Chivas Vs. RSL: Goats Pull Off Stunner On Road

SANDY, UT - MARCH 24: Oswaldo Minda #8 of Chivas USA heads the ball away from Luis Gil #21 of Real Salt Lake during the first half at Rio Tinto Stadium on March 24, 2012, in Sandy, Utah. (Photo by Douglas C. Pizac/Getty Images)

Chivas USA were able to pull of a huge early season upset, defeating Real Salt Lake 1-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy Utah. The win was Chivas' first of 2012, and their first points in their third match.

Chivas USA were able to pull of a huge early season upset, defeating Real Salt Lake 1-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy Utah. The win was Chivas' first of 2012, and their first points in their third match. They were the only Western Conference team without a win in the first two weeks.

Casey Townsend was the one to put the ball in the back of the net for Chivas in the 76'. Ante Jazic sent in a cross from the left hand corner, and Townsend challenged Rimando for it. With the ball falling in the box, Townsend was able to kick it in with his right foot before the keeper could make a second reaction.

Chivas then had to go into bunker mode, with a one goal lead on the road. Having withstood RSL's attack in the first half, the goats were up for the challenge again. Some clutch defensive stops by McKenzie made all the difference, and Kennedy made some fine saves.

It's a result that shakes up the Western Conference early in the season, in a season which has already been a bit wacky. Chivas share last place in the West with the LA Galaxy, who are off this weekend. Chivas' next match is at The Home Depot Center next Sunday against Sporting Kansas City, with the LA Galaxy hosting the New England Revolution on Saturday.

For more on Chivas USA, check out The Goat Parade.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.