Chivas USA may be sitting atop the MLS table, but there's little question about which team is the league's hottest.
In an anticipated matchup of the league's top teams Thursday night, Chivas will try for another home win over Chicago and spoil Blanco's final MLS road game before he joins the Mexican national team for upcoming World Cup qualifying matches.
After that win, Chivas looks to put together a more complete performance and again improve the best record in MLS on Saturday night when it visits the struggling San Jose Earthquakes.
Now the Sounders will now try to withstand the absence of star goalkeeper Kasey Keller when they visit unbeaten CD Chivas USA on Saturday night.
Chivas USA's breakout season in 2007 ended early. Now Chivas is looking to prove its for real, writes Andrea Canales.
David Beckham will play against Chivas on one day's rest. Watch "MLS Primetime Thursday" (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2).
Houston and Chivas USA clash on MLS Primetime Thursday ( on ESPN2), in a repeat of last year's playoff matchup.
The loss of Bob Bradley and other key players means a postseason return is far from guaranteed for Chivas USA, writes Jeff Carlisle.