Los Angeles Soccer: Kamani Hill

CHIVAS USA: Tight clash turns sour

April, 28, 2012
4/28/12
8:55
PM PT


Chivas USA's match Saturday night at Colorado was following form: decent ball movement, not enough chances, zero finishing and a fifth one-goal loss on the horizon.

The Rapids turned a tight clash into a farce at the finish, scoring three goals in the final dozen minutes to romp to a 4-0 triumph, a scoreline that reflects only the conclusion.

Three quick thoughts on the Goats' first loss in four road games:
  • 1. NO OFFENSE
It's the same old story for Chivas, which has only four goals in eight games -- a horrendous total, worst in Major League Soccer. And it's not for lack of trying.

Chivas had better possession, as is customary, especially in the second half, and it unleashed 14 shots, four of them on target. Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens came up big a few times -- especially on diving back-to-back saves in the 30th minute against Laurent Courtois and Juan Pablo Angel -- and a Courtois header bounced off the underside of the crossbar in the 55th.

Ryan Smith offered a bit of life immediately after coming on about 15 minutes into the second half, his penetrating pass creating a chance Nick LaBrocca placed across the goalmouth and past the right post. Chivas could have used more from him.

(Read full post)

SPONSORED HEADLINES