Notes vs. Seattle (August 14)

Red-and-White earn point in tough match / Los Rojiblancos empatan en duro duelo ante Seattle

August 14 vs. Seattle Sounders Alan Gordon

Photo Credit: 
Juan Miranda/Chivas USA

Chivas USA posted a 0-0
tie against the Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday night at The Home Depot Center,
picking up a point as goalkeeper Zach Thornton earned the shutout for the
Red-and-White. Since Seattle joined MLS last season, Chivas USA has not
conceded a goal in four meetings between the club.

  • In a match that featured
    few chances for either team, Thornton was the star, making a stunning save on a
    great strike from Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso in the 88th minute. Chivas
    USA had several chances throughout the game but could not beat Kasey Keller in
    the Seattle net, while Sounders midfielder Sanna Nyassi hit the post with a
    header in the 61st minute.
  • A small scuffle at the end
    of the match earned a red card for players on both teams, after what had
    generally been a clean match. Chivas USA’s Mariano Trujillo and
    Seattle’s Leo Gonzalez both got ejected and will miss their teams’
    next match.
  • Defender Jonathan Bornstein
    entered the match in the 30th minute for Ante Jazic, who was suffering from
    flulike symptoms. In doing so, Bornstein played in his 114th career game with
    Chivas USA, tying Sacha Kljestan for first place in the all-time leaders in the
  • Forward Alan Gordon made
    his debut for Chivas USA after arriving at the club in a trade with the LA
    Galaxy, starting at forward and playing 79 minutes before being subbed out.
    Gordon had two shots, one on goal, in his first match with the Red-and-White.
  • The tie moved Chivas
    USA’s record to 5-10-4 on the season (19 points), and the team now looks
    to a match at FC Dallas next Saturday as the hunt for a spot in the playoffs
    continues. Dallas earned a 3-1 victory at D.C. United on Saturday and will face
    the Red-and-White for the second time this season, having won 2-1 at The Home
    Depot Center on June 26.
  • Chivas
    USA Head Coach Martín Vásquez, on tonight’s match:
    “I’m not happy with the result because we need the points. 
    Playing at home, overall, I thought we played a solid game, we defended very
    well and I think that in the second half our play was better than the first
    half. We were able to get good rhythm and had some chances but in the end we
    were not able to get a result.” Post-game reactions from Vásquez, as well
    as Zach Thornton and Giancarlo Maldonado, are available on Dentro del Rebaño, the official blog
    of Chivas USA.
  • The
    Red-and-White will take Sunday and Monday off before returning to training on
    Tuesday at The Home Depot Center. The team will travel on Thursday ahead of
    Saturday’s match against FC Dallas, which will kick off at 5:30 p.m. PT
    and will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports en Español, and W
    Radio 690 AM.
  • Next home game:
    Following the match in Dallas, Chivas USA takes on D.C. United on Sunday,
    August 29 at 7:00 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center. For more information, or
    tickets to the match, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit  


USA (5-10-4) 0:0 Seattle Sounders FC (8-8-5)

14, 2010 – The Home Depot Center




– Zach Thornton, Ante Jazic (Jonathan Bornstein 30), Darío Delgado,
Michael Umaña, Mariano Trujillo, Rodolfo Espinoza, Michael Lahoud, Paulo
Nagamura, Osael Romero (Giancarlo Maldonado 46), Justin Braun, Alan Gordon
(Jesús Padilla 79)

not used: Kevin Guppy, Carlos Borja, Marcelo Saragosa, Ben Zemanski

Sounders FC

– Kasey Keller, Leo Gonzalez, Patrick Ianni, Jeff Parke, James Riley,
Osvaldo Alonso, Alvaro Fernandez (Miguel Montano 67), Sanna Nyassi (Roger
Levesque 82), Nathan Sturgis, Fredy Montero (Nate Jaqua 86), Blaise Nkufo

not used: Terry Boss, Tyrone Marshall, Zach Scott, Mike Seamon

Chivas USA

Seattle Sounders FC

total shots:


(3 tied with 2)


(Fredy Montero 4)

shots on goal:


(3 tied with 1)


(Fredy Montero 2)



(Michael Lahoud 2)


(3 tied with 2)



(Justin Braun 3)


(4 tied with 1)

corner kicks:


(Rodolfo Espinoza 2, Osael Romero 2)


(Nathan Sturgis 5)



(Zach Thornton 4)


 (Kasey Keller 3)


– Jeff Parke (caution, Reckless Foul) 89
CHV – Mariano Trujillo (ejection, Violent  Conduct) 93+
CLB – Leo Gonzalez (ejection, Violent Conduct) 93+

Referee: Alex Prus

Assistants: George Gansner, Brian Poeschel

Official:  Ricardo Salazar


Clear and 66 degrees.

statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial