*It’s six wins in eight games for the metronomic Chivas USA who continue to win despite their now trademark slew of injuries (tonight’s magic number of absentees was seven).
*Chivas USA midfielder Sasha Victorine entered the match as a 74th minute sub for Eduardo Lillingston, making his 2009 debut, returning from microfracture surgery on his left knee on Nov. 12, 2008 to play the final 16 minutes of the match.
*The Earthquakes were without the injured Darren Huckerby.
“We scrambled in the first 20 minutes then were able to settle down and control the game,” said Chivas USA Coach Preki. “We played the ball well and created many chances to score again, but we are happy with the win tonight.”
Zach Thornton, Mariano Trujillo, Carey Talley, Shavar Thomas, Jonathan Bornstein, Sacha Kljestan, Jesse Marsch, Paulo Nagamura, Bojan Stepanovic (Gerson Mayen 79), Justin Braun (Maykel Galindo 60), Eduardo Lillingston (Sasha Victorine 74).