Tuesday, June 30

AUDIOS: Chivas USA falls 3-1 against the Charleston Battery in U.S. Open Cup/Chivas USA cae por 3-1 ante el Charleston Battery en la Copa Abierta

Listen to post-game audios from:

Midfielder Jesse Marsch
Midfielder Sasha Victorine
Head Coach Preki

Escuche las reacciones después del partido de:

Mediocampista Paulo Nagamura
Defensa Jorge Flores

Chivas USA fell 3-1 tonight to the Charleston Battery of the USL First Division in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina. The Red-and-White will return to Los Angeles tomorrow morning to prepare for the highly anticipated second Honda Super Clásico match of the season against the LA Galaxy on July 11 at The Home Depot Center.
The Red-and-White was looking to advance past the Third Round of the knockout tournament for the first time since 2005. Charleston is currently in second place in the USL First Division and advanced to the final of last year’s Open Cup, losing to D.C. United for the championship.
Forward Randi Patterson scored twice during the first half at the 9 and 45 minute, and was enough to give his team the victory. The first goal came on a rebound after a corner kick. Patterson received the ball and took a shot that beat Chivas USA goalkeeper Lance Parker. The second goal was scored just before the halftime whistle on a pass by Darren Spicer to Patterson, who shot before entering the box and scored his second goal of the night. Jesse Marsch had tied the game 1-1 at the 28th minute on a pass by Sasha Victorine.
Chivas USA goalkeeper Lance Parker made his second start of year with the Red-and-White after he played last Saturday in SuperLiga against San Luis. Defender Bobby Burling also reappeared with Chivas USA on his first game in 2009 after recuperating from a sports hernia surgery.
Chivas USA Head Coach Preki, on tonight’s match: “Overall, I thought we were the better team the whole game. They got lucky breaks… I thought we played really well… We made them chase the game…They just defended the second half and they didn’t want to play.”

Next league home game: Honda Super Clásico vs. the LA Galaxy on Saturday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.
PHOTO COURTESY: Charleston Battery