Defensive blunders punctuated yesterday’s SuperClásico MLS Cup 2009 Playoff game between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA as the teams drew 2-2.
Maicon Santos scored early for Chivas before Mike Magee tied the match at 1-1. Landon Donovan gave Los Angeles a 2-1 lead at halftime. However, Maykel Galindo was able to secure the draw for Chivas USA in the 50th minute.
England international David Beckham played the entire game for L.A. in his first MLS playoff appearance.
The winner next Sunday’s second leg at the Home Depot Center will advance to the conference final.
Los Angeles Galaxy (0-0-1) vs. Chivas USA (0-0-1)
November 01, 2009 — The Home Depot Center
CHV — Maicon Santos 1 (Sacha Kljestan 1) 4
LA — Mike Magee 1 (unassisted) 14
LA — Landon Donovan 1 (unassisted) 41
CHV — Maykel Galindo 1 (unassisted) 50
Los Angeles Galaxy — Donovan Ricketts, Sean Franklin, Gregg Berhalter, Omar Gonzalez, Todd Dunivant, Chris Birchall (Chris Klein 77), David Beckham, Dema Kovalenko, Mike Magee (Eddie Lewis 63), Edson Buddle (Alan Gordon 69), Landon Donovan,
Substitutes Not Used: A.J. DeLaGarza, Jovan Kirovski, Yohance Marshall, Josh Saunders
Chivas USA — Zach Thornton, Carey Talley, Jonathan Bornstein, Yamith Cuesta, Ante Jazic (Jorge Flores 79), Michael Lahoud (Maykel Galindo 46), Paulo Nagamura, Marcelo Saragosa, Sacha Kljestan, Justin Braun, Maicon Santos (Jesus Padilla 77),
Substitutes Not Used: Jon Conway, Eduardo Lillingston, Shavar Thomas, Mariano Trujillo
LA — Chris Birchall (caution; Reckless Tackle) 27
CHV — Marcelo Saragosa (caution; Reckless Foul) 81