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Galaxy makes easy work of Chivas USA
April 6th, 2014 5:43PM
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[MLS: Week 5] Just how much work Chivas USA still has ahead of it was evident as the LA Galaxy cruised to an easy 3-0 win -- its first victory of the season -- in their first Super Clasico of the season.

Week 5 Scoring: 31 goals/9 games (average: 3.44).
Season Scoring: 121 goals/43 games (average: 2.81).

Coming off a bye week, the Galaxy looked sharp and sliced apart Chivas USA's depleted defense for a victory that could have been much bigger. Robbie Keane had the first goal, and Stefan Ishizaki and Baggio Husidic both scored their first Galaxy goals since being brought over from Sweden in the offseason. Showing no ill effects from the knee problems that limited him to a half-hour stint against Mexico on Wednesday, Landon Donovan had assists on the second and third goals.

Welcome to MLS (U.S. Debuts):
A.J. Cochran
(sub: 11 minutes), HOU (16th draft pick, Wisconsin)
Nick Hagglund
(90 minutes), TOR (10th draft pick, Xavier)
Steve Neumann
(sub: 7 minutes), NE (4th draft pick, Georgetown)
Oscar Sorto
(sub: 16 minutes), LA (Homegrown signing, LA Galaxy academy, 2013)



The USA 20:
SUNDAY:
M Landon Donovan (90 minutes, 2 assists), LA Galaxy 3-0 at Chivas USA
D Omar Gonzalez (90 minutes), LA Galaxy, 3-0  at Chivas USA

SATURDAY:
M Kyle Beckerman
(90 minutes), Real Salt Lake, 0-0 at Sporting KC
D Matt Besler (90 minutes), Sporting KC, 0-0 vs. Real Salt Lake
D Tony Beltran (did not dress), Real Salt Lake, 0-0 at Sporting KC
M Michael Bradley (72 minutes, 1 goal), Toronto FC, 2-0 at Columbus
M Brad Davis (45 minutes, 1 assist), Houston, 1-4 vs. FC Dallas
F Clint Dempsey (90 minutes, 3 goals), Seattle, 3-3  at Portland
M Maurice Edu (90 minutes, 1 goal), Philadelphia 2-2 at Chicago
D Brad Evans (injured) Seattle, 3-3  at Portland
M Luis Gil (52 minutes), Real Salt Lake, 0-0 at Sporting KC
GK Bill Hamid (did not dress), D.C. United, 2-0 vs. New England
F Eddie Johnson (87 minutes), D.C. United, 2-0 vs. New England
GK Sean Johnson (90 minutes), Chicago, 2-2 vs. Philadelphia
D Michael Parkhurst (90 minutes), Columbus 0-2 vs. Toronto FC
GK Nick Rimando (did not dress), Real Salt Lake, 0-0 at Sporting KC
D DeAndre Yedlin (90 minutes), Seattle, 4-4  at Portland
M Graham Zusi (90 minutes), Sporting KC, 0-0 vs. Real Salt Lake
IDLE:
D Clarence Goodson (San Jose)
F Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)

MLS WEEK 5, Results:
Sunday, April 6
Chivas USA 0 LA Galaxy 3.
LA: Robbie Keane (Dan Gargan, Stefan Ishizaki) 37
LA: Stefan Ishizaki (Juninho, Landon Donovan) 42
LA: Baggio Husidic (Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane) 56
Att.: 15,008.

Saturday, April 5
Sporting KC 0 Real Salt Lake 0.
Att.: 19,838.

Houston 1 FC Dallas 4.
DAL: Michel 31
HOU: Ricardo Clark (Brad Davis) 41
DAL: Je-Vaughn Watson (Mauro Diaz) 61
DAL own goal 68
DAL: Je-Vaughn Watson (Mauro Diaz) 70
Red Card: David Horst 60.
Att.: 22,202.

Vancouver 1 Colorado 2.
VAN: Darren Mattocks (Kenny Miller) 67
COL: Jose Mari (Marc Burch) 79
COL: Jose Mari (Nathan Sturgis) 81
Red Card: Matias Laba 79.
Att.: 21,000.

D.C. United 2 New England 0.
DC: own goal 43
DC: Chris Rolfe (Fabian Espindola) 90+3
Att.: 10,526.

Chicago 2 Philadelphia 2.
CHI: Mike Magee (Quincy Amarikwa) 16
PHI: Maurice Edu 32
PHI: Leonardo Fernandes 39
CHI: Juan Luis Anangono (Mike Magee) 86
Att.: 12,699.




Columbus 0 Toronto FC 2.
TOR: Michael Bradley (Mark Bloom) 11
TOR: Issey Nakajima-Farran (Justin Morrow) 85
Att.: 12,045.



Montreal 2 New York 2.
MTL: Andres Romero (Felipe) 5
NY: Jonny Steele (Lloyd Sam, Kosuke Kimura) 31
NY: Peguy Luyindula (Jonny Steele) 34
MTL: Felipe (Justin Mapp) 60
Att. 24,071.

Portland 4 Seattle 4.
SEA: Kenny Cooper (Jalil Anibaba, Gonzalo Pineda) 3
POR: Diego Chara 9
POR: Diego Valeri (Michael Harrington) 14
SEA: Clint Dempsey (Obafemi Martins, Osvaldo Alonso) 24
POR: Diego Chara (Kalif Alhassan) 55
POR: Maximiliano Urruti 57
SEA: Clint Dempsey (Obafemi Martins, Lamar Neagle) 85
SEA: Clint Dempsey  pen. 87
Att.: 20,814.

MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
9 Columbus 3-1-0 7/4
9 Toronto FC 3-1-0 5/4
8 Sporting KC 2-1-2 5/4
6 Houston 2-2-0 7/6
6 Philadelphia 1-1-3 6/6
------------------------------------------------
4 D.C. United 1-2-1 4/6
4 New England 1-3-1 2/8
4 Chicago 0-1-4 8/9
4 New York 0-1-4 6/9
2 Montreal 0-3-2 5/9

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
13 FC Dallas 4-0-1 13/6
9 Real Salt Lake 2-0-3 8/4
8 Vancouver 2-1-2 8/5
7 Colorado 2-1-1 7/5
7 Seattle 2-2-1 9/8
------------------------------------------------
5 Chivas USA 1-2-2 6/10
4 LA Galaxy 1-1-1 4/2
3 Portland 0-2-3 7/10
1 San Jose 0-2-1 4/6
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MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
4+3 Clint Dempsey, Seattle
4 Vicente Sanchez
, Colorado
4 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
3+2 Je-Vaughn Watson, FC Dallas
3 Alvaro Saborio, Real Salt Lake
3 Federico Higuain, Columbus
3 Kenny Miller, Vancouver
3 Will Bruin, Houston
3 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC
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MLS WEEK 6, Schedule:
Saturday, April 12
4 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Real Salt Lake, Univision Dep. MLS LIVE
Toronto FC vs. Colorado, MLS LIVE
Montreal vs. Chicago, MLS LIVE
5 pm ET
New England vs. Houston, MLS LIVE
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. New York, NBCSN
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Seattle, MLS LIVE
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver, MLS LIVE
Portland vs. Chivas USA, MLS LIVE
Sunday, April 13
3 pm ET
San Jose vs. Columbus, UniMas


2 comments
  1. Glenn Maddock
    commented on: April 7, 2014 at 6:29 p.m.
    Why were only 15k in LA for Galaxy - Chivas? It's a home game for both clubs! A perfect sunny afternoon, it should have been sold out. Most fans on TV seemed to be Galaxy, but that's not saying much with half the place empty. When will MLS realize they need to move Chivas to a city that will support them under a new name.
  1. John DiFiore
    commented on: April 10, 2014 at 12:12 a.m.
    Glenn, Because Chivas is Chivas.. And Let's be realistic, LAG should be beating Chivas by more than 3 goals.... If they want to send a message to the world it needs to have the same effect, when we see a Madrid v Betis score.. like 7-1, etc...

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