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Preview and Prediction: Chivas USA vs San Jose Earthquakes

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Chivas USA take on San Jose Earthquakes as the two worst sides in the Western Conference clash this Sunday, to end what have been largely miserable seasons for both.

The sides lock horns level on points and both will want to get the win to avoid being at the foot of the table come the end of the final weekend.

The Earthquakes go into the game in good form, having taken four points from their last two, which is promising for them, considering they had failed to win in the previous 13 in all competitions.

Chivas had won two back-to-back for the first time since July, but did lose against Real Salt Lake on Thursday. Their form over the season simply hasn’t been good enough, but there is promise for them in the season finale as Erick Torres will want to add to his tally of 15 to end what has been a good season individually.

Both sides will be looking to end this season with something to take into next term and ensuring that they don not finishing bottom would be a step in the right direction.

Chivas have won twice more this season than the Earthquakes so they will feel they’ll have the upper hand in the tie despite being bottom of the Western Conference going into it.

With both sides struggling to have found any real form all season a draw looks a likely possibility in what will be the final regular season game of the 2014 MLS season.

Key Player: Erick Torres – The most positive aspect of Chivas’ season, as he has scored 15 in 28.

Key Stat: Chivas have lost more games than any team in Major League Soccer with 19.

Chivas Last 5: L/L/W/W/L

SJ Earthquakes Last 5: L/L/L/W/D

Prediction: Chivas 2-2 San Jose Earthquakes

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About Lewis Addley (593 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

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