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Union vs Chivas USA quick reference

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All-time record: 4–0–2
At PPL Park: 3–0–0
At Home Depot Center: 1–0–2
Goals for: 12
Goals against: 5

Did you know…
The last time these two teams met, former Union man Gabriel Farfan was with Chivas USA and his brother Michael scored the gamewinner for the Union.

July 12, 2013: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chivas USA

PSP Match Report Highlights

Philadelphia Union came from behind to defeat Chivas USA 3-1 amid a driving rainstorm Friday at PPL Park…

Chances were limited as the players did their best to minimize mistakes as the conditions continued to deteriorate.

Despite trailing 1-0 at the half, the Union came out the better side for the second 45 minutes, forcing Chivas USA to play in their own end. The Union found the equalizer when Conor Casey headed Sebastien Le Toux’s short corner off of Brian Carroll and in.

With the Union pressing for the match-winner, they were handed the chance they needed when referee Jorge Gonzalez harshly judged Josue Soto to have intentionally passed back to goalkeeper Dan Kennedy. Michael Farfan smashed home the resulting indirect free kick following a touch from Le Toux.

Casey rounded out the scoring in the final minute of regulation when he turned home debutante Fabinho’s cross from the left flank.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

A win is a win, and the Philadelphia Union sure needed one.

By kickoff, it was clear the weather would be a dominant factor in the match. Once play had begun and the winds and rain grew heavier, the stage was set for a match that would be decided by work rate and desire far more than by skill and/or guile. Unfortunately, it took the Union 45 minutes to realize that fact. Too often they were caught trying to make the elaborate play, both with the ball at their feet and when picking out passing targets.

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Link to MLS Match Center for Stats, Chalkboard and more

Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath; Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Jeff Parke, Ray Gaddis; Sebastien Le Toux (Matt Kassel ’90), Brian Carroll, Michael Farfan; Danny Cruz (Fabinho ’78); Leo Fernandes (Antoine Hoppenot ’70), Conor Casey
Unused substitutes: Chris Konopka, Chris Albright, Aaron Wheeler, Roger Torres

Chivas USA
Dan Kennedy; Marco Delgado, Mario de Luna, Walter Vilchez, Josue Soto; Eric Avila, Carlos Alvarez, Gabriel Farfan (Carlos Borja ’77), Edgar Meija (Bobby Burling ’83), Jorge Villafana (Julio Morales ’67); Jose Correa
Unused substitutes: Marvin Iraheta, Jose Manuel Rivera, Tristan Bowen, Patrick McLain

Scoring Summary Union v CHV stats 7-12-13
13 – CHV : Correa (Villafana)
58 – PHI: Carroll (Casey, Le Toux)
83 – PHI: Farfan (Le Toux)
89 – PHI: Casey (Fabinho)

Discipline Summary
21 – CHV : Soto (caution)
35 – CHV: Vilchez (caution)
42 – CHV: Delgado (caution)
56 – PHI: Okugo (caution)

Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
Paid attendance: 15172

April 21, 2012: Chivas USA 0-1 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

“It’s hard to imagine the assist being nicer than a backheeled goal. But Michael Farfan set up Freddy Adu’s winner with a hypnotizing run, and the Union held on to earn their first road win of the season over Chivas USA at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.”

“Peter Nowak was at the center of it all, arguing and shoving all comers. Gabriel Gomez, now wearing his sweats, calmed Kennedy as more players arrived on the scene. Nowak was told to join Daniel and Garfan in the locker room before play resumed.”

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

“It was another 90 minutes with zero shots on goal for Lionard Pajoy, as the Union’s lone striker continues to struggle in his offensive duties.”

“With Chivas USA eager to control the tempo of the game through quick controlled passing building from the back, the Union simply conceded too much territory.”

Link to MLS Match Center UnionvsChivasstatbox

Scoring Summary:
PHL – Adu 40′ (M. Farfan)

Misconduct Summary
PHL – 46 – Moreno (caution)
PHL – 60 – Valdes (caution)
PHL – 70 – Pajoy (caution)
PHL – 73 – Williams (caution)
PHL – 75 – Daniel (ejection)
PHL – 85 – G. Farfan (ejection)
CHV – 87 – Kennedy (caution)

Union: MacMath, Garfan, Valdes, Williams, Gaddis, Adu (81 Albright), Carroll, Gomez (71 Okugo), Marfan (89 McInerney), Daniel, Pajoy

Chivas: Kennedy, Jazek, McKenzie (89 Townsend), Pearce, Riley, Minda (55 Gavin), Smith, Cardozo (63 Angel), Ba Brocca, Bolanos, Moreno

October 2, 2011: Chivas USA 1–1 Philadelphia Union

PSP match report highlight:

 “On Sunday, the Union played Chivas USA to a drab draw in front of a sparsely populated Home Depot Center in Carson, California. After a slow-paced first half that yielded few chances, Justin Mapp opened the scoring in the second half before the sensational Juan Pablo Angel drew the home side level at the death.”

PSP analysis and ratings highlight:

 “Against a team who knows how to score goals and push numbers forward, the Union’s best defense was to keep the home side off the attack with tidy ball possession and potent attack of their own. From the opening whistle, however, the Union sat back, conceding possession and territory, a dangerous game to play on the road.”

Link to MLS Match Center

Scoring Summary:
PHI — Justin Mapp 3 (unassisted) 59
CHV — Juan Pablo Angel 10 (Michael Lahoud 3, Blair Gavin 3) 90

Misconduct Summary:
CHV — David Junior Lopes (caution; Reckless Tackle) 21
PHI — Gabriel Farfan (caution; Reckless Foul) 28
PHI — Zac MacMath (caution; Delaying a Restart) 77

Philadelphia Union — Zac MacMath, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan, Amobi Okugo (Roger Torres 46), Brian Carroll, Justin Mapp (Kyle Nakazawa 74), Michael Farfan, Veljko Paunovic (Freddy Adu 46), Sebastien Le Toux.
Substitutes Not Used: Jack McInerney, Zach Pfeffer, Joe Tait, Chase Harrison.
Chivas USA — Dan Kennedy, Michael Umana, Andrew Boyens (Michael Lahoud 74), David Junior Lopes, Ante Jazic, Justin Braun, Nick LaBrocca, Simon Elliott (Blair Gavin 46), Laurent Courtois (Marcos Mondaini 58), Alejandro Moreno, Juan Pablo Angel.
Substitutes Not Used: Victor Estupinan, Jorge Flores, Zarek Valentin, Zach Thornton.

Referee: Michael Kennedy
Referee’s Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry; Bill Dittmar
4th Official: Ramon Hernandez
Time of Game: 1:52
Weather: Clear-and-79-degrees
Attendance: 16,134

June 25, 2011: Philadelphia Union 3–2 Chivas USA

PSP match report highlight:

“After going down 1–0 at the half, the Union stormed back through Paunovic, Ruiz and the brilliant Danny Mwanga to earn three points against Chivas USA with a 3–2 win on a muggy Saturday night in Chester.

“An open and ugly first half saw Chivas slicing through the Union midfield like a Republican governor through unions of a different ilk. Philadelphia responded with their typical array of angst-inducing missed opportunities.”

PSP analysis and ratings highlight:

“Ah, the paradox of the halftime substitution. If it changes the game for the better you are a genius and nobody remembers how wrong you got your starting lineup. Of the two changes Peter Nowak made, Danny Mwanga certainly made the most memorable impact. But it is arguable Keon Daniel who had the biggest effect on the match.

“Daniel has consistently exhibited a calmness on the ball that creates a good working relationship with the players on his side of the pitch. Jordan Harvey is a noticeably better offensive player with Daniel in front of him. Connecting with Paunovic and Le Toux, Neon Keon managed to subtly slow the Union’s hail mary offense down to a more controlled pass and move state. Sebastien Le Toux spent less time chasing balls over the top and more time with the ball at his feet.

“For evidence, please see the first and third goals.”

PSP stat chat on the game.

PSP photo essay of the game.

Link to MLS Match Center for Stats, Chalkboard and more

Scoring Summary:
CHV — Michael Umana 1 (Ben Zemanski 3, Nick LaBrocca 3) 28
PHI — Veljko Paunovic 1 (Justin Mapp 1) 48
PHI — Carlos Ruiz 4 (Veljko Paunović) 69
CHV — Justin Braun 4 (unassisted) 77
PHI — Danny Mwanga 5 (Sebastien Le Toux 5) 82

Misconduct Summary:
PHI — Carlos Valdes (caution; Reckless Tackle) 64

Chivas USA — Dan Kennedy, Zarek Valentin, Michael Umana (Andrew Boyens 46), Heath Pearce, Ante Jazic, Paulo Nagamura, Ben Zemanski (Blair Gavin 76), Nick LaBrocca, Jorge Flores, Justin Braun, Marcos Mondaini (Chris Cortez 71).
Substitutes Not Used: Victor Estupinan, Michael Lahoud, Mariano Trujillo, Zach Thornton.

Philadelphia Union — Faryd Mondragon, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Jordan Harvey (Danny Mwanga 46), Justin Mapp, Veljko Paunovic (Kyle Nakazawa 72), Brian Carroll, Sebastien Le Toux, Carlos Ruiz, Jack McInerney (Keon Daniel 46).
Substitutes Not Used: Michael Farfan, Amobi Okugo, Roger Torres, Zac MacMath.

Referee: Jair Marrufo
Referee’s Assistants: C.J. Morgante; Corey Rockwell
4th Official: Jose Carlos Rivero
Time of Game: 1:50
Weather: Cloudy-and-80-degrees
Attendance: 18,139

September 25, 2010: Philadelphia Union 3–0 Chivas USA

PSP match report highlight:

“Philadelphia Union dominated Chivas USA on Saturday as they set a team record for biggest win with a 3-0 victory at PPL Park…Each goal for the Union came off a set piece, flipping what has been a major weakness for this team all season.”

PSP photo essay of the game.

Scoring Summary:
PHI – Alejandro Moreno 2 (Justin Mapp 5) 26’
PHI – Fred 3 (Alejandro Moreno 6) 48+
PHI – Sebastien Le Toux 12 (Unassisted) 69’

Misconduct Summary:
PHI — Justin Mapp (caution; Reckless Foul) 44
CHV — Mariano Trujillo (caution; Reckless Tackle) 47+
PHI — Fred (caution; Shirt Removal) 48+
CHV — Michael Umana (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 67
CHV — Paulo Nagamura (caution; Reckless Tackle) 85

Chivas USA — Zach Thornton, Mariano Trujillo, Michael Umana, Dario Delgado (Yamith Cuesta 46), Ante Jazic, Michael Lahoud, Paulo Nagamura, Sal Zizzo (Jesus Padilla 54), Rodolfo Espinoza (Jonathan Bornstein 49), Justin Braun, Alan Gordon.


Philadelphia Union — Brad Knighton, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Jordan Harvey, Sebastien Le Toux, Stefani Miglioranzi, Fred (Amobi Okugo 74), Justin Mapp (Roger Torres 76), Danny Mwanga (Andrew Jacobson 46), Alejandro Moreno.


Referee: Mark Geiger
Referee’s Assistants: Hector Vergara; Steven Taylor
4th Official: Lee Suckle
Attendance: 16,481
Time of Game: 1:50
Weather: Sunny-and-83-degrees

July 3, 2010: Chivas USA 1–1 Philadelphia Union

PSP match report highlight:

“While the Union will be happy to grab a needed point on the road, the team has to be disappointed not to win after they started strong and saw number one pick Danny Mwanga continue his emergence with a icy cold finish in the 21st minute…After going in front, the Union shut down. There is no doubting the quality of Blair Gavin’s 42nd minute goal, but the inability of the Union to get any counterattack against Chivas aggressive response to Mwanga’s goal leaves Philly fans wondering what it will take to get this team to play 90 minutes of soccer with no lapses in concentration.”

 Scoring Summary:
PHI – Danny Mwanga 5 (Sebastien Le Toux 6, Roger Torres 4) 21’
CHV – Blair Gavin 2 (Unassisted) 42’

Misconduct Summary:
CHV — Trujillo (caution; Dissent) 27
CHV– Braun (caution; Tactical Foul) 31
PHI — Torres (caution; Reckless Tackle) 38
PHI — Orozco Fiscal (caution; Reckless Tackle) 57
CHV — Jazic (caution; Reckless Tackle) 82′

Philadelphia Union — Chris Seitz, Shea Salinas (Andrew Jacobson 63), Cristian Arrieta, Danny Califf, Jordan Harvey, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Fred (Amobi Okugo 85), Stefani Miglioranzi, Roger Torres
(Jack McInerney 46), Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga.

Chivas USA — Zach Thornton, Mariano Trujillo, Dario Delgado, Michael Umana, Ante Jazic, Osael Romero (Ben Zemanski 71), Blair Gavin, Michael Lahoud, Jonathan Bornstein (Gerson Mayen 85), Justin Braun, Jesus Padilla (Chukwudi Chijindu 77).

Referee: Edvin Jurisevic
Referee’s Assistants: Paul Scott; Peter Manikowski
4th Official: Ricardo Salazar
Weather: Clear and 72 degrees
Attendance: 14,479

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