Chivas USA are spinning their wheels, squandering their games in hand with performances like this that don’t do them any good at this stage of the season.
The first 45 minutes felt like so many Chivas USA games this season; not a single shot at goal let alone on target and vaunted acquisition Shalrie Joseph was culpable for the opening goal, getting caught in possession and looking every inch a slow 34-year-old.
“Yeah, Shalrie Joseph takes a touch and I just lunge in not thinking I could get it,” goal scorer Brian Mullan said. “And fortunately it hops right to me and I don’t think I could have missed it.”
Veteran striker Juan Pablo Angel rescued them late, but that wasn’t enough for three points and Chivas USA yet again were simply not good enough.
Our sister newspaper The Denver Post has the Rapids perspective.
Next for Chivas USA: hosting the Sounders at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Home Depot Center. Only slightly sarcastic question: will the Sounders, who drew 55,000-plus Saturday for their derby with Vancouver, bring more fans with them than Chivas USA usually attract?