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Marsch, Galindo help Chivas USA blank Revoluation

Jul 1, 2007 - 8:20 AM CARSON, California (Ticker) -- Jesse Marsch and Maykel Galindo each scored a goal in the second half as Chivas USA rolled to a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night.

With the win, Chivas USA improved to 5-0-1 at home and remain the only club without a home defeat this campaign.

Chivas rebounded well after seeing its three-game winning streak stopped with a 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Houston Dynamo last Thursday.

In the 60th minute, Ante Razov faked out three defenders and made a slicing pass to Marsch, who blasted the go-ahead goal that deflected off the left pole past New England goalkeeper Matt Reis.

"I think maybe here I cause problems for them, I don't know why," Marsch said. "But what is important was that first goal to break the ice and put some pressure on them."

"We had many chances in the first half where we couldn't connect with the final ball and that is what we talked about at halftime and I thought we came out for the second half and did very well," Chivas coach Preki said.

But Chivas received a blow in the 81st minute, when Claudio Suarez was issued a card and ejected for violent conduct against Adam Cristman. Chivas had to play one man down the rest of the way.

It was Suarez's first time getting tossed in two seasons in the league and will miss the next game as a result.

"We will have to adjust; at this time, I'm not sure how but we face these decisions every week and we manage to survive," Preki said.

However, the loss of Suarez didn't slow down Chivas USA as Galindo found the back of the net for his seventh goal of the season past a leading Reis in the 89th minute, creating a 2-0 cushion.

"I feel like I can do that most times on the field, it's a bit of luck and a lot of hard work," Galindo said. "You could see after I scored that they dropped their heads and looked beat."

Signing with the club in February 8, Galindo gained political asylum in the United States while playing for the Cuban National Team during the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

In his first start, netminder Preston Burpo was brilliant in goal, collecting one save on eight shots for his first shutout this season and sixth of his career.

"I'm glad for the chance to play, I'm happy for Brad (Guzan) and for his chance to play with the national team," Burpo said. "The more exposure and experience I get, the more likely I'll get more game time, which is what I need to raise my game."

Chivas will seek to complete a home-and-home series sweep when it travels to Gillette Stadium on July 7.

  • MLS

    Jul 1 12:30 AM

    CHIVAS 2
    CHIVAS GOAL: Maykel Galindo in the 89th minute

    Revolution vs. Chivas USAJul 1 12:23 AM

    CHIVAS 1
    CHIVAS GOAL: Jesse Marsch in the 61st minute

    Revolution vs. Chivas USAJun 30 11:54 PM

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    Jun 30 11:24 PM