After his first day of training with Chivas USA in the wake of his trade earlier this month from the New England Revolution, Shalrie Joseph said hauling the club into the playoffs was the greatest challenge of his career.
Well, I still don’t think he’s going to do it, but he’s sure giving it one helluva try, slamming home two goals against his former club Wednesday as Chivas USA clawed back from a three goal deficit to earn a 3-3 road tie.
“We’ve scored five goals in our last two games, so certainly we’ve created more chances over the last couple of games than we have pretty much all year,” said coach Robin Fraser, perhaps nervously looking over his shoulder given today’s surprising news.
A road point at this stage of the season is just not enough, but for one night Joseph showed why Chivas USA rolled the DP dice on him.
“It feels good to score two goals; it doesn’t matter what team,” Joseph said. “It’s bittersweet that it’s against my old team, and it feels good. But it’s more than about me right now. It’s about a team trying to make a playoff run. That’s what we’ve got to look forward to.”
Next for Chivas USA: At San Jose Sunday against the Earthquakes (live 6 p.m. NBC Sports Network).