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Galaxy at Chivas USA on Sunday: A 2012 SuperClasico tiebreaker

Chivas USA has won only four of all the 24 SuperClasico matchups with the Galaxy, but the season series is tied at one apiece.

August 12, 2012
  • Miller Bolanos of Chivas USA pushes Juninho of the Galaxy in the face during a match in July.
Miller Bolanos of Chivas USA pushes Juninho of the Galaxy in the face during… (Ric Tapia / Getty Images )

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Home Depot Center

On the air: TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes; Radio 1150, 1330.

Records: Chivas USA 7-8-5, Galaxy 10-11-3

Records head to head 2012: Series is tied, 1-1.

Update: It's a SuperClasico rubber match, with Chivas having won the first rivalry matchup this season against the Galaxy before the reigning MLS champions bounced back and beat Chivas in their last meeting. The Galaxy is coming off a 4-0 pounding by Seattle in its last match; Chivas will play its first game since beating Portland two weeks ago. The clubs are separated by six points in the Western Conference standings, with Chivas in sixth place and the Galaxy occupying fifth, the last available playoff spot. The teams are meeting for the second time in four weeks, and the Galaxy has dominated the all-time series. Chivas has won only four of the 24 games. The only time Chivas won the SuperClascio season series was in 2007.

— Baxter Holmes

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