Chivas USA-New York Red Bulls Postgame

Chivas USA 1 Red Bull New York 1

Game story

Notable: In the 12th minute Red Bulls defender Mike Petke moved into the tenth position in MLS history in minutes played. He’s played 24,459 minutes over 12 seasons for three teams.

Quotable: “We make one mistake in 90 minutes and we got punished,” said Preki.

It was an extremely subdued locker room as you can imagine. I didn’t stick around long and neither did Sacha Kljestan not surprisingly. But a persistant Chivas USA PR type tracked him down and gave us this quote on his performance:

“I’m just disappointed that I didn’t help the team win. I think, and we all think, we should’ve won the game before we let Angel tie it. We had multiple chances and obviously we didn’t put the game away. I have the chance on the PK in the last minute, obviously it doesn’t go in so I’m disappointed I didn’t help the team win tonight.”

Chivas had plenty of opportunities in the second half, but couldn’t convert any. Chivas USA had 13 shots to New York’s four in the second half.

Here’s Preki on that:

“It’s really hard to comment on a game like this because I thought that we were the better team the whole 90 minutes. It was tough for us to find a breakthrough and once we did we failed to score a second. We had so many opportunities and that’s what in the end cost us the game.”

Attendance: 14,211

Next for Chivas USA: at D.C. United Saturday.

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