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Played
March 30, 2013 10:40 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ I. Elfath‎
Attendance:‬ 8354‎
 
Kenny Miller 64′
12′ (OG) Jun Davidson
 
55′ Eric Avila
 

Chivas USA 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps: Goats hold on for win

Chivas USA continued its resurgence, beating a visiting Vancouver outfit 2-1 thanks to goals from Carlos Alvarez and Eric Avila.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Carlos Alvarez- Chivas USA
Chivas USA
Chivas USA beat the Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, on Saturday night to go second in the Western Conference with 10 points from five games.

Carlos Alvarez, the No. 2 pick in the draft, scored his second goal of the season. In the 11th minute, he thrust in-field from the left flank. His shot hit Jun Marques Davidson on the shoulder and deflected past Joe Cannon at the near post.

Half an hour into the match Juan Agudelo went off with an injury, replaced by Jose Correa.

Eric Avila scored the eventual winner 10 minutes into the second half. Jorge Villaña crossed from the left. Avila had plenty of time for it to fall to his right foot and crank a volley past Cannon, who made six saves total.

The Whitecaps pulled one back shortly after. A flowing counter attack ended up with Erik Hurtado putting a stinging shot on target. Dan Kennedy palmed the ball away, but only as far as Kenny Miller, who headed it back in for the consolation.


Chivas USA

1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Bobby Burling
Defender
 - 
33
M. de Luna
Defender
 - 
19
Jorge Villafana
Defender
 - 
-
J. Velásquez
Defender
 - 
-
E. Mejía
Midfielder
77′
 - 
15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
55′
 - 
20
Carlos Alvarez
Midfielder
12′
 - 
30
O. Minda
Midfielder
 - 
7
Tristan Bowen
Striker
68′
 - 
16
J. Agudelo
Striker
33′
 - 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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-
Joe Cannon
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Brad Rusin
Defender
 - 
4
 - 
12
 - 
40
 - 
20
 - 
16
 - 
-
Jun Davidson
Midfielder
12′ 80′
 - 
28
Gershon Koffie
Midfielder
58′
 - 
11

Substitutes

28
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
25
Steve Purdy
Defender
 - 
-
D. Antúnez
Midfielder
68′
 - 
-
Marvin Iraheta
Midfielder
77′
 - 
-
 - 
-
J. Correa
Striker
33′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
18
Brad Knighton
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
29
Matthew Watson
Midfielder
 - 
31
 - 
9
 - 
19
 - 
23

Coach/Manager

Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1