Notes vs. Red Bulls June 5
Chivas USA fell 1-0 on Saturday night to the New York Red Bulls before entering the MLS break for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. A 25-yard shot by Red Bulls midfielder Seth Stammler was the difference in the game, giving the home team the victory in front of 18,815 fans at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. With the loss, the Red-and-White fall to 3-8-1 (W-L-T) on the season, good for 10 points in the Western Conference.
- The Red Bulls scored the only goal of the match on a corner kick taken at the 27th minute by Red Bulls midfielder Joel Lindpere. Chivas USA defender Darío Delgado cleared the ball through the middle but Stammler blasted a left-footed shot from outside the box to beat Dan Kennedy, who couldn’t do anything to stop the lower left hand corner shot.
- Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy reappeared for the Red-and-White since April 2, 2010 (vs. LA Galaxy) after recuperating from a left hip strain injury. Goalkeeper Zach Thornton was suspended for tonight’s game after getting a red card during the last game against D.C. United.
- Alex Zotinca played his first match with Chivas USA after singing last Friday with the Red-and-White. Zotinca played his last Chivas USA match against Real Salt Lake on November 8, 2008 at the Home Depot Center during the 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs.
- The team will travel on Sunday morning to Los Angeles for a three-week MLS break due to the World Cup. Chivas USA will attempt to stop a five game losing streak when it faces FC Dallas on Saturday, June 26, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Before that, the Red-and-White will play the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, June 12, in the inaugural Sacramento Cup at Raley Field in West Sacramento. Kickoff for the match is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.
- Chivas USA Head Coach Martín Vásquez, on tonight’s match: “[I’m] disappointed, it was a very important game for us, that would enable us to stop our losing streak. In my opinion we had a good game plan. We gave away a goal we kept on trying but New York’s back line was solid and we couldn’t get the ball in. [I’m] very disappointed with the result.” More audio quotes from Vásquez, Blavir Gavin, as well as Justin Braun and Maykel Galindo are available on Dentro del Rebaño (‘Inside the Flock’), the official blog of Chivas USA.
- Next home game: Chivas USA will next return to The Home Depot Center on June 26 at 7:30 p.m. PT when the team hosts FC Dallas. For more information on the game, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.
New York Red Bulls 1, CD Chivas USA 0
June 5, 2010 – Red Bull Arena; Harrison, NJ
NY: Seth Stammler 2 (unassisted) 27’
CHV: Dario Delgado (caution) 73’
NY: Osael Romero (caution) 74’
New York Red Bulls (7-5-0, 21 pts.) – Bouna Coundoul (GK), Danleigh Borman, Tim Ream, Carlos Mendes, Chris Albright, Tony Tchani, Joel Lindpere, Seth Stammler, Sinisa Ubiparipovic (Roy Miller 12’), John Wolyniec (Salou Ibrahim 66’), Juan Pablo Angel (Mike Petke 89’)
Substitutes Not Used: Greg Sutton (GK), Jeremy Hall, Luke Sassano, Conor Chinn
CD Chivas USA (3-8-1, 10 pts.) –Dan Kennedy (GK), Mariano Trujillo, Michael Umana, Dario Delagdo, Alex Zotinca (Carlos Borja 46’), Marcelo Saragosa (Osael Romero 63’), Blair Gavin, Ben Zemanski, Michael Lahoud (Chukwudi Chijindu 75’), Maykel Galindo, Justin Braun
Substitutes Not Used: Kevin Guppy (GK), Gerson Mayen, Jose Macotelo, Jesus Padilla
Referee: Terry Vaughn
Referee’s Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Corey Rockwell
4th Referee: Landis Wiley