Houston Dynamo vs. Chivas USA: Match Day Commentary

Houston Dynamo vs. Chivas USA: Match Day Commentary

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Houston Dynamo vs. Chivas USA: Match Day Commentary

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Tonight at the Home Depot Center, a pair of the league's most inconsistent teams prepare to battle.

Chivas USA return to Los Angeles tonight off a seven day road trip that ended on Wednesday with a 3-0 victory against the New England Revolution. A victory tonight will give the Rojiblancos a share of second place in Western Conference. The Houston Dynamo (3-3-1) have been inconsistent this season and were defeated midweek against Texas rivals FC Dallas 1-0. The club will have once again be able to call on forward Brian Ching who will start the match on the bench.

This is Adam Serrano providing you commentary from the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. As always, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.

FULL TIME – Dismal performance tonight for the Rojiblancos. The club came out flat and had little chance against a Houston club that seems to have their number. After falling behind early, the Rojiblancos were unable to generate offense and posed no come back against a determined Dynamo club.

For Houston, the result puts them into a tie with the Earthquakes for second place in the Western Conference. The pair of quick goals were simply too much for Chivas as Houston was able to clamp down on Chivas after scoring early.

That's all for me tonight. Thank you for following along and check back for more on the match later on SBI. Good Night.

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94th Minute – Sacha fires a rocket, but it goes wide and the whistle is blown.

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92nd Minute – Chivas USA continuing to look for the goal and earn a throw in by the corner flag.

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89th Minute – Zemanski fires a shot from distance, but once again it misses Onstad's net. The former Akron Co-Captain shows out towards the sky, the embodiment of a frustrating night for Chivas. Four minutes of stoppage time

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88th Minute – Houston Sub: Ryan Cochrane comes on for Brad Davis, who was very effective tonight.

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86th Minute – They've been treated to a very dismal performance tonight on the field, but the Chivas USA fans have been great tonight. The Union Ultras have been their usual loud selves tonight. Bravo.

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84th Minute – GREAT effort by Sacha Kljestan who fires a shot that goes just above Onstad's net.

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83rd Minute – Chivas USA earn a corner.

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79th Minute – A free kick by Trujillo goes off the hand of Michael Umana who protests the call. No Luck for Chivas tonight.

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73rd Minute – CHIVAS USA SUB: Maicon Santos comes on for Justin Braun. Chivas USA's final sub.

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72nd Minute – HOUSTON SUB: Samuel Appiah comes on for Corey Ashe.

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71st Minute – Samuel Appiah preparing to come on the field for the Dynamo.

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69th Minute – A local marching band that is camped out in the right corner flag is currently playing "The Kids Aren't Alright" by The Offspring. Ouch! Now that's a bad sign.

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67th Minute – Chivas USA earns a corner kick, but Umana fails to get to the ball and falls flat on his face. It has been that kind of night for the Rojiblancos.

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65th Minute – HOUSTON Sub: Oduro comes out for Luis Angel Landin.

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63rd Minute – Disappointing effort by Braun and the ball goes just wide of the net. Oduro goes down on the opposite side of the field. He's limping off and Landin will jump into the action.

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60th Minute – A Mariano Trujillo free kick loops way too high and falls into the hands of Onstad.

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59th Minute – Chijindu fires a shot, but it goes just wide of the net. The clock is ticking for Chivas as their chances at a come back are slipping away.

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57th Minute – Houston earn a corner, but the shot goes wide.

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57th Minute – Houston earn a free kick just outside the 18.

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53rd Minute – Chivas USA continuing to struggle to move the ball forward. The Rojiblancos are generating some possession, but few attempts towards net.

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51st Minute – CHIVAS USA SUB: Jesus Padilla comes out for Chukwudi Chijindu.

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50th Minute – Chivas USA earn a corner

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48th Minute – A change at the half for the Rojiblancos as Marcelo Saragosa comes in for Gerson Mayen.

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45th Minute – We're back underway at the HDC.

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HALFTIME – Expect Martin Vasquez to make a huge plea to his club at the half time. Chivas USA put up a bit more of a fight at the end of the half, but the Rojiblancos must be incredibly disappointed with this performance.

For Dominic Kinnear's men, the Dynamo seem pleased to sit on this result and maintain possession. The Dynamo immediately put the Rojiblancos behind the eight ball early, but we have seen little offense since then.

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45th Minute – Chivas USA shot! Zemanski gets a foot on it, but Onstad grabs the shot and the whistle is blown.

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45th Minute – seconds remaining and Kljestan earns a free kick just outside the box.

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45th Minute – One minute of stoppage time

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44th Minute – The Chivas USA supporters group, the Union Ultras are attempting to rally their club to end the half. Chivas creates some danger, but the Dynamo regain possession.

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41st Minute – Jonathan Bornstein with a speculative effort towards goal, but Onstad is there.

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38th Minute – Houston nearly put this one on ice as Brad Davis fires a shot that goes just over the net.

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37th Minute – YELLOW CARD -  Trujillo picks up a yellow for a harsh foul.

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36th Minute – JUST MISSED! Mariano Trujillo nearly cuts the lead in half with a great shot in the box, but it goes just wide on him.  Chivas USA trying to put pressure on Houston now.

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32nd Minute – Padilla nearly gets behind the defense on a long cross, but his effort towards goal goes just wide of the net.

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30 Minute – CHIVAS USA shot by Braun goes into the safe hands of Onstad. Still nothing for the Rojiblancos.

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29th Minute – No Subs up yet for Chivas USA as they attempt to get back into this match. With less than 20 minutes before the half, a goal before the half would be vital.

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25th Minute – Nothing comes of it and the Dynamo are attempting to press up field.

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24th Minute – Chivas USA Corner.

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19th Minute – Near chance for the Rojiblancos as Gavin plays a ball to Kljestan who tries to play it back to Blair, but the ball ends up in the hands of Pat Onstad. Still no offense so far from Chivas USA.

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16th Minute – Chivas USA has come out absolutely flat tonight. The midfield is moving balls up field, but are being forced off the ball by the Dynamo.

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12th Minute – The Rojiblancos will need to find some way to respond right now. Houston is just sending the ball across the field right now.

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8th Minute – Brad Davis puts in a beautifully placed corner to Adrian Serioux, who was completely unmarked as the defender slams it home. A moving screen by Waibel allows Serioux to beat Bornstein. It's 2-0 Houston and this is just a nightmare start for the Rojiblancos.

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8th Minute- HOUSTON GOAL!! ADRIAN SERIOUX!

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7th Minute- Houston Dynamo corner

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5th Minute – Brad Davis strikes early and the Rojiblancos are down in a hole early 1-0 to Houston. A Chivas USA turnover by Blair Gavin allows Waibel to play the ball to Brian Mullan. Mullan sends in a looping ball that Brad Davis loops over Zach Thornton.

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4th Minute – DYNAMO GOAL!!!!

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2nd Minute – By starting in tonight's match, Sacha Kljestan now holds the team record for appearances with 112.

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1st Minute – Game On!

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PREGAME: The match is going to come down to the midfield tonight. If Chivas USA are going to pick up a result then the club will have rebounded from the slow start that they had early in the season. For Houston, this match will give the team a little added comfort heading into the World Cup Break.

It's Armed Forces Appreciation Night here at the Home Depot Center so Chivas USA will be honoring America in Blue Camouflage Uniforms.

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PRE GAME: Here are the Line Ups

HOUSTON DYNAMO

————Mullan———Oduro—————

Davis——Mulrooney—–Palmer—-Ashe

Waibel———-Serioux———-Boswell———-Chabala

———————-Onstad————————–


CHIVAS USA

————Braun———Padilla—————

Bornstein——Zemanski—–Gavin—-Kljestan

Meyen———-Umana———-Delgado———-Trujillo

———————-Thornton————————–

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