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October 22, 2011 10:37 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ R. Salazar‎
Attendance:‬ 22137‎
 
Andrew Boyens 53′ (OG)
 
 
S. Ochoa 73′

Chivas USA 1-3 Seattle Sounders FC: Sounders finish regular season strong

Seattle grabbed a 3-1 win over Chivas USA to close the regular season in style. However, Mauro Rosales was stretchered off with a knee injury.

By Allen Ramsey

Alejandro Moreno, Roger Levesque; Seattle Sounders FC - Chivas USA
Victor Decolongon
Seattle Sounders FC closed the season with a strong 3-1 win over Chivas USA, benefiting from an own goal and a second half onslaught to take the victory.

Andrew Boyens put the ball past his own 'keeper with an odd deflection while trying to track back, opening the scoring for Seattle in the 53rd minute. The Sounders doubled the lead in the 68th when Alvaro Fernandez latched onto a Brad Evans trough-ball and slotted it home.

Seattle made it 3-0 in the 73rd when Samuel Ochoa nodded home a Fredy Montero cross to put the game to bed, and give the club a fitting end to another fine regular season.

Chivas USA would pull one back late, with Victor Estupinan heading home a headed pass from Marcos Mondaini, but the game was already well out of reach.

Sigi Schmid gambled by starting Brad Evans and Mauro Rosales, despite having nothing to play for, and was punished harshly. Rosales injured the same right knee that has ruled him out of the home stretch of the season and had to be stretchered off.


Chivas USA

1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
David Lopes
Defender
 - 
6
Ante Jazic
Defender
56′
 - 
-
Zarek Valentin
Defender
 - 
44
Heath Pearce
Defender
46′
 - 
2
Nick LaBrocca
Midfielder
 - 
14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
6′
 - 
18
Blair Gavin
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
15
 - 

Seattle Sounders FC

 - 
1
Kasey Keller
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Jeff Parke
Defender
 - 
26
James Riley
Defender
 - 
12
 - 
34
 - 
6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
 - 
20
Á. Fernández
Midfielder
68′
 - 
3
Brad Evans
Midfielder
79′
 - 
7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
10′
 - 
11
 - 
17

Substitutes

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Zach Thornton
Goalkeeper
 - 
27
 - 
19
 - 
8
M. Trujillo
Defender
56′
 - 
13
Michael Lahoud
Midfielder
 - 
27
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
13
Brian Meredith
Goalkeeper
 - 
20
Zach Scott
Defender
 - 
2
Tyson Wahl
Defender
81′
 - 
17
 - 
27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder
 - 
26
S. Ochoa
Striker
64′ 73′
 - 
-

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
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
Striker
NY Red Bulls
4 1