Sunday, June 15

Chivas falls at home

At The Home Depot Center, Chivas USA fell 1-0 Saturday night to Real Salt Lake, extending its losing streak to two games. Robbie Findley scored the lone goal for the visitors in the 34th minute.
Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy (Yorba Linda, Calif.) – originally drafted by Chivas USA in the 2005 Supplemental Draft – earned his first MLS start after being acquired in April from Chilean side Municipal Iquique.
Chivas USA Head Coach Preki went with the same back four that has played the previous four games for Chivas USA, with Francisco Mendoza, Bobby Burling, Jim Curtin and Carey Talley.
Defender Jonathan Bornstein (Los Alamitos, Calif.) saw his first action since spraining his left knee LCL in training on May 9. Bornstein started the match, playing 90 minutes.
Midfielder Raphaël Wicky saw his first action since Chivas USA’s match ‘at’ LA Galaxy on 4/26, coming on at the beginning of the second half, playing 45 minutes.
Chivas USA Head Coach Preki, on Saturday's match: “It was a tough evening for us. I didn’t think we were particularly sharp in the first half. Actually, quite a few guys that weren’t sharp, and I didn’t feel like the commitment was good from the get-go. We made one or two mistakes and we paid for it. After that it was an uphill battle. In the second half we made a couple of changes, we pushed the tempo, and we created quite a few opportunities.”
Chivas USA’s next opponent, the Chicago Fire, arrives in Southern California on Sunday, June 15 ahead of Thursday’s nationally televised match at The Home Depot Center.
Chivas USA faces off against Cuauhtémoc Blanco and the Fire this Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Home Depot Center.
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