Chivas USA fell 1-0 in Toronto on Wednesday night at BMO Field but remains in first place in the Western Conference with a record of 4-1-1, with 13 points in 6 games. Tonight’s loss in front of 19,915 fans ended the Red-and-White’s undefeated streak of five games so far in the season.
Toronto midfielder and former Chivas USA player Amado Guevara scored the only game of the match at the 36th minute of play when he took advantage of a loose ball in the penalty area and beat goalkeeper Zach Thornton.
Tonight was the first time Toronto got a positive result against Chivas USA since the Red-and-White had won all four previous meetings between the clubs.
Chivas USA returns tomorrow to Los Angeles and will train Friday morning ahead of Saturday’s home match against FC Dallas. Saturday’s match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center. Tickets can be purchased at cdchivasusa.com or by calling 1-877-CHIVAS-1.
The Red-and-White is still perfect in 2009 at The Home Depot Center having won its previous three home matches against Colorado Rapids (2-1), Columbus Crew (2-1) and Seattle Sounders (2-0).
Chivas USA has not yet kept the same starting lineup for any of the six games thus far this season.
Chivas USA Head Coach Preki, on tonight’s match: “It was a tough game. Different and difficult conditions, bouncy, windy. We fought but at the end we came short. I thought that they might have been a little bit luckier than us and may be slightly better than us and they got three points…I think we were a little soft on the play (the goal). They got a lucky bounce. We should’ve done better”. (For a full quote sheet, please visit cdchivasusa.com.)
Chivas USA’s game against FC Dallas will be broadcast live in Southern California on KAZA Azteca 54 and W Radio 690 AM , and will be tape-delayed at 9:00 p.m. on Prime Ticket. Kids Get in Free for Saturday’s match; with the purchase of each adult ticket (8 maximum), one child aged 16 and under gets in free. Also, the first 10,000 fans through the gates will receive a limited-edition Chivas USA poster. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.
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