Revs roll over for Galaxy, Chivas USA self-destruct & more

*For the second successive game the Galaxy’s opponents – this time the New England Revolution – barely fashioned a credible goal scoring opportunity, and that was enough for the three points.

Notable: Goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts got another shutout (three in a row now) and the Galaxy scored once in the win (for the third game in a row).

Game story.

Highlights:

Next for the Galaxy: Against D.C. United at 8 p.m. Friday at Home Depot Center.

*Chivas USA took and lost a one-goal lead on three occasions in a 3-3 tie with the Crew in Columbus Saturday, Jorge Flores going from Sueno to nightmare after getting sent off for a completely unnecessary second yellow card with 20 minutes still to go after scoring Chivas USA’s third goal. The ejection took the wind out of Chivas USA’s sails condemning them to a tie rather than a win against a vulnerable opponent.

Quotable:

“I’m pretty disappointed with the tie to be quite honest,” said Chivas USA Coach Robin Fraser. “I think we all are. At the end, I’m happy to get a point. I’d rather have a point than no points, but certainly I felt like we played well enough to get all three points. We really made some mistakes at the end but coming off the game last week where we didn’t play very well. I felt we did extremely well in terms of possession and then in turning the possession into chances. In the end, we’ll take the draw on the road but it’s a game we felt we could’ve won.”

Game story.

Highlights:

Next for Chivas USA: against the Vancouver Whitecaps at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Home Depot Center.

Chivas USA will be without joint leading scorer Alejandro Moreno for the game who will be representing Venezuela against Guatemala that night, Andrew Boyens and Simon Elliott will also be on duty for New Zealand Wednesday against Mexico in Denver, while Jorge Flores misses the game through suspension.

Boyens and Moreno won’t return to club duty until the June 11 game in Houston against the Dynamo.

In other games:

* Mexico 1 Ecuador 1 in Seattle.

Excellent photo gallery here.

*Chicharito was elsewhere, although Barca were simply better.

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