Chivas USA Loses – They Don’t Care

Chivas USA 1 Colorado Rapids 2

Photo by Scott Varley

Brilliant save by the hirsute Colorado goalkeeper. Oh wait.

Full disclosure: I skipped the game.

Doesn’t sound like I missed much, according to beat writer Phil Collin:

The Soccer Collies were a flop. One of them refused to shoot, the other rolled the ball in slowly past a “goalie.” They were still more entertaining than the game. Now, if they played the game with the background music the Collies had, the game would be better. Oh, the music you ask? The theme from the Benny Hill Show!

In all, Chivas USA was without eight players today due to injury.

Latest Chivas USA injury: Sasha Victorine suffered an apparent left knee sprain early in the first half and was replaced by Sacha Kljestan in the 25th minute. Victorine, who was acquired by Chivas USA Sept. 15, is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday to determine the extent of the injury.

Rapids’ Colin Clark celebrates his 2nd half goal by doing a flying kick into the corner flag.i-ad0b09dd725b8d2615ad8c1614f49a18-TS20-Chivas.SV-401.jpg
Photo by Scott Varley


“I kind of had a feeling that it’s going to be tough for us just because already we’re in the playoffs,” said Coach Preki. “We’ve secured the second spot, so it’s tough to get the group of guys motivated. From the first moment I didn’t think we were sharp, we were losing the ball too easily. Colorado was a little harder than us, they wanted it a little more than us.”

Game story.


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