Friday, October 31, 2008

Injury bug

Chivas USA has been struck by the injury bug all season long. So perhaps it's fitting then that the team suffered a pair of big losses ahead of Saturday's playoff game.

Atiba Harris and Alecko Eskandarian are out of Saturday's game at Real Salt Lake.

Both players have played a key role for the club. Harris was fourth in minutes played, scored three goals and had five assists while Eskandarian tied with Sacha Kljestan for the team lead in goals with five.

Harris is out with a quadriceps injury while Esky's knee kept him from traveling.

Best guess, with the players the team has available, here's what a starting lineup could look like:

G: Zach Thornton
D: Francisco Mendoza, Shavar Thomas, Claudio Suarez, Carey Talley
M: Paulo Nagamura, Jesse Marsch, Sacha Kljestan, Dejair
F: Ante Razov, Justin Braun

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