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Chivas bringing most of their starters to Seattle

How many of them will play is less sure, as Chivas will be playing their eighth match in 25 days.

Chivas v America - Torneo Clausura 2018 Liga MX Photo by Refugio Ruiz/Getty Images

Chivas de Guadalajara may be in the middle of a very busy point in their schedule, but they’ll be bringing most of their regular starters for the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals in Seattle on Wednesday.

According to Soccerway, this roster appears to have 10 of their regular starters. The only regular missing starter is right back Jesus Sanchez, who was hurt in Saturday’s match against Club America. One of his potential replacements, Hedgardo Marin, also didn’t make the trip after not being selected for several recent matches for disciplinary reasons.

How many of those starters actually play against the Sounders is obviously yet to be determined. Chivas will be playing their eighth match in 25 days on Wednesday and are in the midst of a five-week stretch in which they’re playing twice a week. The return leg in Guadalajara will be Chivas’ 10th match in 33 days.

This is all happening while Chivas is struggling in Liga MX play, where they’ve won just 1 of 10 matches and find themselves languishing in 16th among 18 teams. That one win, though, did come on the road.

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