In Chivas’ first official game without their Olympic call-ups, Matias Almeyda will field the same starting XI from their 1-0 win over Monterrey. This means Carlos Salcido will see more time at center-back, with Jose Juan “Gallito” Vazquez getting his second straight start in the midfield. The laborious Angel Zaldivar also gets the start after playing a large part in the Copa MX during the midweek.
Meanwhile, Miguel Herrera fields possibly his best starting XI, but with only one Mexican-born player making the cut. “Piojo” has only found place for trusted center-back Juan Carlos Valenzuela as Xolos takes good advantage of the 10/8 rule. This, of course, in large contrast to Chivas, who traditionally play with all Mexicans.
You will be able to watch the game at 10pm EST on Azteca America.
Chivas Lineup: Cota; Sánchez, Salcido, Pereira, Hernández; Vazquez, Pineda; Brizuela, Peña, Calderon; Zaldívar
Xolos Lineup: Vilar; Valenzuela, Aguilera, Pérez, Orozco; Rodríguez, Malcorra, Hurtado; Caraglio, Moreno, Hauche.