Notes vs. Revolution

Gordon's two assists fuel Red-and-White / Gordon brilla en triunfo Rojiblanco

September 10 vs. New England Revolution Braun tackle

Photo Credit: 
Juan Miranda/Chivas USA

Chivas USA used a strong
first half to capture a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution on Friday night
at The Home Depot Center. Recently acquired forward Alan Gordon was the star
for the Red-and-White, with two excellent passes to earn assists on both goals.

  • Forward Justin Braun
    scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season in just the 6th minute
    of the match, flicking a low shot from a tight angle over a charging Matt Reis
    and into the Revolution goal. Gordon had played a through ball from 25 yards
    out, finding Braun running through the Revolution defense.
  • Chivas USA struck again in
    the 36th minute, this time with midfielder Paulo Nagamura scoring
    his first goal of the season. Michael Lahoud played a ball into the box and
    Gordon knocked the ball down directly at the feet of Nagamura, who blasted a
    shot from 20 yards. Reis was able to get a hand on the ball but couldn’t
    keep it out of the net.
  • In the second half, Chivas
    USA maintained possession and goalkeeper Zach Thornton was forced to make just
    three saves in the game as he earned his fifth shutout of the season. Thornton
    moves into sole possession of second place on Major League Soccer’s
    all-time shutout list, with 75 clean sheets in his career.
  • With the win, the
    Red-and-White improve to 7-12-4 (W-L-T) on the season, good for 25 points. The
    team moves out of last place in the Western Conference for the first time since
    May 15, and the team sets its sights on the San Jose Earthquakes, who have 32
    points and are currently occupying the final playoff position.
  • Braun’s goal was the
    16th of his Chivas USA career, moving him ahead of Sacha Kljestan on
    the team’s all-time scoring list. Braun is in third on the chart, two
    goals behind Maykel Galindo and 14 behind Ante Razov.
  • Chivas
    USA Head Coach Martín Vásquez, on tonight’s match: “Offensively,
    defensively, I thought everybody was solid, and it’s a good win for us.
    It comes at a very good moment, a very good time.” Full quotes from
    Vasquez, as well as Sal Zizzo, Justin Braun, Alan Gordon, and Rodolfo Espinoza
    can be found on Dentro del Rebaño,
    the official blog of Chivas USA.
  • The Red-and-White will
    have Saturday and Sunday off before returning to training on Monday morning at
    The Home Depot Center at 10:00 a.m. PT. Chivas USA will then travel to San
    Diego on Tuesday for the match against Chivas de Guadalajara.
  • Next home game:
    Chivas USA continues a busy week, facing Chivas de Guadalajara in an exhibition
    at PETCO Park in San Diego on Tuesday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m., and finishing
    against the Kansas City Wizards on Sunday, September 19 at 5:00 p.m. at The
    Home Depot Center. For more information, or for tickets to any Chivas USA
    match, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com/chivaclasico.  

Chivas
USA 2:0 New England Revolution

September
10, 2010 – The Home Depot Center

Scoring
Summary:

CHV
– Justin Braun 9 (Alan Gordon 1) 6

CHV
– Paulo Nagamura 1 (Alan Gordon 2, Michael Lahoud 3) 36

Chivas
USA

– Zach Thornton, Ante Jazic, Darío Delgado, Michael Umaña, Mariano
Trujillo, Michael Lahoud, Ben Zemanski, Paulo Nagamura (Marcelo Saragosa 88), 
Rodolfo Espinoza , Alan Gordon (Sal Zizzo 68), Justin Braun (Giancarlo
Maldonado 80)

Substitutes
not used: Kevin Guppy, Yamith Cuesta, Jorge Flores, Jesús Padilla

New
England Revolution

Matt Reis, Kevin Alston, Darrius Barnes, Cory Gibbs, Emmanuel Osei (Sainey
Nyassi 46), Kheli Dube (Khano Smith 46), Shalrie Joseph, Pat Phelan, Chris
Tierney, Zack Schilawski (Kenny Mansally 62), Ilija Stolica

Substitutes
not used: Bobby Shuttleworth, Nico Colaluca, Roberto Linck, Seth Sinovic

Chivas USA

New England Revolution 

total shots:

11

(Alan Gordon 3)

7

(Pat Phelan 2)

shots on goal:

5

(Paulo Nagamura 2, Justin Braun 2)

3

(3 tied with 1)

fouls:

15

(Justin Braun 3, Alan Gordon 3)

6

(Kenny Mansally 2)

offsides:

3

(Justin Braun 2)

2

(Ilija Stolica 2)

corner kicks:

4

(Rodolfo Espinoza 4)

2

(Kevin Alston 1, Chris Tierney 1)

saves:

3

(Zach Thornton 3)

3

 (Matt Reis 3)

Misconduct
Summary:

CHV
– Michael Umaña (caution; Persistent Infringement) 86

Referee:
Abbey Okulaja

Referee's
Assistants: Fabio Tovar, Ian Anderson

4th
Official:  Alejandro Mariscal

Attendance:
10,783

Temperature:
Clear, 64 degrees.

All
statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial