Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Guzan shuts out Red Bulls

I've been out and about doing family stuff for most of the afternoon so I haven't yet gotten a chance to post about today's Chivas USA-Red Bulls match. The Red-and-White beat New York 1-0 on an early goal by Ante Razov. It was so early in fact that I didn't see it. Thanks to bad traffic on the 91, I didn't get to the game until minutes after Ante scored. Of course, not much happened afterward.

Chivas USA looked like this in the first half:

Brad Guzan; Jorge Flores, Jim Curtin, Claudio Suarez, Alex Zotinca; John Cunliffe, Marko Muslin, Jesse Marsch, Sacha Kljestan; Ante Razov, Atiba Harris.

The second half lineup:

Brad Guzan, Jorge Flores, Mike Munoz, Marko Muslin, Zach Flores; El Hadj Cisse (Nick Blanco 77), Kraig Chiles, Dan Paladini, Keith Savagel Justin Braun, Chukwudi Chijinju.

I thought Jorge Flores played decent at left back. He wasn't Jonathan Bornstein but he did okay for himself. Not sure if that's his best position but he could prove to be useful at left back if he develops well there. None of the other players from the second half impressed, well, except for Brad Guzan. He made a pair of nice saves late in the game to preserve the shutout.

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