Chivas USA Vs. San Jose Recap: Goats Unable To Handle Quakes At Home, Fall 2-0

Without a win in their previous six matches, Chivas USA was unable to grab any points on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center, dropping their match with the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-0, and falling into the cellar of the Western Conference.

Despite keeping the game at a scoreless tie much of the way through the first half, the Earthquakes were able to convert a penalty kick in the 40th minute to break the tie. The goal proved the only score San Jose would need on the night, despite its controversial nature.

Chivas defender John Valencia hit the Earthquakes' Alan Gordon away from the play, which resulted in a penalty kick being awarded to San Jose after the referees conferred. The decision was one Chivas coach Robin Fraser did not agree with, and he was ejected for arguing. The Quakes Chris Wondolowski converted the penalty kick.

Gordon scored a fantastic goal in the 50th minute to put the game away.

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