RESERVES: Chivas USA defeats San Jose Earthquakes
CARSON, Calif. (Friday, June 8, 2012) – Chivas USA Reserves took to the pitch this Friday afternoon at The Home Depot Center’s Field 4 to face the San Jose Earthquakes in a 3-1 victory as part of the MLS Reserves League. Paolo Cardozo opened up the scoring early on in the 7th minute, and would eventually close the team’s scoring in the 66th minute of the game. In between Cardozo’s brace, Miller Bolaños converted a penalty at the 64th minute to make it a 3-0 game, and San Jose’s midfielder Shea Salinas scored the final goal of the match in the 82nd minute.
· The Rojiblancos next reserves match will take place on June 18th at 11:00 am (PT) versus Portland Timbers at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
· Cesar Romero initiated the Red-and-White’s scoring sequence with a pass from the left wing to Paolo Cardozo, who received the ball just outside the center of the 18-yard box. The South American then finished off the play with a curled shot toward the right corner of the goal, which landed behind the net to make it a 1-0 game.
· Throughout the rest of the first half, both teams created several goal opportunities but none were capitalized. Rojiblancos’ forward Romero tried a long shot from outside the box that was blocked by Earthquakes’ goalkeeper Evan Newton in the 10th minute. Two minutes later, in a Romero-Cardozo play, Cardozo barely missed his second scoring chance. Romero again, in the 17th minute, received a pass from Cardozo, Romero struck the ball to San Jose’s goal but Newton deflected and killed the Red-and-White opportunity. Two minutes later, Marky Delgado dribbled against the visiting midfielder Ellis McLaughlin and crossed a half-elevated ball to Casey Townsend whose shot to goal was blocked by Newton to keep the 1-0 score.
· San Jose Earthquakes never stopped looking for the equalizer and created its own goal opportunities. Forward Sam Garza had the first one for the visiting team when he received a cross from teammate Jake Hustedt but Garza’s shot went above the Red-and-White’s crossbar in the 13th minute of the match. McLaughlin, in the 24th minute, attacking from the left, in a personal play, took a shot from outside the box but the ball went above Tim Melia’s door. Three minutes later, McLaughlin had another chance but his shot went straight to Melia’s hands. Seconds later the Earthquakes had their best goal opportunity of the first half when McLaughlin appeared from the right side and passed to Salinas who crossed and placed the ball inside the 6-yard box for forward Cesar Pizarro’s shot, but defender John Valencia was attentive and ended visiting team’s scoring chance.
· At the beginning of the second half, San Jose came out more aggressive in search of the equalizer, generating several goal opportunities and keeping possession of the ball, but the Goat’s second goal of the afternoon would come in the 64th minute by form of penalty. San Jose’s Brad Ring, who avoided a card during that sequence, committed the foul against Cardozo. Miller Bolaños was given the opportunity to convert the penalty and did so by placing the shot toward the right side of the goal to make it 2-0.
· San Jose Earthquakes responded through Garza, who received a cross and shot the ball but Chivas USA’s goalkeeper Patrick McLain, 2nd half sub, saved the home team.
· A few minutes later, Jorge Villafaña sent a cross into the box that was deflected by San Jose’s defensive line. The deflected ball landed in front of Cardozo who scored the final goal for Chivas USA to make it 3-0 by chipping it over Newton in the 66th minute.
· The final score of the game came in the 82nd minute from San Jose’s midfielder Salinas. Sam Garza perfectly delivered a pass to Salinas, who made a crushing power shot sending the ball home toward the left side of the goal, making it a 3-1 game.
· The Rojiblancos will resume MLS competition, looking to extend their unbeaten streak to five games when they host Real Salt Lake, Saturday, June 16th, 7:30 p.m. (PT) at The Home Depot Center. The match will broadcast on television, live on Prime Ticket in English, and KWHY Channel 22 in Spanish. For more information about the game please visitcdchivasusa.com. Follow us on Twitter @cdchivasusa and Facebook.com/chivasusa
Chivas USA (2-1-1) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (1-2-2)
June 8, 2012 – Home Depot Center – Field 4
CHV – Paolo Cardozo (Cesar Romero) 7
CHV – Miller Bolaños (unassisted) 64
CHV – Paolo Cardozo (unassisted) 66
SJ – Shea Salinas (Sam Garza) 82
Chivas USA – Tim Melia (Patrick McLain, 46), S. Morrison (Erick Gonzalez, 78), John Valencia, B. Burling, Marky Delgado, Ben Zemanski (Scott Gordon, 46), Jorge Villafaña, Miller Bolaños, Paolo Cardozo (T. Luzardi, 79), Cesar Romero, Casey Townsend (Ben Spencer, 81)
Subs not used: A. Dheming, Ryan Smith
San Jose Earthquakes Reserves – Evan Newton, Brad Ring, Alberto Navarro, Yousef Samy, Josh Suggs, Rafael Baca, Shea Salinas, Jake Hustedt (Roberto Mendoza, 87), Ellis McLaughlin (Angel Heredia, 66), Sam Garza, Cesar Diaz Pizarro
Subs not used: David Bingham, Raul Cardona, Brian Randall.
CHV – Cesar Romero (caution, foul) 30
Referee: Magic Berenjio
Referee's Assistants: Steve Elliot, Gordon Lukehart
4th Official: Shahin Torosian
Time of Game: 1:49
Weather: Clear, 73 degrees