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September 10, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
Promoting a "push for the playoffs" would seem to be a far-fetched notion with few games left in the regular season and still fewer victories in the bank. Not for Chivas USA, though. Major League Soccer's fifth-worst team in terms of wins and losses still fancies itself as a playoff contender, and after its 2-0 shutout of the New England Revolution in Carson on Friday night, who is to argue? The victory, on first-half goals by Justin Braun and Paulo Nagamura, improved Chivas to 7-12-4 in 2010, good enough to escape last place in the Western Conference by leapfrogging the idle Houston Dynamo and sufficient to keep the team's playoff hopes flickering faintly.
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June 18, 2011 | By Douglas Farmer
An own goal ended Chivas USA's three-match unbeaten streak against the Houston Dynamo on June 11. FC Dallas' eight-match unbeaten streak disappeared with a 4-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City last Sunday. The two teams looked to return to form Saturday night at the Home Depot Center. The time for Chivas to play well has reached now-or-never status. For the first week in a long while, the injury report listed only one name — defender Jimmy Conrad, who is working his way back from a concussion.
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March 22, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
Paulo Nagamura's job description involves a lot of hard running, a lot of timely tackling and a lot of defensive work in Chivas USA's midfield. On Saturday night, the 26-year-old Brazilian did all of that but also added a new and unexpected wrinkle. He scored two goals in the space of five minutes -- only the fifth and sixth goals of his four-year and 113-game Major League Soccer career -- as Chivas came from behind to defeat the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, in the MLS season opener for both teams.
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June 4, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
Welcome back, Marcos. The return of starting forward Marcos Mondaini following a four-game suspension arrived none too soon for home-challenged Chivas USA. His classic finish, coming in the 70th minute, was the crucial difference Saturday night at Home Depot Center in Carson. It lifted Chivas to a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers, the team's first win in four games. The expansion Timbers have yet to win on the road. After lifting Chivas, Mondaini dropped to his knees next to and slightly behind the goal, raising two fingers in celebration.
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June 4, 2011 | By Douglas Farmer
Through its first six home games, Chivas USA had produced only one victory, three losses and two ties going into Saturday night's game against Portland at the Home Depot Center. "These fans deserve better," Chivas midfielder Ben Zemanski said after the latest lackluster home performance, a 1-1 draw against Vancouver on Wednesday. "We need to play aggressive in front of them, and go for wins in front of them, and we need to show them that. We need to figure out how to get wins at home.
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March 26, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
When: 7:30. Where: Home Depot Center On the air: TV: Ch. 56 and KWHY; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 0-1; Rapids 1-0. Record vs. Rapids (2010): 0-2. Update: Saturday is an international playing date and the call-up of players to their national teams has hit Chivas USA hard going into the match. Forward Alejandro Moreno is with Venezuela and defenders Michael Umana, Andrew Boyens and Zarek Valentin are with Costa Rica, New Zealand and the U.S. under-20 team, respectively.
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May 3, 2009 | Associated Press
. -- Justin Braun's first goal of the season was all the help Zach Thornton needed for his league-leading fifth shutout, and Chivas USA beat the San Jose Earthquakes, 1-0, Saturday night. Thornton made six saves and Chivas (6-1-1) took a six-point lead in the Western Conference. With Thornton in net for all of the games, Chivas has given up only three goals. Braun scored in the 53rd minute after Jonathan Bornstein sent a high cross from the left sideline into the Earthquakes' penalty area.
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August 21, 2010 | Sports Network
Brek Shea's goal in the 71st minute helped FC Dallas extend its unbeaten streak to 11 games on Saturday at Pizza Hut Park as the Hoops downed Chivas USA, 1-0. Shea scored his fifth goal of the season from a Jair Benitez cross as he sent a looping header over the head of Chivas goalkeeper Zach Thornton and inside the far post, while Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman made the result stand up with a pair of key saves. Chivas threatened twice in the opening half but Paulo Nagamura's shot from the top of the box sailed wide, while a right-footed effort from Dario Delgado was parried by Hartman.
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June 4, 2011
Chivas USA tonight VS. PORTLAND TIMBERS When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 690 Records: Chivas 3-4-5; Portland 5-4-2. Record vs. Portland: Timbers are an expansion team. Update: A victory Saturday in Carson would double Chivas' win output this season at the Home Depot Center. Despite being a man up for the final 23 minutes, Chivas could not take advantage in a 1-1 tie against Vancouver on Wednesday.
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June 4, 2011
Chivas USA tonight VS. PORTLAND TIMBERS When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 690 Records: Chivas 3-4-5; Portland 5-4-2. Record vs. Portland: Timbers are an expansion team. Update: A victory Saturday in Carson would double Chivas' win output this season at the Home Depot Center. Despite being a man up for the final 23 minutes, Chivas could not take advantage in a 1-1 tie against Vancouver on Wednesday.
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June 4, 2011 | By Douglas Farmer
Through its first six home games, Chivas USA had produced only one victory, three losses and two ties going into Saturday night's game against Portland at the Home Depot Center. "These fans deserve better," Chivas midfielder Ben Zemanski said after the latest lackluster home performance, a 1-1 draw against Vancouver on Wednesday. "We need to play aggressive in front of them, and go for wins in front of them, and we need to show them that. We need to figure out how to get wins at home.
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April 16, 2011
Chivas USA today at Vancouver When: 4 p.m. Where: Empire Field. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 0-2-2; Whitecaps 1-2-2. Record vs. Whitecaps: First meeting. Update: Having managed to earn a point on the other side of Canada a couple of weeks ago — from a 1-1 tie at Toronto FC — Chivas USA now tries its luck against the expansion Whitecaps. The Canadian team has several attacking options, not least of them the Whitecaps' 6-foot-4 French forward Eric Hassli and Brazilian striker Camilo, who each have scored three goals this season.
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September 10, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
Promoting a "push for the playoffs" would seem to be a far-fetched notion with few games left in the regular season and still fewer victories in the bank. Not for Chivas USA, though. Major League Soccer's fifth-worst team in terms of wins and losses still fancies itself as a playoff contender, and after its 2-0 shutout of the New England Revolution in Carson on Friday night, who is to argue? The victory, on first-half goals by Justin Braun and Paulo Nagamura, improved Chivas to 7-12-4 in 2010, good enough to escape last place in the Western Conference by leapfrogging the idle Houston Dynamo and sufficient to keep the team's playoff hopes flickering faintly.
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