Sunday brought us only one match on the Major League Soccer slate in potentially the last season opener for Chivas USA before they rebrand. The timing of that will coincide with their sale from the league to a potential buyer; MLS has stated that the buyer must commit to keeping the club in Los Angeles as well as building them a stadium of their own.
Chivas USA 3, Chicago Fire 2 (StubHub Center; 8,320)
It was a thrilling second half between these two teams as they combined for all five goals including the game-winner from center back Bobby Burling after a Mauro Rosales corner kick.
Chivas scored the first two goals, one coming from a penalty kick. Fire manager Frank Yallop decided to mix up the attack by bringing on Quincy Amarikwa and Benji Joya; the gamble worked perfectly as those two would provide the goals to bring the match level with six minutes of each other.
The Goats registered eight shots on goal which was the most by the team in league play since October 7, 2012 when they had nine in a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas.
3/9: 8,320 fans / 1 game = 8,320 per game
Season: 169,039 fans / 8 games = 21,130 per game
Mid-Week San Jose Earthquakes, Los Angeles Galaxy and Sporting Kansas City in CONCACAF Champions League
Sat 3/15 Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution, 4 pm ET (Univision Deportes, MLS Live)
New York Red Bulls vs. Colorado Rapids, 4 pm ET (MLS Live)
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Toronto FC, 4:30 pm ET (NBC SN, TSN, RDS2)
Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas, 8:30 pm ET (MLS Live)
Houston Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact, 8:30 pm ET (MLS Live)
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake, 10:30 pm ET (MLS Live)
Sun 3/16 Portland Timbers vs. Chicago Fire, 3 pm ET (UniMas)
Chivas USA vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, 7 pm ET (CTV2 BC, MLS Live)