November 2, 2009 |
Odd, weird, strange, unusual. Or, to put it another way, error, error, error, error. Sunday afternoon's 2-2 Major League Soccer tie between Chivas USA and the Galaxy was not your ordinary MLS playoff game. Not by a long shot. Four goals were scored, and every one of them was the result of a mistake rather than a spectacular play. Chivas took the lead, and the Galaxy tied it. The Galaxy went ahead, and Chivas tied it. The near-sellout crowd of 25,218 at the Home Depot Center was left with mixed feelings.
October 22, 2009 |
Chivas USA tonight AT CHICAGO Time : 5 p.m. On the air : TV: ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes; Radio: 690. Where : Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill. Records : Chivas USA 13-9-6, Fire 10-7-12. Record vs. Fire : 0-1-0. Update : In its next-to-last game of the regular season, Chivas USA finds itself poised to finish anywhere from first to fourth in the Western Conference. The team, tied with the Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo with 45 points, one point ahead of the Seattle Sounders, already has secured a playoff berth.
October 11, 2009 |
Chivas USA Coach Preki had warned his team that its matchup with the Kansas City Wizards would not be what he called "an easy game." The game had strong playoff implications in Major League Soccer's Western Conference, making it a surprise, Preki said, when a "very poor half from both teams" ended in a scoreless tie. Luckily for Chivas USA, it painted a different picture in the second half en route to a 2-0 victory before 12,923 at the Home...
October 4, 2009 |
Chivas USA used D.C. United's own goalkeeper in the first half to stay alive in the playoff hunt with a 2-0 victory Saturday evening, while struggling United's postseason hopes dimmed. Maicon Santos set up the winning goal in the 33rd minute when Chivas (12-9-5) capitalized on a miscue by United goalkeeper Milos Kocic, who was making just his third career start. Jesus Padilla added to the lead in the 53rd minute. Zach Thornton made two saves in his 11th shutout of the season as Chivas moved into a tie with Seattle for the first of four wild-card playoff spots with four matches remaining.
October 3, 2009 |
AT D.C. UNITED When: 4:30 PDT. Where: RFK Stadium. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 690 (tape-delayed after Chivas de Guadalajara game from Mexico). Records: Chivas USA 11-9-5, D.C. United 8-7-12. Record vs. United: 0-0-1. Update: With a win today, Chivas USA can significantly harm D.C. United's playoff chances while at the same time enhancing its own prospects. The teams tied, 2-2, on May 16, when Chivas USA allowed a two-lead to evaporate in the final 15 minutes.
September 27, 2009 |
Seven minutes is not a long time, except on the soccer field. Chivas USA found that out to its cost on Saturday night when it was only about seven minutes from moving into the Galaxy's rearview mirror in the Major League Soccer playoff race. Sacha Kljestan had given Chivas the lead and Preki's team only had to see out the last few minutes to earn a 1-0 victory and close to within one point of the Galaxy in the West. Then Juan Pablo Angel struck for the New York Red Bulls.