It's been speculated that Sunday's match was Robin Fraser's last as the coach of Chivas USA. If he's going out, he's made sure to do it on a high note and with some season-best play. For the first time in 2012 league play, Chivas scored a goal in stoppage time--instead of the other way around. The team liked it so much, they doubled down when Juan Agudelo slotted home the equalizer four minutes later.
The team that produced Sunday's come-from-behind draw was a team few of us had seen both in terms of personnel and in spirit.
Here are the goals Chivas scored after the 90th minute this season. You'll notice that two of the four offensive goals were in the U.S. Open Cup:
|91st||Laurent Courtois||FC Dallas|
|91st||Ante Jazic (own goal)||Seattle|
Juan Pablo Angel (penalty)
|94th||Jose Correa (off Courtois free kick)||Carolina|
|94th||Juan Agudelo||FC Dallas|
The Importance of the Front Door
Ben the Burner
We've raved before about the versatility former fourth round pick Ben Zemanski brings to the team. Zemanski, if you look at his heatmap, did a fantastic James Riley impersonation, covering the entire right side in one big smudge as well as leading the team in opta "events." He did struggle at times with Fabian Castillo's pace and skill on the ball, but he does not typically play right back.