Sunday, March 1

Chivas USA vs. Ventura County Fusion: SECOND HALF UPDATES

We're underway here in the second half - we'll keep giving updates throughout!

46' - Several subs for Chivas USA. Checking into the match are Mariano Trujillo, Shavar Thomas, Cesar Zamora, Gerson Mayen, Diego Scotti, and Justin Braun. Leaving the match are Jonathan Bornstein, Jim Curtin, Mike Lahoud, Jesse Marsch, Paulo Nagamura, Eduardo Lillingston.

50' - Just getting to the Ventura subs now. Jordan King replaces Trevor Stiles in net for the Fusion, Manny Guzman enters for Bryan Byrne, and Nunez enters for Aghasyan.

52' - Not too many chances for either side so far in this half - with all the changes that the Red-and-White have made at the half, it's essentially a different team, still trying to get used to each other on the field.

57' - Justin Braun is doing a lot of work and looking dangerous for Chivas USA - Jordan King slides out at Braun's feet to make a save on a through ball.

60' - Cortez plays a through ball for Braun, but King comes out and fields Braun's cross before a Chivas USA player can get on the other end of the pass.

63' - Ventura almost gets on the board - a cross in by Nunez is blocked out by Shavar Thomas just past Dan Kennedy's near post.

64' - Braun is fouled about 23 yards from the goal, and now Mayen and Franks are standing over the ball. Mayen decides to take it, and it clears the wall but goes wide of the net.

66' - GOAL! 3-0 Chivas USA. Chris Cortez surprises everyone, including Jordan King in the Fusion net, with a 21 yard shot. He received the ball at the top of the box and turned quickly to shoot, and King looked like he never saw the shot.

69' - Steve Stagliano check into the match for Adam Smart. Chivas USA is still putting Ventura under pressure, with Franks playing a corner kick into the box that is cleared.

75' - Diego Scotti hits a shot from 25 yards that is saved by Jordan King. Chivas USA is holding possession and working the ball slowly up the field, passing around the back. Ian Etherington exits the game, and is replaced by Guergen.

77' - GOAL! 4-0 Chivas USA. Justin Braun finishes for the Red-and-White after a nice through ball by Jamie Franks sends the forward in alone. Braun took a couple touches past King and hit a left-footed shot into the empty net.

82' - Anthony Hamilton leaves the game and is replaced by Antonio Correa for the Fusion.

86' - The match is winding down as Ventura makes its last sub -Rafael Olivera in for Anton Peterlin.

90' - Kennedy called into rare action as he picks off a corner kick, then sends the punt down the other end of the field. Braun tries to get another chance and his shot deflects out for a corner, which could be the final play of the match.

90+ - Gerson Mayen takes the corner kick, and Scotti sends a shot over the net. The referee looks at his watch and calls the match.

FINAL SCORE: Chivas USA 4:0 Ventura County Fusion.

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