Notes: May 15 vs. Columbus

Late penalty gives Crew victory over Red-and-White

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Chivas USA gave up a late penalty kick and fell 1-0 to the Columbus Crew on Saturday night in Ohio. The Red-and-White controlled possession throughout, outshot the Crew 10-4 in the second half, and had two shots cleared off the line, but the 90th minute penalty from Guillermo Barros Schelotto was the difference in the match.

  • The Red-and-White got off to a slow start, with Columbus earning the majority of the chances in the first half, as the Crew had four shots on goal in the first session, compared to zero for Chivas USA. Goalkeeper Zach Thornton made four first half saves, including a stellar stop on Adam Moffat in the 27th minute, and finished the match with five saves.
  • In the second half, Chivas USA took control, maintaining possession and earning the bulk of the chances. Both Jonathan Bornstein and Blair Gavin had shots cleared off the line by Crew defender Gino Padula in a two-minute span. With 10 second half shots, the Red-and-White finished with 14 in the game, and the Crew had 11 shots (7 in the first half).
  • The only goal came in injury time, when a Guillermo Barros Schelotto free kick into the box resulted in a Justin Braun foul on Crew defender Chad Marshall. Schelotto scored the penalty for his fourth goal of the season, giving Columbus the win.
  • Shortly after, Braun was forced to leave the match with a left knee injury; the forward will be reevaluated in Los Angeles and information will be made public when it is available.
  • The match was the final game prior to the World Cup for United States National Team hopefuls Jonathan Bornstein and Sacha Kljestan, who will travel to Princeton, N.J. on Sunday to join Bob Bradley’s squad. The two players are part of the U.S.’ 30-man roster from which a final 23 will be picked to go to South Africa.
  • Chivas USA Head Coach Martín Vásquez, on tonight’s match: “We had the ball, we had the possession, we had the tempo, and we had a couple of great chances at least to put on in. I’m happy about that, but the result obviously leaves you with a very empty feeling.” A full series of quotes from Vásquez, as well as Sacha Kljestan, Jonathan Bornstein, and Mariano Trujillo will soon be available on Dentro del Rebaño (‘Inside the Flock’), the official blog of Chivas USA.
  • The Red-and-White, minus Jonathan Bornstein and Sacha Kljestan, will travel to Los Angeles on Sunday, and will have Monday off. The team returns to training the following day, and will train Tuesday through Friday ahead of next Saturday’s match against Real Salt Lake.
  • Next home game: Chivas USA will host the defending MLS Champion Real Salt Lake on Saturday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or click here

Full Match Highlights:

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Chivas USA (3-5-1) 0:1 Columbus Crew (4-0-2)
May 15, 2010 – Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Scoring Summary:
CLB – Guillermo Barros Schelotto 4 (penalty kick) 90

Chivas USA – Zach Thornton, Mariano Trujillo, Darío Delgado, Michael Umaña, Jonathan Bornstein, Jesús Padilla (Maicon Santos 90), Ben Zemanski, Blair Gavin, Michael Lahoud (Marcelo Saragosa 83), Sacha Kljestan, Justin Braun (Chukwudi Chijindu 90+)

Substitutes Not Used: Kevin Guppy, Carlos Borja, José Macotelo, Osael Romero 

Columbus Crew – William Hesmer, Gino Padula (Danny O’Rourke 66), Chad Marshall, Eric Brunner, Frankie Hejduk, Eddie Gaven (Emmanuel Ekpo 81), Brian Carroll, Adam Moffat, Robbie Rogers, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Steven Lenhart (Jason Garey 75)

Substitutes Not Used: Kenny Schoeni, Andy Iro, Emilio Renteria, Sergio Herrera  


Chivas USA

Columbus Crew

total shots:


(Justin Braun 5)


(Adam Moffat 3)

shots on goal:


(Justin Braun 3)


(Adam Moffat 2, Schelotto 2)



(Sacha Kljestan 4)


(Frankie Hejduk 2)





(Schelotto 2)

corner kicks:


(Sacha Kljestan 5)


(Schelotto 3)



(Zach Thornton 5)


(William Hesmer 3)

Misconduct Summary:
CHV – Michael Umaña (caution, Reckless Tackle) 15
CLB – Frankie Hejduk (caution, Reckless Tackle) 55
CHV – Jesús Padilla (caution, Reckless Foul) 60
CHV – Ben Zemanski (caution, Reckless Foul) 77

referee: Jeff Gontarek
Referee's Assistants: Craig Lowry, Jeff Muschik
4th official: Hilario Grajeda
time of game: 1:51
attendance: 15,027
weather: Cloudy, 69 degrees

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial