Marsch Lifts Chivas USA

Chivas USA continued their run up the league standings by defeating Real Salt Lake 1-0 at the Home Depot Center on Sunday evening. Jesse Marsch gave the home team the only goal they would need in the 31st minute and Brad Guzan recorded his third straight shutout as the club set a new franchise record for wins in a season (11). Marsch gained notoriety for drawing the ire of David Beckham in Thursday's intra-city clash - a 3-0 victory for Chivas - with his clumsy challenge on the English midfielder sparking a fracas that resulted in the ejections of two players for fighting.

Brad Guzan approves of Chivas USA's recent form. (WireImage)

With the victory, Chivas USA moves into second-place in the Western Conference standings, just two points behind the Houston Dynamo. They appear to be rounding into form very nicely as the playoffs approach. You can find the rest of my game recap at American Soccer Daily.

Player ratings:
Guzan - 6
Suarez - 4
Mendoza - 7
Nunez - 5
Razov - 6
Bornstein - 6
Marsch - 6
Kljestan - 6
Hernandez - 5
Nagamura - 5
Perez - 5

Cunliffe - 5
Galindo - 5

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