Reserve match: Chivas USA falls 4-3 to Seattle Sounders FC

The Red-and-White fall short 4-3 in second reserves match of the season

Reserves: Chivas v Seattle

Photo Credit: 
Richard Navarrette

CARSON, Calif.  (Monday, April 23, 2012) –Chivas USA fell 4-3 to Seattle Sounders today in a Reserves League match held in The Home Depot Center’s Track Field. The Red-and-White Reserves now hold a record of 1-1-0.

The first goal of the match came in the ninth minute when midfielder Blair Gavin from the center of the pitch would service to the left where Courtois received, controlled and took his shot for the first goal. Three minutes later, Cordell Cato scored the equalizer off a cross from defender Roger Levesque in the 12th minute.

Seattle would jump ahead in the score after midfielder Michael Seamon attacking from the right side of the pitch cross into the six yard box where forward Sammy Ochoa found it and beat Tim Melia in the 31st minute.

The equalizer for the Red-and-White would come off a penalty kick called by referee Daniel Radford after a foul on Angel. Angel took the shot, and scored the equalizer for the Goats in the 39th minute for the 2-2 halftime score.

In the second half Chivas USA turned the score on the Sounders when forward Casey Townsend, assisted by Angel in the 59th minute, shot and beat Meredith for the 3-2 in favor of the home team. Three minutes later, Servando Carrasco scored off a pass from Rose, setting the score at 3-3.

The game clincher for Seattle would come in the 70th minute as defender Andrew Duran assisted Ochoa for his second score of the match and the final 4-3 in favor of the visiting team.

The Rojiblancos next reserves match will take place on May 14th at 11:00 am (PT) against San Jose Earthquakes at the Nutrilite Training Facility in San Jose, California. Follow us on Twitter @cdchivasusa and

Chivas USA (1-1-0) vs. Seattle Sounders (1-2-1)

April 23, 2012 – Home Depot Center – Track Field

Scoring Summary:
CHV – Laurent Courtois 1 (Blair Gavin 3) 9

SEA – Cordell Cato 1 (Roger Levesque 1) 12

SEA – Sammy Ochoa 1 (Michael Seamon 1) 31

CHV – Juan Pablo Angel 1 (unassisted) 39

CHV – Casey Townsend 1 (Juan Pablo Angel 1) 59

SEA – Andy Rose 1 (Servando Carrasco 1) 62

SEA – Sammy Ochoa 2 (Andrew Duran 1) 70


Chivas USA – Tim Melia, Carlos Torres (Mario Ledesma 35), Scott Gordon, John Valencia, Jorge Villafaña (Gerardo Torres 67), Marky Delgado, Blair Gavin (Erick Gonzalez 65), Laurent Courtois, Casey Townsend, Cesar Romero, Juan Pablo Angel (Victor Chavez 63)

Subs not used: Patrick McLain, Jorge Marquez, Javier Mena

Seattle Sounders – Bryan Meredith, Roger Levesque, Andrew Duran, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Marc Burch, Michael Seamon, Servando Carrasco, Andy Rose, David Estrada (Alex Caskey 58), Cordell Cato, Sammy Ochoa (Sean Morris 90)

Subs not used: Steve Spangler, Jonathan Prieto, Armando Ochoa.

Misconduct Summary: 

SEA – Servando Carrasco (caution, foul) 10

CHV – Cesar Romero (caution, foul) 45

SEA – Roger Levesque (caution, foul) 67

CHV – Gerardo Torres (caution, foul) 90+

Referee: Daniel Radford
Referee's Assistants: Steve Elliot, Bernhard Hosu
4th Official: Jose Pacheco

Time of Game: 1:50
Weather: Cloudy, 62 degrees