Super Classico Ends in Draw

Galindo gave Chivas USA a first half lead

The closest thing the United States has to a European Derby match is the Honda Superclassico which features the LA Galaxy and LA based Chivas USA. These games typically have much more active crowd participation than a typical MLS or USL match. Today’s Superclassico was an exciting back and forth match that ended in a draw. Maykel Galindo scored a late first half goal to put Chivas ahead 1 to 0. Landon Donovan came back and pounced a fortuitous bounce of the ball to even the match at 1 in the 50th minute. Chivas has several chances to net a winner most notably an Ante Razov header that went just over the bar in the 79th minute. Controversy ensued in the 87th minute when Galaxy GK Joe Cannon appeared to trip Chivas’ French International Laurent Merlin. No penalty was called and in stoppage time Chivas GK Brad Guzan made a mess of what should have been a routine save and LA almost got a cheap winner.

The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the World Soccer Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the books 'Blue With Envy' about Manchester City FC, and 'Soccerwarz' about the MLS, USL and NASL infighting.
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