Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Call it the SuperClasico all you want. But there is nothing “super” or “classic” when Chivas USA face the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The league’s most fabricated rivalry ended in a 1-0 victory for the Galaxy late Sunday night. The Goats were out-shot 16-6 and only managed to hold 38 percent possession. A Gyasi Zardes header in the 44th minute gave the Los Angeles its 17th regular-season victory over Chivas.
The two have played only 27 times.
The loss extended Chivas’ losing streak to seven, matching the club record set at the end of last season.
According to the team’s official website, head coach Luis Real Casillas remains optimistic despite a cataclysmic stretch:
It was exciting to face Bruce Arena’s Galaxy in a stadium like this one. It should be something that motivates any trainer. I am excited that I had this opportunity, although, I am not satisfied because the results were not favorable, but I am sure that Chivas is taking the desired path...This is a team that is better than what the results show.
If this is the desired path, allow me to veer off course.
When your fanbase has to result to flying a scrolling LED night sign to show their discontent, you know you've hit rock bottom. Chivas fans want owner Jorge Vergara "out." Given the team's recent history, can you blame them?
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