MLS Game Summary - Los Angeles at Chivas USA|
(Saturday, May 21, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Los Angeles 1, Chivas USA 1
Carson, CA (Sports Network) - Chad Barrett scored the match-winner off a pass
from David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy continued their dominance in the
SuperClasico with a 1-0 win Saturday over Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center.
Beckham curled a free kick in from the left wing, and Barrett headed the ball
from the near side of the area to the far post for his third goal of the year.
Beckham notched his sixth assist of the season, and fifth off a set piece.
Los Angeles (6-2-5) extended its unbeaten streak in the series to nine matches
and extended its cushion atop the Western Conference to six points. Chivas USA
(3-4-3) last defeated L.A. in Major League Soccer in 2007.
After Beckham and Barrett combined on the lone goal in the 26th minute, it was
not until after half that either side came close to scoring again. Barrett had
the chance on a breakaway in the 49th, but missed an open net.
Chivas came within inches of earning a point, but Ben Zemanski's 65th-minute
drive swerved away from the upper left and hit the post.
The Galaxy remain at The Home Depot Center for their next match on Wednesday -
this time as the home team - against the Houston Dynamo. Chivas USA will try
to rebound May 28 at the Columbus Crew.
05/22 00:24:14 ET