Notes vs. Union July 3

1-1 tie, The Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif., 7/3/10

July 3 vs. Philadelphia Union 9 Long Beach Band of the Game

Photo Credit: 
Nicole Gatbunton/Chivas USA

Chivas USA earned a draw in the first ever meeting with Philadelphia Union, as rookie midfielder Blair Gavin scored his second goal of the season to tie the game in the 42nd minute. The tie broke a six-game losing streak for the Red-and-White as the team starts a busy week with road matches at Houston and Kansas City.

  • The Philadelphia Union scored the first goal of the game in the 21st minute when Sebastian Le Toux and Roger Torres played the ball into the box, where Danny Mwanga finished past Zach Thornton. It was the rookie’s fifth goal of the year, and the sixth assist for Le Toux.


  • After the goal, the Red-and-White dominated possession and earned many good chances, twice struck the post with shots. The team finally broke through just before the half, as Blair Gavin took a clearance and struck a low shot from 20 yards that found its way just inside the post.


  • Chivas USA had a total of 12 shots in the first half, and finished with a 14-8 edge over the Union in the category. The Red-and-White also had seven corners to none for Philadelphia, though the match calmed down in the second half with neither team having more of the ball.


  • Jonathan Bornstein made his return to the lineup for Chivas USA after his time with the United States National Team at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, starting at left midfield and playing 85 minutes. He had several chances, including a header that went just over the bar in the 27th minute.


  • Chivas USA Head Coach Martín Vásquez, on tonight’s match: “Our goal was to win tonight, of course, and to turn this around. We were unlucky a couple of times. I’m happy and pleased with the effort, but I’m disappointed with the result.” Post game video from Vásquez, as well as Blair Gavin and Michael Umaña, are available on Dentro del Rebaño (‘Inside the Flock’), the official blog of Chivas USA.


  • Chivas USA travels on Sunday to Houston, Tex., where it will play the Dynamo in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match on Tuesday night at Robertson Stadium. The Red-and-White earned a 1-0 win over the Austin Aztex (USSF-2) last Tuesday in Fullerton, and will be looking for a berth in the tournament’s semifinals with a win.


  • Following the match in Houston, Chivas returns to Los Angeles on Wednesday, and will train on Thursday at The Home Depot Center. On Friday, the team departs for Kansas City, and will play the Wizards on Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. PT, a match which will be broadcast on KDOC, KWHY, and W Radio 690 AM.


  • Next home game: Following road matches at Houston (U.S. Open Cup) and Kansas City (MLS Regular Season), Chivas USA returns to The Home Depot Center on Thursday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. PT in the team’s 2010 SuperLiga debut against Puebla F.C. of the Mexican First Division. The match could be the debut for midfielder Paulo Nagamura, who will be eligible for the team when the transfer window opens on July 15. For more information, or tickets to the match, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit  


Chivas USA (3-9-2) 1:1 Philadelphia Union (3-7-2)

July 3, 2010 – The Home Depot Center


Scoring Summary:

PHI--Mwanga 5 (Le Toux 6, Torres 4) 21

CHV--Gavin 2 (unassisted) 42


Chivas USA – Zach Thornton, Mariano Trujillo, Ante Jazic, Michael Umaña, Dario Delgado, Osael Romero (Ben Zemanski 71), Jonathan Bornstein (Gerson Mayén 85), Michael Lahoud, Blair Gavin, Justin Braun, Jesús Padilla (Chukwudi Chijindu 77).


Substitutes not used: Dan Kennedy, Carlos Borja, Marcelo Saragosa, Yamith Cuesta


Philadelphia Union – Chris Seitz, Shea Salinas (Andrew Jacobson 63), Jordan Harvey, Danny Califf, Cristian Arrieta, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Stefani Miglioranzi, Fred (Amobi Okugo 85), Roger Torres (Jack McInerney 46+), Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga.


Substitutes not used: Brad Knighton, Alejandro Moreno, Nick Zimmerman, Toni Stahl



Chivas USA

Philadelphia Union

total shots:


(Jesús Padilla 5)


(Sebastian Le Toux 4)

shots on goal:


(Jesús Padilla 2)


(3 tied with 1)



(Justin Braun 3)


(4 tied with 2)



(Jesús Padilla 3)


(Sebastian Le Toux 3)

corner kicks:


(Mariano Trujillo 5)




(Zach Thornton 2)


 (Chris Seitz 3)


Misconduct Summary:
CHV – Mariano Trujillo (caution, Dissent) 27
CHV – Justin Braun (caution, Tactical Foul) 31
PHI – Roger Torres (caution, Reckless Tackle) 38
PHI – Michael Orozco Fiscal (caution, Reckless Tackle) 57
CHV – Ante Jazic (caution, Reckless Tackle) 82

Referee: Edvin Jurisevic

Referee's Assistants: Paul Scott, Peter Manikowski

4th Official: Ricardo Salazar.

Attendance: 14,479.

Temperature: 72 and Clear.


All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial