Notes vs. Revolution

Chivas USA capitalizes with nine shots on goal against New England

May 5 vs. New England Gavin celebration

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  • Chivas
    USA earned its biggest road victory in history, taking a 4-0 win on
    Cinco de Mayo against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium in
    Foxboro, Mass. Jesús Padilla had two goals, and Justin Braun scored
    once and added two assists as the Red-and-White won for the first time
    ever in Gillette Stadium.


  • The
    4-0 scoreline matched the largest ever margin of victory for Chivas
    USA, tying a 5-1 win over Real Salt Lake on July 9, 2005, and a 4-0
    victory over RSL on April 21, 2007, both home games. It was the highest
    goal total for the Red-and-White since the April 22, 2007 match.


  • Tonight is the fifth time that Chivas has scored four or more goals and the second time on the road. Tonight is the third time that Chivas has won by four or more goals and the first time on the road.

    • 7/9/2005 RSL 1 @ CHV 5
    • 5/20/2006 CHV 4 @ NY 5
    • 6/3/2006 COL 1 @ CHV 4
    • 4/21/2007 RSL 0 @ CHV 4
    • 5/5/2010 CHV 4 @ NE 0


  • The
    Red-and-White started the scoring in minute 26, when Justin Braun
    knocked down a long ball from goalkeeper Zach Thornton for Jesús
    Padilla, who dribbled past New England goalkeeper Preston Burpo to give
    Chivas USA the 1-0 lead. The Red-and-White went up a man soon after
    when Revs midfielder Marko Perovic received a red card for an elbow to
    Ben Zemanski.


  • Braun scored the second goal of the game in the 33rd
    minute, receiving a pass from Mariano Trujillo before running through
    the Revolution defense and past Burpo to made the game 2-0. Padilla
    struck again just after halftime for his second goal of the game, and
    third of the season, with assists going to captain Sacha Kljestan and


  • Chivas USA closed the scoring in the 81st
    minute when rookie Blair Gavin scored the first goal of his MLS career,
    winning a ball at the top of the box, turning quickly, and curling a
    left-footed shot to the far post. On the other end of the field,
    goalkeeper Zach Thornton made two saves to earn the 72nd shutout of his career.


  • Newly-signed midfielder José Macotelo made his MLS debut, entering the match in the 67th
    minute for Jesús Padilla. Macotelo joined the team in Chicago after
    signing on loan from Puntarenas F.C. in Costa Rica last week.


  • Chivas USA Head Coach Martín Vasquez, on tonight’s match: “[This game] gives
    you confidence, and we have to start preparing for Saturday. It’s going
    to come fast and against one of our biggest opponents, we have to have
    our top game.” A full series of
    quotes from Vásquez, as well as soundbytes from Jesús Padilla, Sacha
    Kljestan, Justin Braun, José Macotelo, and Blair Gavin, will soon be
    available on Dentro del Rebaño (‘Inside the Flock’), the official blog of Chivas USA.


  • The
    Red-and-White return to Los Angeles on Thursday and will train on
    Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. before taking on the Houston Dynamo on a
    special Armed Forces Night celebration this Saturday, May 8 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 visit


Chivas USA (3-3-1) 4:0 New England Revolution (2-4-1)
May 5, 2010 – Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

Scoring Summary:
CHV – Jesús Padilla 2 (Justin Braun 1) 26
CHV – Justin Braun 2 (Mariano Trujillo 2) 33
CHV – Jesús Padilla 3 (Sacha Kljestan 2, Justin Braun 2) 48
CHV – Blair Gavin 1 (unassisted) 81

Chivas USA
– Zach Thornton, Mariano Trujillo, Darío Delgado, Michael Umaña,
Jonathan Bornstein, Jesús Padilla (José Macotelo 67), Ben Zemanski
(Marcelo Saragosa 60), Blair Gavin, Gerson Mayén, Sacha Kljestan,
Justin Braun (Maicon Santos 73)

Substitutes Not Used: Kevin Guppy, Carlos Borja, Jorge Flores, Chukwudi Chijindu

New England Revolution
– Preston Burpo, Cory Gibbs, Kevin Alston (Edgaras Jankauskas 46),
Darius Barnes, Seth Sinovic, Pat Phelan, Khano Smith, Chris Tierney
(Nico Colaluca 76), Marko Perovic, Sainey Nyassi, Zack Schilawski
(Kenny Mansally 71)

Substitutes Not Used: Bobby Shuttleworth, Mauricio Castro, Zak Boggs

Chivas USA

New England Revolution

total shots:


(Justin Braun 5)


(Pat Phelan 2)

shots on goal:


(Justin Braun 3)


(Pat Phelan 1, Kenny Mansally 1)



(Justin Braun 2)


(Seth Sinovic 2)



(Justin Braun 2)


(Marko Perovic 1)

corner kicks:


(Sacha Kljestan 3)


(Chris Tierney 2, Kenny Mansally 2)



(Zach Thornton 2)


(Preston Burpo 5)

Misconduct Summary:
CHV – Ben Zemanski (caution, reckless foul) 28
NE – Marko Perovic (ejection, serious foul play) 29
NE – Edgaras Jankauskas (caution, reckless foul) 87

Referee: Steven DePiero
Referee's Assistants: Joe Fletcher, Claudio Badea
4th official: Silviu Petrescu
time of game: 1:50
weather: clear -and- 75 degrees

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial