FINAL: CHIVAS USA 0, LA GALAXY 1

Chivas USA
0- 1
LA Galaxy
SUNDAY, JUN 23 8:00PM PDT StubHub Center
MATCH NEWS

RECAP: Chivas USA 0, LA Galaxy 1
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Gyasi Zardes scores the game's only goal late in the first half

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BOX SCORE

LA Galaxy 1, Chivas USA 0
Sunday, June 23, 2013
StubHub Center – Carson, Calif.

Scoring Summary:
LA – Gyasi Zardes 2 (Landon Donovan 4) 44’

Misconduct Summary:
CHV – Walter Vilchez (Yellow Card) 82’
LA – Tdd Dunivant (Yellow Card) 90’

Lineups:
LA Galaxy: Carlo Cudicini; Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez, A.J. DeLaGarza, Todd Dunivant; Landon Donovan, Marcelo Sarvas, Juninho, Robbie Rogers (Pablo Mastroeni 75’); Robbie Keane©, Gyasi Zardes (Hector Jimenez 87’).

Subs Not Used: Brian Rowe, Tommy Meyer, Greg Cochrane, Michael Stephens, Jack McBean.

Chivas USA: Dan Kennedy©; Carlos Borja, Mario de Luna, Walter Vilchez, Josue Soto; Oswaldo Minda (Jorge Villafana 41’), Tristan Bowen, Carlos Alvarez, Jose Manuel Rivera (Laurent Courtois 60’), Gabriel Farfan; Jose Correa (Marky Delgado 46’).

Subs Not Used: Patrick McLain, Bobby Burling, Joaquin Velazquez, Marvin Iraheta.

Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Referee’s Assistants: Frank Anderson and Mike Rottersman
4th Official: Juan Guzman

Attendance: 14,575

Notes:

  • With the win, the Galaxy are now 7-6-3 on the season for 24 points. They are now alone in fourth place in the Western Conference, two points ahead of fifth place Vancouver and three points ahead of Seattle.
  • The Galaxy are now 1-0-1 in the SuperClasico this season, meaning that a Galaxy win, or tie in the final meeting of the year between the two sides on October 6 would give LA their eighth SuperClasico title in the nine years that the two sides have played one another.
  • The win snapped LA’s four-game winless streak in all competitions and was LA’s first win since a 4-0 victory over Seattle on May 26.
  • Bruce Arena made two changes to the team that drew 0-0 at home against Portland on Wednesday night with Omar Gonzalez and Marcelo Sarvas each coming back into the starting lineup. They replaced Tommy Meyer and Rafael Garcia.
  • Michael Stephens was back in the 18-man squad after missing Wednesday’s game with a right ankle sprain.
  • Brian Perk missed his second straight game after suffering a concussion in a Reserve League game on June 15.
  • The Galaxy were also without Oscar Sorto and Jose Villarreal, who are in Turkey with the U.S. Under-20 National Team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
  • This was the 21st straight game in all competitions this season that the Galaxy have made at least one change to their lineup.
  • Robbie Rogers appeared to have given the Galaxy a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute, but Robbie Keane was adjudged to have been offside on the shot, keeping the score 0-0.
  • Gyasi Zardes gave the Galaxy a lead in the 44th minute, heading a Landon Donovan freekick off the post and past Dan Kennedy to make the score 1-0.
  • The goal, which came less than 10 minutes after Zardes had hit the post with a shot, was his second of the season and his first for the club at home.
  • Zardes hit the post again early in the first half, going close with a header from close range.
  • Landon Donovan now has four assists on the season, leaving him tied with Robbie Keane and Marcelo Sarvas for the team lead.
  • The Galaxy are now 7-0-2 in MLS play this year when scoring first, compared to 0-6-0 when conceding the first goal.
  • LA are now 5-1-2 this season at StubHub Center (formerly The Home Depot Center) with the team keeping six clean sheets in those eight games and allowing just two goals.
  • Carlo Cudicini made one save for his sixth shutout of the season, all of which have cone at StubHub Center. He and the Galaxy have not conceded a goal in the last 304 minutes of action in Carson, dating back to May 5 against Houston.
  • Todd Dunivant was the only Galaxy player to be booked in the game, being shown a 90th minute yellow card after a foul on Laurent Courtois. Dunivant now has two bookings on the season, leaving him one shy of tying his career-high.
  • This is the second time this year that the Galaxy have kept two consecutive clean sheets, with the others coming on April 20 against Sporting Kansas City and April 27 away to Real Salt Lake with the Galaxy winning 2-0 in each game.
  • Gyasi Zardes finished with a game-high eight shots. That total was two more than Chivas USA had on the night and exactly half of LA’s total.
  • Additionally, Zardes had three shots on goal – no other Galaxy player had a shot on goal during the game.
  • Pablo Mastroeni came on for Robbie Rogers in the 75th minute, making the longest appearance of his Galaxy career.
  • After Chivas USA committed 22 fouls in the first leg of the SuperClasico, the Galaxy and Chivas UAS combined for just 21 fouls on Sunday night.
  • The Galaxy will be back in action next weekend when they travel north to the Bay Area for the first of three meetings with the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, June 29. That game, which will be played at Stanford Stadium, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and will be shown live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes.