Western Conference leaders Chivas USA travel east to take on the Kansas City Wizards Saturday in Major League Soccer. Chivas remains the top team in MLS with 23 points and a 7-1-2 record. KC has a 4-4-2 record with 14 points and currently sits 3rd in the Eastern Conference standings.
After the home opening loss to Toronto FC, the Wizards are undefeated at home and coming off a 2-0 win at Real Salt Lake. Josh Wolff has been in great form and is tied for the league lead with 6 goals in the 2009 season. Claudio Lopez has started to adjust to MLS in his second season and been a solid contributor. Overall, head coach Curt Onalfo has the Wizards only 1 point off the lead in the East through 10 games.
For Chivas USA, they’ve started out strong and have remained well above every other team with consisten performances. Head coach Preki is the clear favorite for MLS Manager of the Year. Chivas’ only loss was on the road at Toronto and the team has conceded a league low 5 goals. The team has been successful with a balanced attack with Nagamure and Lillingston leading with 3 goals each. Chivas has played consistent from the start and should test the Wizards.
Chivas has been the better team so far in the season but KC has been strong at home in their past few games so a close match is expected.