stopping shots that should have been prevented by Chivas defenders. Three Chivas defenders: Michael Umana of Costa Rica, Ante Jazic of Canada and Heath Pearce of the U.S., have been called into camp by their respective national teams for games on Sept. 2 and 6. A fourth defender, Zarek Valentin, is injured and will sit out Saturday's game. Forward Juan Pablo Angel returns after being rested for the Portland match. Real Salt Lake, coming off a 3-2 loss to the Houston Dynamo and listing no fewer than 12 players with varying degrees of injury, shut out Chivas, 1-0, in Utah in May on an 87th-minute goal by Canadian international Will Johnson.

— Grahame L. Jones

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