Notes vs. FC Dallas

2-1 loss vs. FC Dallas, The Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif., 6/26/10

June 26 vs. FC Dallas Match 6

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 Chivas USA fell to FC Dallas by a 2-1 score in a hard-fought game at The Home Depot Center on Saturday night. The Red-and-White have no time to dwell on the setback, and now look to Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup match in Fullerton, Calif., and next Saturday night’s home match against the Philadelphia Union in Carson.

  • Osael Romero scored his first goal for Chivas USA in the 59th minute, when a deflected cross from Mariano Trujillo bounded toward Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman. Romero was able to get to the ball first and flicked a header past Hartman to tie the game at one. Trujillo’s assist was his fourth of the season, leading the team in the category.


  • FC Dallas had taken the lead in the first half on an own goal by Ante Jazic, and regained its advantage almost immediately after Romero’s goal for Chivas USA. A foul in the box gave Dallas a penalty kick, and David Ferreira finished from the spot in the 61st minute.


  • With the loss, Chivas USA falls to 3-9-1 on the season, and with 10 points are in last place in the Western Conference. The team has lost six straight matches, with the team’s last positive result being a 4-0 win at the New England Revolution on May 5.


  • Chivas USA defender and captain Jonathan Bornstein played 120 minutes in the United States National Team’s 2-1 loss to Ghana in the World Cup on Saturday. Head Coach Martín Vásquez said after the match that he expects Bornstein to rejoin the Red-and-White in the coming week.


  • Chivas USA Head Coach Martín Vásquez, on tonight’s match: “It was better in the second half, but the goals we’re giving up are killing us.... It takes the momentum away and it takes some time to shake it off, and in the end today we came up short again.” Post game video from Vásquez, as well as Mariano Trujillo and Ante Jazic, are available on Dentro del Rebaño (‘Inside the Flock’), the official blog of Chivas USA.


Next home game: Following Tuesday night’s Open Cup match in Fullerton, Chivas USA play at The Home Depot Center next Saturday, July 3, at 7:30 p.m. PT against the Philadelphia Union, complete with a post game fireworks display. For more information or tickets to either match, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or click here.

Chivas USA (3-9-1) 1:2 FC Dallas (4-2-6)
June 26, 2010 – The Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif.Scoring Summary:
DAL – Own goal (Ante Jazic) 45
CHV – Osael Romero 1 (Mariano Trujillo 4) 59
DAL – David Ferreira 2 (penalty kick) 61
Chivas USA – Zach Thornton, Mariano Trujillo, Darío Delgado, Michael Umaña, Ante Jazic, Jesús Padilla (Maicon Santos 76), Blair Gavin, Michael Lahoud, Justin Braun, Osael Romero (Chukwudi Chijindu 84), Maykel Galindo (Ben Zemanski 68)
Substitutes Not Used: Dan Kennedy, Carlos Borja, Jorge Flores, Yamith CuestaFC Dallas – Kevin Hartman, Jair Benitez, Ugo Ihemelu, Heath Pearce, George John, Marvin Chavez (Eric Avila), Daniel Hernandez, Dax McCarty (Bruno Guarda 59), Brek Shea, David Ferreira (Zach Loyd 89), Atiba Harris
Substitutes Not Used: Dario Sala, Jeff Cunningham, Bruno Guarda, Jason Yeisley Chivas USAFC Dallas
total shots:9(Osael Romero 4) 10(Brek Shea 3, David Ferreira 3)
shots on goal:3(Osael Romero 2) 4(Brek Shea 2)
fouls:13(Darío Delgado 4) 11(3 tied with 2)
offsides:6(Justin Braun 2)4(Bruno Guarda 2)
corner kicks:9(Mariano Trujillo 7) 8(David Ferreira 8)
saves:3(Zach Thornton 3)2 (Kevin Hartman 2)

Misconduct Summary:
CHV – Michael Lahoud (caution, Reckless Tackle) 1
DAL – Bruno Guarda (caution, Tactical Foul) 71
referee: Abiodun Okulaja
Referee's Assistants: Eric Boria, Fabio Tovar
4th official: Edvin Jurisevic
time of game: 1:53
attendance: 14,173
weather: Clear, 66 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial