Chivas USA's postseason chances may have gone from longshot to no shot Saturday at the Home Depot Center, and not simply because their loss to the Seattle Sounders left them at them 10 points out of the final playoff berth with 11 games to play.
It was more how they lost: by giving up a franchise-record six goals in a 6-2 pummeling.
And just to make sure everyone got the message, Chivas scored Seattle's final goal itself, with veteran defender Ante Jazic redirecting a pass around keeper Dan Kennedy in stoppage time.
"When you give up six goals, and six goals at home, it's certainly not what you're looking for," Coach Robin Fraser said.
Certainly not, and many in the crowd of 11,973 agreed, booing loudly as the clock ran out.
But Fraser, asked whether he was embarrassed by the result, tried mightily to find a silver lining.
His team actually outshot Seattle, he said, put more shots on goal and controlled the ball longer.
"Obviously disappointed with how we defended," Fraser said before adding "[but] it's the best attacking night we've had all year."
That isn't saying much since the Chivas offense is among the most feeble in league history. So when Seattle got three goals in