Chivas 2 Fire 1
It's official: Dave Sarachan's hot seat makes Dusty Baker's look like a throne of ice. The Fire's winless streak at home reached five games last night with a 2-1 loss to Chivas (and six if you include a friendly with Club America.) Yp, it's a good thing the Fire doesn't get scrutinized as much as the Cubs in this town. Otherwise, the howls of discontent aimed at Sarachan and GM John Guppy would be deafening. As they should be. This is a team that is not only bad, but getting worse. The results were better during the neverending road trip to begin the season. Is there any worse sign of poor coaching than a team that regresses during the course of a season?
To be fair, the game was lost when Chivas was awarded a penalty kick in second half injury time. It's never fun to see a ref control the outcome of a game like that.
The only positive was that the crowd of 17,066 was the largest since the stadium opener against NY Red Bull. Of course, many of those "fans" were a Mexican contingent there to see Chivas.