MLS Game Summary - Philadelphia at Chivas USA|
(Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Philadelphia 1, Chivas USA 1
Carson, CA (Sports Network) - Juan Pablo Angel denied the Philadelphia Union
the opportunity to move into first place in the Eastern Conference on Sunday,
scoring a late equalizer as Chivas USA played to a 1-1 draw with the Union
at The Home Depot Center.
The Union entered the match in third place, trailing Sporting Kansas City
by two points. A win in Carson would have seen Philadelphia take first place
in the East.
Justin Mapp appeared to have helped the Union achieve that feat, scoring in
the 59th minute. But it was canceled out by Angel, who scored in dramatic
fashion with a header in the 90th minute.
After a scoreless first half, Mapp handed Philadelphia the lead with a
brilliant solo effort. Mapp dribbled at the Chivas defense and advanced to the
top of the box before capitalizing on the lack of pressure, lashing a shot
past goalkeeper Dan Kennedy.
Philadelphia looked as if it would hold onto the lead, but it surrendered a
heart-breaking goal to Angel at the death to throw away two vital points.
Michael Lahoud played a cross to the back post, finding an unmarked Angel. The
Colombian striker nodded his effort off the post and over the goal line to
salvage a point for Chivas.
Philadelphia (10-7-14) now moves into a tie with the Columbus Crew for second
place in the East, deadlocked at 44 points apiece. Chivas (8-12-12) remains in
seventh place in the West with 36 points on the year.
The Union return to action on Oct. 8 when they head to CenturyLink Field to
face Seattle Sounders FC, while Chivas will enjoy a short layoff before its
local derby against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Oct. 16.
10/02 22:23:43 ET