First SuperClasico of the year promises both tension and mystery

CARSON,Calif. – Tensions will be high when the SuperClasico kicks off on Sunday, but what has the mood been like this week around The Home Depot Center?

 I provided this piece on the banter –or lack thereof—around The HDC this week

But what do the Galaxy expect from a Chivas USA side that underwent a significant reformatting during the offseason? That remains to be seen.

“Our meetings have been sort of 'We don't know what formation they're playing' and 'They've been kind of hard to read,' ” defender Omar Gonzalez said. “They won their last game, but having said that, I don't think Dallas had their best game. It's a whole bunch of new players, a new coach, and so we're really just going in there not blind, but, you know, unsure.”

Although Chivas are something of a mystery, one thing is for sure, the Galaxy will be in for a battle.

“We’re not sure to what to expect. There’s a lot of guys that we’re not sure of and the coach is obviously an animated guy who is definitely going to get his team up for this game,” said Mike Magee. “We’re definitely well-aware that this is a pretty big game for them and we can’t take it lightly.”