RSL at Chivas USA

Chivas USA
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Real Salt Lake
SUNDAY, MAY 19 8:30PM MDT Home Depot Center


Real Salt Lake (4-1-2-1-2): Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran, Nat Borchers, Carlos Salcedo, Chris Wingert; Kyle Beckerman (C); Ned Grabavoy, Luis Gil (Khari Stephenson, 84'); Javier Morales; Joao Plata (Yordany Alvarez, 73'), Devon Sandoval (Robbie Findley, 62')

Substitutes: Josh Saunders (GK), Lovel Palmer, Chris Schuler, Sebastian Velasquez

Chivas USA (3-5-2): Dan Kennedy; Steve Purdy, Joaquin Velazquez (Gabriel Farfan, 46'), Bobby Burling; Edgar Mejia, Eric Avila, Walter Vilchez, Aaron Ponce, Jorge Villafana (Josue Soto, 88'); Miller Bolanos (Giovani Casillas, 56'), Jose Correa

Substitutes: Patrick McClain (GK), Carlos Borja, Jose Manuel Rivera, Marvin Iraheta


CARSON, Calif. – Real Salt Lake (6-5-2, 20 points, West #2) continued its dominance over Chivas USA (3-6-2, 11 points, West #9) on Sunday night, getting a brace from MF Ned Grabavoy and goals from FW’s Joao Plata and Robbie Findley to beat the Southern California side 4-1 at the Home Depot Center.

Sunday’s win moves RSL to 8-2-1 in its last 11 matches against Chivas USA. The Claret-and-Cobalt is now 5-0-0 in its last five matches at the Goats, outscoring the Rojiblancos 14-2 during that span. RSL is now in second-place in the Western Conference as it heads into a four-game MLS home stand that will begin on Saturday, May 25 with a match against the Chicago Fire at Rio Tinto Stadium.

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Match Stats

Goals and Assists:

Club Time Player (Assisted by)
RSL 4' Ned Grabavoy (Javier Morales, Luis Gil)
RSL 48' Joao Plata (Kyle Beckerman)
CHV 55' Jorge Villafaña (Edgar Mejía)
RSL 78' Robbie Findley  
RSL 91' Ned Grabavoy (Khari Stephenson)



Club Time Player Reason Action
CHV 33' Martin Ponce Foul Yellow
CHV 34' Walter Vilchez Foul Yellow
RSL 84' Yordany Alvarez Foul Yellow

Match Facts:

Chivas USA   Real Salt Lake
18 Attempts on Goal 14
6 Shots on Target 8
10 Shots off Target 4
2 Blocked Shots 2
5 Corner Kicks 5
10 Fouls 11
25 Open Play Crosses 6
1 Offsides 8
2 First Yellow Cards 1
0 Second Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
58 Duels Won 56
50% Duels Won % 49%
393 Total Pass 393
75% Passing Accuracy % 75%
51.1% Possession 48.9%


Quote Sheet



On what it’s like to deal with Chivas USA’s unique tactics:  

“When they give us a different look and a different problem to solve it can be kind of challenging and they were doing it in the first half. They gained a lot of momentum after we scored our goal until about the 35th minute. I think we got back into our game, but they were just doing a lot of different things, taking a lot chances and we aren’t used to seeing some of those thing so it presents some tactical problems.”

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