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Played
September 21, 2011 7:37 PM EDT
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — Washington, District of Columbia
Referee:‬ C. Penso‎
Attendance:‬ 14849‎
 

D.C. United 2-2 Chivas USA: Juan Pablo Angel brace helps Goats overcome two-goal deficit

Dan Kennedy saved a Dwayne De Rosario penalty in injury time as Chivas USA held on for a road draw.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Juan Pablo Angel, Chivas USA - D.C. United, MLS
Ned Dishman
Juan Pablo Angel scored a second-half brace to earn a 2-2 draw for Chivas USA against D.C. United. The host side gave up a two-goal lead and missed an injury-time penalty in the tie.

"My general thoughts on the match are that we played like boys," United coach Ben Olsen said. "And not just the second half, I thought the first half we played soft, naive. There's a mentality to this game that right now some of our guys don’t have. We have talent – flashes – but it's still not good enough."

D.C., which had beaten the Goats 3-0 just 11 days earlier, rushed to a two-goal lead. Both came from set pieces. In the first half, Dwayne De Rosario made a near-post run to head Andy Najar's free kick home. The goal put the Canadian international into double digits for the season.

Early in the second, DeRo connected with a Santino Quaranta corner. Dan Kennedy stuck a glove to the effort, and Ethan White knocked in the rebound for his first career MLS goal.

"It's a little bit disappointing when you give up two set piece goals," Chivas USA coach Robin Fraser said. "We've given up a few set piece [goals] over the last few weeks when that's something we were really quite good at for a while. So it's disappointing when really I felt like we did a good job of limiting [D.C. United's] chances during the first half."

Angel saved Chivas USA with two goals from crosses. His first was a trademark snapped header from a Nick LaBrocca cross. The second was scrappier, but he eventually managed to prod home Ante Jazic's service.

De Rosario spurned a penalty in injury time, with Kennedy leaping low to save the stinging effort, meaning the Goats shared a point with D.C.

"At this point, certainly there's a host of teams that are kind of at the bottom and looking up into the playoff race and every point you get is critical," Fraser said. "Obviously we'd like to have gotten three, but a point is better than no points at all."


D.C. United

28
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
Ethan White
Defender
47′
 - 
14
 - 
24
Daniel Woolard
Defender
 - 
-
Clyde Simms
Midfielder
 - 
23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
 - 
14
A. Najar
Midfielder
 - 
14
Dwayne De Rosario
Midfielder
39′
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-
Santino Quaranta
Midfielder
 - 
9
 - 
-
Josh Wolff
Striker
59′
 - 

Chivas USA

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1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
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-
David Lopes
Defender
 - 
-
M. Umaña
Defender
46′ 84′
 - 
6
Ante Jazic
Defender
 - 
44
 - 
19
 - 
14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
31′
 - 
2
Nick LaBrocca
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
15
 - 
-

Substitutes

31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Marc Burch
Defender
 - 
22
Chris Korb
Defender
 - 
26
 - 
13
Austin da Luz
Midfielder
68′
 - 
-
Stephen King
Midfielder
59′
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
Zach Thornton
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
7
Simon Elliott
Midfielder
 - 
18
Blair Gavin
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
13
Michael Lahoud
Midfielder
84′
 - 
17

Coach/Manager

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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
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2