Bornstein's Presence May Have Helped
Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein played well enough for the Red-And-White in the first half of the season and for the United States during the World Cup to be selected to play for the MLS All-Star team in their game in Houston against Manchester United. Unfortunately, however, Bornstein could not play because he suffered a knee injury in the SuperLiga match against the Houston Dynamo on July 18.
The MLS All-Stars certainly could have used Bornstein. They struggled to stop the Red Devils, losing 5-2 in front of a crowd of 70,728. There were as many scores in Wednesday’s goal-fest as in the last two MLS All-Star games combined.
Manchester United did not waste any time getting on the board. Striker Federico Macheda scored in the first minute. He scored again on Los Angeles Galaxy goalie Donavan Ricketts in the twelfth minute. After that, the MLS All-Stars held the Red Devils scoreless for the next 57 minutes, but then allowed two goals in the span of three minutes, to Darron Gibson and Tom Cleverley. Javier “Chicharito” Hernández scored Manchester United’s final goal in the 83rd minute.
Brian Ching of the Houston Dynamo and Dwayne De Rosario of Toronto FC, who the Goats play on the road on August 7, each scored goals for the MLS All-Star team.
Chivas USA’s next home game is Saturday against the Columbus Crew. Chad Marshall and Guillermo Barros Schelotto represented the Crew in the MLS All-Star Game and are expected to be with the team on Saturday.