SuperClasico

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SuperClasico
L.A. Derby,[1] El Clásico Angelino[2]
City or region Carson, California, United States
Teams involved LA Galaxy & Chivas USA
First contested April 23, 2005
Number of meetings 34
Most recent meeting August 31, 2014
Galaxy 3–0 Chivas
All-time series Galaxy: 22
Drawn: 8
Chivas: 4
Largest victory Galaxy 5-0 Chivas (October 2013)

The SuperClasico, formerly known as the Honda SuperClasico for sponsorship reasons, and also known as the L.A. Derby[1] or El Clásico Angelino,[2] was a sports rivalry between Major League Soccer teams LA Galaxy and Chivas USA. The rivalry was considered as the only "true" local derby in MLS from 2005 until 2014, as both teams were based in the Greater Los Angeles city of Carson, California. The rivalry ended in 2014 when Chivas ceased operations.

The word "SuperClasico" is an allegory to the Mexican Súper Clásico between Club América and Chivas USA's parent club Chivas Guadalajara. The term "Clásico" is commonly used to refer to other rivalries in Spanish-speaking countries, most prominently, Argentina's Superclásico between Boca Juniors and River Plate or Spain's El Clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The derby was sponsored by auto company Honda.[citation needed]

From 2005–2007, the derby was four league matches (with a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match in 2005). In 2008–2009, the derby was played three times (plus a two-legged playoff series in 2009). For 2010-2011, the derby was played twice each season. All games are played at StubHub Center which serves as the local venue for both teams. However, in 2012, the league reverted to a more American-style format that sacrificed equity for divisional rivalries which resulted in the teams facing each other 3 times again. The Galaxy led Chivas in the derby, winning eight of nine cups all time.[3]

Match history[edit]

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2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Date Galaxy Chivas
August 31,2014 3 0
June 8, 2014 1 1
Apr 6, 2014 3 0
Oct 6, 2013 5 0
June 23, 2013 1 0
Mar 17, 2013 1 1
Aug 12, 2012 4 0
Jul 21, 2012 3 1
May 19, 2012 0 1
Oct 16, 2011 1 0
May 21, 2011 1 0
Oct 3, 2010 2 1
Apr 1, 2010 2 0
Nov 8, 2009*** 1 0
Nov 1, 2009*** 2 2
Aug 29, 2009 1 0
Jul 11, 2009 1 0
Apr 11, 2009 0 0
Aug 14, 2008 2 2
Jul 10, 2008 1 1
Apr 27, 2008 5 2
Sep 13, 2007 0 3
Aug 23, 2007 0 3
May 20, 2007 1 1
Apr 28, 2007 3 1
Sep 30, 2006 3 0
Jul 15, 2006 0 0
Jun 8, 2006 2 1
Apr 15, 2006 2 1
Aug 10, 2005** 1 0
Aug 3, 2005* 5 2
Jul 16, 2005 2 0
May 28, 2005 2 0
Apr 23, 2005 3 1

* – Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match

** – Played at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum *** – MLS Cup Playoffs

Year Derby
winner
Galaxy Draw Chivas
2005 Galaxy 5 0 0
2006 Galaxy 2 1 1
2007 Chivas 1 1 2
2008 Galaxy 1 2 0
2009 Galaxy 3 2 0
2010 Galaxy 2 0 0
2011 Galaxy 2 0 0
2012 Galaxy 2 0 1
2013 Galaxy 2 1 0
2014 Galaxy 2 1 0
Total 22 8 4

Other rivalries in the Los Angeles area[edit]

Former[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ritzau, Cory (October 16, 2011). "Tables Updated After LA Derby Win". Prost Amerika Soccer. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Serrano, Adam (October 27, 2009). "Chivas USA out for respect in Playoff edition of El Clásico Angelino". majorleaguesoccertalk.com. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]