Gamethread: Seattle Sounders Vs. Chivas USA, 7/11/12

It is game time? Are you ready? Well, let's hope Chivas USA are ready, as they face the biggest match of their season in the U.S. Open Cup semifinal match tonight against the Seattle Sounders (7 pm PDT, stream available on soundersfc.com). Will Seattle beat the Goats the fourth straight time in the Open Cup, on their way to a fourth consecutive title? Or will Chivas spring an upset that few (outside of Chivatown) expect? We'll find out shortly.

As per usual, I'll be providing basic play-by-play and commentary during the game in the comment section below. Feel free to jump on and comment! Let's discuss the match.

First, make sure you take a look at the Three Questions exchange, as well as my article about the narrative heading into the match, and last but not least, the match preview.

On to the lineups...

Chivas USA starting lineup: Dan Kennedy; James Riley, Danny Califf, Rauwshan McKenzie, Jorge Villafana; Oswaldo Minda, Ben Zemanski, Blair Gavin, Alejandro Moreno; Paolo Cardozo, Juan Pablo Angel

Chivas bench: Tim Melia, John Valencia, Peter Vagenas, Ryan Smith, Cesar Romero, Casey Townsend, Jose Correa

Seattle Sounders starting lineup: Bryan Meredith; Zach Scott, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Patrick Ianni, Leo Gonzalez; Cordell Cato, Osvaldo Alonso, Andy Rose, Alex Caskey; Fredy Montero, Eddie Johnson

Seattle bench: Josh Ford, Jeff Parke, Marc Burch, Brad Evans, Sammy Ochoa, Alvaro Fernandez, Mauro Rosales

Arriba las Chivas!

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