New Era: Chivas USA 1, LA Galaxy 0

CARSON, CA - MAY 19: Correa and Agudelo have been with Chivas for less than a month altogether, but made a major impact Saturday (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Chivas USA entered Saturday's match against the LA Galaxy with an almost entirely made over lineup from 2011, and the new group made a difference, as Chivas came away with a 1-0 victory. The lone goal came courtesy of Jose Correa, who scored on a penalty kick in the 72nd minute after former Chivas defender David Junior Lopes handled the ball on the goal line after goalkeeper Brian Perk came off his line in a scramble in the box and received a red card for his actions. Although few Chivas fans were particularly sad to lose Lopes several weeks back when the Galaxy traded for him, it was an unfortunate moment for a player who has continually struggled in MLS.

Regardless, it is not Chivas' issue at this point. Correa had to take the penalty twice after the first one was waved off when Jorge Villafana was judged to have encroached, but the Colombian striker got his second goal in two matches with the PK. It was also Chivas' second penalty goal in the last two home matches after going 21 months without earning a penalty, and it was Chivas' first clean sheet at home this year. Most importantly, it was Chivas' first home win in 2012, and it couldn't have come at a better time, as they beat the Galaxy for the first time since August 2007. Clearly, this was a terrific night in many ways for Chivas.

Tomorrow, we'll offer more analysis of the victory and provide the regular talking points, but it's time to savor this victory. Is this the beginning of a new era in Chivas' history? Only time will tell, but this is a win to remember.

What do you think? Leave a comment below!

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