Notes: Chivas Come Back To Tie Fire

Chivas USA Notes (1-1 vs. Chicago Fire, Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL 5/1/2010)

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Forward Maicon Santos scored his first goal of the season and Chivas
USA (2-3-1) tied 1-1 the Chicago Fire (2-2-2) on Saturday night at
Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL in front of 13,224 fans. Santos came in
as a sub at the 69 minute and scored the tying goal seven minutes
later. It was the first match between two Mexican Head Coaches in MLS

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Chivas USA now has 7 points in the Western Conference and a two-game
unbeaten streak. The Red-and-White heads to New England to face the
Revolution on Wednesday, May 5, at 4:30 p.m. PT (Prime Ticket, KWHY, W
Radio 690 AM).

After a very hard-fought first half in which Chivas USA and Chicago had
only one shot on goal each, the Fire scored first at the 52 minute when
Marco Pappa found Patrick Nyarko on the back post and Nyarko passed the
ball to Baggio Husidic for the goal right in front of the net.

After entering the game at the 69 minute, Santos scored the tying goal
off a corner kick from Sacha Kljestan, with a header to the the
upper-left corner at the 76 minute.

Chivas USA midfielder Ben Zemanski made his second straight MLS start
playing alongside fellow college teammate Blair Gavin, from Akron.

• Post-Game audio/video from Midfielder Blair Gavin is available on Dentro del Rebaño (‘Inside the Flock’), the official blog of Chivas USA.

Chivas USA Head Coach Martín Vásquez on tonight’s match: "It was a well
played game from both teams.  There are a lot of similarities in our
style of play and it was well played.  There was a lot of good
combination plays, a lot of possession, some key players having good
performances.  We’re happy with the result.”

• Chivas USA will travel to New England on Monday ahead of its game against the Revolution on Wednesday.

Next home game:
Chivas USA will host the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, May 8, at 7:30
p.m. PT at the Home Depot Center in Carson. For more information, or to
purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or click here.

Chicago Fire 1 : 1 Chivas USA

Chicago Fire Match # 6 MLS Game # 40

May 1, 2010 – TOYOTA PARK – Bridgeview, IL  

Chicago Fire:
Andrew Dykstra; Tim Ward, Wilman Conde, CJ Brown, Deris Umanzor;
Patrick Nyarko, Peter Lowry, Baggio Husidic, Marco Pappa, Justin Mapp
(Mike Banner, 22’ (Julio Martinez, 81’); Brian McBride (c) (Stefan
Dimitrov, 88’) 

Substitutes Not Used: Sean Johnson, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Corben Bone

Chivas USA: Zach
Thornton; Mariano Trujillo, Michael Umana, Dario Delgado, Jonathan
Bornstein; Michael Lahoud (Maicon Santos, 69’), Ben Zemanski, Blair
Gavin, Jesus Padilla (Marcelo Saragosa, 91’+), Sacha Klejstan (c);
Justin Braun (Chukwudi Chjindu, 79’)

Substitutes Not Used: Kevin Guppy, Carlos Borja, Yamith Cuesta, Gerson Mayen

Scoring Summary:

CHI – Baggio Husidic (Patrick Nyarko, Marco Pappa) 52’ 

CHI – Maicon Santos (Sacha Kljestan) 76’

Discipline Summary:

CHV – Dario Delgado (caution) 68’

Referee: Jasen Anno  

Referee’s Assistants: Anthony Vasoli, Cameron Blair

4th Referee: Geoff Gamble  

Attendance: 13,224