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  • March 17, 2013
  • • 5:07 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: R. Salazar
  • • Attendance: 19117

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 4'
    Yellow Card Robbie Keane
  • 90'
    That's it from me, Zac Lee Rigg. Thanks for reading along. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @zacrigg and stick with for a match report and reactions.
  • 90'
    That's the final whistle. 1-1 here in the Clasico. Chivas USA will be more pleased with the result having come back from a man and a goal down.
  • 90'
    Nearly every player on the field surrounds the referee shoving and jostling after Burling was fouled. Keane is the one booked.
  • 89'
    Goal Carlos Alvarez
  • 89'
    Oh me, oh my! Chivas USA, a man down, equalizes in the 89th minute. Avila pushed the ball to the overlapping Borja. The defender's cross was tucked home by Carlos Alvarez, making his MLS debut.
  • 85'
    Chivas USA assistant Walter Fleita was ejected after the goal.
  • 83'
    Goal Jack McBean
  • 83'
    DeLaGarza worked into the box and lost the ball. Franklin passed it back, and DeLaGarza shuffled it over to Magee. Magee's cross took a deflection, and McBean, leaning backward, managed to put in on frame. Kennedy got a glove to it, but couldn't prevent the goal.
  • 83'
    Boom. There's the goal. Jack McBean scores.
  • 81'
    Attendance: 19,117. Support for both teams has taken a dip this year.
  • 78'
    That means both these teams will end the game with a three-man back line. All six substitutions made.
  • 77'
    SubstitutionTodd Dunivant Michael Stephens
  • 77'
    The Galaxy are getting a touch desperate here. Franklin shot from distance when a more patient buildup might have helped. Arena now replacing defender Dunivant with midfielder Michael Stephens.
  • 75'
    McBean with yet another close chance. This time he side-footed it with his left, but didn't quite add enough curl, and the ball drifted a few inches wide.
  • 72'
    Keane crossed dangerously. It looked like Magee would make it to the ball first before Kennedy plucked it out of the air to snuff out the chance.
  • 70'
    This game hasn't been boring for a 0-0 draw in MLS, but thus far I'm more excited for the Chelis press conference than I am for the last 20 minutes.
  • 69'
    Magee slipped as he took a free kick. Keane still managed to get to it first and cause some worry, but Chivas cleared.
  • 65'
    First McBean chance there. Juninho bombed down the right and flung a cross into the box. McBean hurled himself at it, but his cleat came inches away from connecting.
  • 64'
    SubstitutionJose Villarreal Jack McBean
  • 64'
    And right on cue, Jack McBean replaces Jose Villarreal.
  • 58'
    Dunivant cut through on the left side. With Franklin unmarked in front of goal, Dunivant couldn't beat the last defender -- Bobby Burling -- with his cross.
  • 55'
    Chivas USA is in a 3-4-2 formation. Alvarez has joined Agudelo up top, and the base has remained the same.
  • 53'
    This game has lost a lot of pace. Chivas is sitting back and keeping its shape well. With all three subs used by Chelis, the only changes we'll see are from Bruce Arena.
  • 50'
    The Goats squeaked by there. First a Magee header hit the ground and then the post. Then Kennedy saved a follow-up Sarvas shot.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionJ. Correa Carlos Alvarez
  • 46'
    SubstitutionColin Clark Leonardo
  • 46'
    Naturally Sean Franklin will now move up to right midfield and DeLaGarza over to right back. Magee in his customary left midfield spot.
  • A pair of substitutions for you: Carlos Alvarez for Jose Correa and Leonardo for Colin Clark. Chivas USA has made all its substitutions.
  • Confirmation: Velazquez received a straight red card. The initial was a mistake.
  • 45'
    SubstitutionJ. Morales Carlos Borja
  • 45'
    A well worked move saw Keane play Magee in, who turned and cut the ball back for the overlapping Dunivant. The left back put his shot wide. Magee's been roaming freely throughout the first half. Despite the red card this one ends goalless at the break.
  • 45'
    Chelis didn't waste any time: He pulled off Julio Morales for defender Carlos Borja.
  • 41'
    Sounds like the referee gave Velazquez a yellow card, then when the 37-year-old protested, issued a straight red. The Mexican defender must have said something nasty indeed.
  • 40'
    Red Card J. Velásquez
  • 40'
    Well there we go. Joaquin Velazquez is sent off for a late stamp on Colin Clark. Chivas USA down to 10 men.
  • 36'
    The small corner of Chivas fans are holding up letters that read 'Casillas.'
  • 33'
    Yellow Card Marcelo Sarvas
  • 33'
    Sarvas picked up a yellow for a rough challenge on Correa. The crowd chants, "F--- you, Chivas."
  • 31'
    Omar Gonzalez heads down a Juninho free kick in the box. The cross beam twanged after keeping out Villarreal's effort.
  • 30'
    Eric Avila squirms between several Galaxy players and does a step-over to wriggle into the box. Dunivant scoots over to snip the ball away.
  • 28'
    Yellow Card Sean Franklin
  • 28'
    Franklin's foot carried through after trying to clear a high ball and caught Soto on the sternum. Easy yellow card decision.
  • 27'
    Velazquez is off the field with the physio, so Avila has tucked back into the defensive line.
  • 24'
    Villarreal beat the offside trap, much to the chagrin of an animated Chelis, but wasted the chance with a tame shot at Kennedy.
  • 23'
    Yellow Card Marvin Iraheta
  • 23'
    Iraheta, fresh on the field, picked up a yellow card for a check to DeLaGarza.
  • 18'
    SubstitutionO. Minda Marvin Iraheta
  • 18'
    Oswaldo Minda is down on the ground. He received extensive treatment earlier. Looks like he'll go off for Marvin Iraheta.
  • 15'
    Robbie Keane leaves tonight to link up with the Republic of Ireland squad for a pair of World Cup qualifiers.
  • 14'
    Magee is down receiving treatment. Didn't seem to be any contact, he just knelt down once Kennedy collected the ball.
  • 12'
    Brian Perk, the backup LA goalie, had a sports hernia surgery. He'll be out nearly a month. Brian Rowe is on the bench in his stead.
  • 8'
    A deep cross from Soto presented Chivas USA's first chance. Correa barreled through the back of Dunivant but couldn't connect well.
  • 7'
    Clark found himself unmarked in the box and sent a tame header looping toward goal. Kennedy pawed it away. That was the best chance of the game so far.
  • 6'
    Sarvas stripped the ball from Correa roughly, so Correa chased him down and dragged him to the ground by his jersey. Lucky to escape without a card there.
  • 4'
    Looks like Chelis really is using a 3-4-3. Whatever you think of his team, Sanchez Sola is consistently among the best dressed MLS coaches at least.
  • 1'
    And we're off. Both teams in their usual jerseys.
  • There's a St. Paddy's Day feel to the game today. Plenty in the crowd are wearing green, with the Riot Squad holding up a large Irish flag in honor of Robbie Keane.
  • Laurent Courtois has a bruised heel, which is why he's out of the Chivas 18.
  • Starting left back Walter Wilchez is injured for Chivas USA.
  • Chivas USA (3-4-3): Kennedy (C); De Luna, Velazquez, Burling; Avila, Mejia, Minda, Soto; Correa, Agudelo, Morales. As usual, we won't know what's going on with this lineup until it's out on the field.
  • LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Cudicini; Franklin, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Magee, Sarvas, Juninho, Clark; Villarreal, Keane. Leonardo drops to the bench for Colin Clark. Jose Villarreal keeps his starting spot.
  • Hello all. This is Zac Lee Rigg, here in the Home Depot Center for the so-called SuperClasico. (Not only Chivas USA needs a rebranding, apparently.) We've got lineups, which I'll pass along momentarily.