CARSON, Calif. – RSL falls on the road 0-1 to Chivas USA failing to lock up a playoff berth for the 7th year in a row. The match played on Sunday night at StubHub Center was the first of two match ups with the Goats to end the regular season for Real Salt Lake.
RSL controlled the ball 74 percent of the match but was unable to put a ball in the back of the net and really had trouble just putting a shot on goal. Chivas at the 47th minute capitalizing on an RSL giveaway, allowing Erick Torres to take an open shot on goal that hit off the crossbar and Felix Borja was in the right place at the right time to knock the rebound in what would end up being the lone goal of the match.
Lineups for the game
Real Salt Lake (4-1-2-1-2): Nick Rimando; Carlos Salcedo, Nat Borchers, Chris Schuler (Rich Balchan, 39’) (Sebastian Jaime, 71’), Chris Wingert; Kyle Beckerman (C), Ned Grabavoy, Javier Morales, Luke Mulholland, Joao Plata, Alvaro Saborio (Robbie Findley, 60’)
Substitutes not used: Jeff Attinella; Sebastian Velasquez, Cole Grossman, Luis Gil
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Dan Kennedy; Akira Kaji, Bobby Burling, Eriq Zavaleta, Donny Toia; Matthew Dunn, Oswaldo Minda, Nigel Reo-Coker (Nathan Sturgis, 74’), Leandro Barrera (Marvin Chavez, 88’); Erick Torres, Felix Borja (Agustin Pelletieri, 89’)
Substitutes not used: Trevor Spangenberg; Tony Lochhead, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado; Ryan Finley