Chivas USA Fall Short in 2-1 Home Loss to Seattle Sounders FC | Chivas USA cae 2-1 en casa ante Seattle Sounders FC

Red-and-White went up early on “Cubo” Torres’ league-leading sixth score

Erick Cubo Torres goal celebration Seattle

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CARSON, Calif. (Saturday, April 19, 2014) – Chivas USA fell at home, 2-1, to Seattle Sounders FC Saturday night at the StubHub Center. The Rojiblancos took the initial lead in the first half on striker Erick “Cubo” Torres’ league-leading sixth goal of the season. Seattle, however, responded with two unanswered goals by Lamar Neagle and Obafemi Martins to secure the road result while Chivas was forced to finish the final part of the conference showdown a man down.

The Red-and-White took the early advantage after midfielder Leandro Barrera was taken down by Osvaldo Alonso inside the left corner of the box in the fourth minute as he looked to get on the end of Marco Delgado’s threaded pass attempt. A minute later, Torres calmly placed his shot past Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei’s left.

Seattle evened the match in the 24th minute when Neagle was able to knock in his shot from inside the six-yard box after Clint Dempsey flicked a pass back after the ball came loose inside the box on the end of a free kick sent in from the right seam by Gonzalo Pineda.

Chivas managed to get into range in their attacking third and got off a pair of clean strikes from outside the box by Torres and Eric Avila in the 36th and 40th minute, respectively. Two minutes later, Mauro Rosales fired directly to goal on a free kick spotted about 20 yards out on the left seam. The shot was on frame to find the inside of the back post, but Frei batted the attempt away and two consecutive Red-and-White follow-up shots were then deflected inside the box to prevent the go-ahead tally.

In the final minute of the half, midfielder Carlos Alvarez played a chip to Rosales and set up the attacker on the right side of the box. Rosales then sent a low cross toward the edge of the six-yard box where Torres was making his cut, but Frei arrived in time to secure the threat and keep the match locked at one heading into halftime.

Delgado attempted to put the Goats back up in the 54th minute with a one-time volley after a Chivas corner kick was headed outside of the box by the visiting side, but the right-footed shot sailed over the crossbar.

Chivas USA were left with 10 men after Delgado was sent off with a straight red in the 73rd minute. The Sounders made the most of the disadvantage to claim the 2-1 lead in the 81st minute on Martins chip shot from inside the box assisted by Dempsey.

The Rojiblancos had a dangerous look at delivering the equalizer in the 87th minute when Luke Moore was slotted a pass as he made his run inside the box. The striker – who came on as a sub a minute earlier – was left in a one-on-one with Frei, but his shot deflected off the netminder, as the Red-and-White were unable to pull even in the 2-1 contest.

Chivas USA will close out their current four-game stretch against conference opponents when they travel to face the San Jose Earthquakes next Saturday at Buck Shaw Stadium. The match will mark the first leg of the three-match season series and can be heard live on ESPN Deportes Radio KWKW 1330 AM. For more information visit cdchivasusa.com and follow the club on Twitter and Facebook.

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Chivas USA 1-2 Seattle Sounders FC

Goal Summary

CHV – Torres 5 (PK) 5’

SEA – Neagle 2 (Demsey2, Marshall 1) 24’

SEA – Martins 2 (Dempsey 3) 81’

Misconduct Summary 

CHV – Barrera (Yellow, Foul) 28’

SEA – Gonzalez (Yellow, Foul) 31’

CHV – Alvarez (Yellow, Foul) 71’

CHV – Delgado (Red, Serious Foul) 73’

CHV – Toia (Yellow, Foul) 90+3’

Lineups

Chivas USA

Kennedy, Avila, Burling, Bocanegra (C), Jean-Baptiste (Toia 45’), Rosales (Moore 86’), Delgado, Alvarez, Pelletieri, Barrera, Torres (Bautista 79’)

HC – Wilmer Cabrera 

Unused subs: Melia, Nwiloh, Minda, Tyrpak

Sounders FC

Frei, Yedlin, Traore, Marshall, Gonzalez (Remick 90+2’), Neagle, Alonso, Pineda, Pappa (Evans 67’), Dempsey, Martins (Barrett 90+1’)

HC – Sigi Schmid

Unused subs: Hahnemann, Scott, Cooper, Azira

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CARSON, Calif. (Sábado, 19 de abril, 2014) – Chivas USA cayó por 2-1 ante Seattle Sounders FC el sábado por la noche en el StubHub Center a pesar de que los Rojiblancos se adelantaron en el marcador con el sexto gol de la temporada de Erick ‘Cubo’ Torres. Seattle respondió con dos goles de Lamar Neagle y Obafemi Martins para asegurarse los tres puntos de visitante en un encuentro en  el que las Chivas se vieron obligadas a terminar con un hombre menos.

El gol de los Rojiblancos llegó después de que el mediocampista Leandro Barrera saliera derribado por Osvaldo Alonso dentro de la esquina izquierda del área en el minuto cuatro cuando intentaba detener un pase profundo de Marco Delgado. Un minuto después, Torres sobrepasó al arquero de Seattle Stefan Frei por la izquierda.

Seattle empató el encuentro en el minuto 24 cuando Neagle concluyó un disparo dentro del área chica después de que el balón de Clint Dempsey se quedara muerto dentro de la misma en una jugada a balón parado que puso Gonzalo Pineda.

Chivas logró entrar al ataque con un par de tiros a puerta de Torres y Eric Avila en el minute 36 y 40, respectivamente. Dos minutos después, Mauro Rosales disparó a portería en un tiro directo a 20 yardas, pero Frei salió fuerte para despejar el disparo. Los Rojiblancos buscaron el rebote, pero Seattle logró prevenir los dos tiros.

En el minuto final de la primera parte, el mediocampista Carlos Alvarez le puso un balón a Rosales por la banda derecha, que el mediocampista colocó al área chica donde se encontraba Torres. Sin embargo, Frei salió una vez más para detener el peligro e irse al descanso con el empate a uno.

Delgado intentó adelantar a las Chivas en el minuto 54 con una volea en un saque de esquina, pero el disparo se fue por encima del travesaño.

Chivas USA se quedó con 10 hombres en el minuto 73, después de que Delgado recibiera una roja directa. Los Sounders supieron aprovechar la desventaja de las Chivas y en el minuto 81 lograron que Martins marcara el 2-1 en una asistencia de Dempsey.

Los Rojiblancos tuvieron la oportunidad de empatar el encuentro en el minuto 87 cuando Luke Moore recibió un pase dentro del área. En un uno contra uno con Frei, el arquero volvió a salvar a su equipo, haciendo que el Rebaño cerrara el encuentro con el 2-1 en contra.

Chivas USA cerrará sus cuatro partidos ante rivales de conferencia cuando se enfrenten a San Jose Earthquakes el próximo sábado en el Buck Shaw Stadium. El partido marcará el primero de tres enfrentamientos ante San Jose y podrá oírse en directo por ESPN Deportes Radio KWKW 1330 AM. Para más información, visita cdchivasusa.com y sigue al club en Twitter y Facebook.

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Chivas USA 1-2 Seattle Sounders FC

Resumen de goles

CHV – Torres 5 (Penal) 5’

SEA – Neagle 2 (Demsey2, Marshall 1) 24’

SEA – Martins 2 (Dempsey 3) 81’

Amonestaciones

CHV – Barrera (Amarilla, Falta) 28’

SEA – Gonzalez (Amarilla, Falta) 31’

CHV – Alvarez (Amarilla, Falta) 71’

CHV – Delgado (Red, Falta peligrosa) 73’

CHV – Toia (Amarilla, Falta) 90+3’

Alineaciones

Chivas USA

Kennedy, Avila, Burling, Bocanegra (C), Jean-Baptiste (Toia 45’), Rosales (Moore 86’), Delgado, Alvarez, Pelletieri, Barrera, Torres (Bautista 79’)

DT – Wilmer Cabrera 

Reservas sin usar: Melia, Nwiloh, Minda, Tyrpak

Sounders FC

Frei, Yedlin, Traore, Marshall, Gonzalez (Remick 90+2’), Neagle, Alonso, Pineda, Pappa (Evans 67’), Dempsey, Martins (Barrett 90+1’)

DT – Sigi Schmid

Reservas sin usar: Hahnemann, Scott, Cooper, Azira