2014 Chivas USA season

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Chivas USA
2014 season
Owner MLS
Head coach Wilmer Cabrera
Stadium StubHub Center
MLS Western Conference: 7th
Overall: 16th
MLS Cup Playoffs Did not qualify
U.S. Open Cup Fourth round
SuperClasico Runners-up
Desert Diamond Cup Runners-up (1–3–0)
Top goalscorer League: Torres (14)
All: Torres (16)
Highest home attendance 15,008
vs. LA Galaxy
(April 6 MLS
Regular Season)
Lowest home attendance 3,702
vs. Portland Timbers
(May 28 MLS
Regular Season)
Average home league attendance 3,467
Home colors
Away colors

The 2014 Chivas USA season was Chivas USA's eleventh and final season in Major League Soccer, the top division for soccer in America.

Finishing seventh in the Western Conference, it was the club's first season since 2009 that they did not finish in last place in the Western Conference. However, the club failed to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs for a fifth-consecutive year. Outside of MLS play, Chivas reached the fourth round proper of the U.S. Open Cup, where they fell in penalties to the Carolina RailHawks of the second-division NASL. In the SuperClasico, Chivas finished as runners-up to inner-city rivals, LA Galaxy. The club's best performance in external competitions came in the preseason Desert Diamond Cup, where Chivas finished in second place.

Despite the poor production on the field, the bright spot on the club was young Mexican international Cubo Torres, who led the club in goals scored during the regular season, with fifteen. He finished seventh in the league in total MLS regular season goals for 2014.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Number Position Player Previous club Fee/notes Ref.
December 11, 2013 7 MF Argentina Mauro Rosales Seattle Sounders Trade with Tristan Bowen [1]
December 12, 2013 16 DF United States Andrew Jean-Baptiste Portland Timbers Trade with Jorge Villafaña and Re-Entry pick [2]
January 21, 2014 17 MF United States Thomas McNamara Clemson Tigers SuperDraft 2nd round
January 21, 2014 21 FW United States Kris Tyrpak Houston Baptist Huskies SuperDraft 3rd round
January 21, 2014 13 DF United States Michael Nwiloh Georgia State Panthers SuperDraft 4th round [3]
January 22, 2014 4 DF New Zealand Tony Lochhead New Zealand Wellington Phoenix [4]
January 27, 2014 25 DF United States Donny Toia Phoenix FC
February 19, 2014 8 MF Argentina Agustín Pelletieri Argentina Racing Club [5]
February 24, 2014 19 FW England Luke Moore Turkey Elazığspor [6]
February 28, 2014 22 DF United States Eriq Zavaleta Seattle Sounders Loan [7]
March 3, 2014 6 DF Spain Daniel Fragoso Spain Hospitalet [8]
March 9, 2014 23 GK United States Trevor Spangenberg Springfield Synergy [9]
April 10, 2014 5 MF Argentina Martín Rivero Argentina Rosario Central [10]
April 17, 2014 6 MF United States Matt Dunn UMFK Bengals Waiver Draft [3]
May 8, 2014 18 MF Honduras Marvin Chávez Colorado Rapids Trade with Luke Moore [11]
May 8, 2014 19 FW United States Ryan Finley Columbus Crew Trade for 2016 MLS SuperDraft pick [12]
June 24, 2014 14 DF Japan Akira Kaji Japan Gamba Osaka [13]
July 1, 2014 24 MF United States Nathan Sturgis Colorado Rapids Trade with Carlos Alvarez [14]
August 14, 2014 20 FW Ecuador Félix Borja Mexico Pachuca Loan [15]
August 21, 2014 7 MF England Nigel Reo-Coker Vancouver Whitecaps Trade with Mauro Rosales [16]
August 22, 2014 34 DF Colombia Jhon Hurtado Chicago Fire Trade for allocation money [17]

Out[edit]

Position: Player Transferred to Details Date Source
DF Mexico Mario de Luna Mexico Guadalajara Loan return November 21, 2013 [18]
DF United States Jaime Frías Jr. Mexico Guadalajara Loan return November 21, 2013 [18]
DF Mexico Edgar Mejía Mexico Guadalajara Loan return November 21, 2013 [18]
FW Mexico Julio Morales Mexico Guadalajara Loan return November 21, 2013 [18]
GK United States Patrick McLain United States Orange County Blues Contract option declined November 21, 2013 [18]
DF El Salvador Steve Purdy Free Agent Contract option declined November 21, 2013 [18]
MF United States Daniel Antúnez United States Arizona United Contract option declined November 21, 2013 [18]
MF El Salvador Marvin Iraheta El Salvador Alianza Contract option declined November 21, 2013 [18]
MF United States Josue Soto United States San Antonio Scorpions Contract option declined November 21, 2013 [18]
MF Mexico José Manuel Rivera Mexico Irapuato Contract option declined November 21, 2013 [18]

Roster[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (Age) Signed from Signed in Contract ends Apps. Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Dan Kennedy United States GK (1982-07-22)22 July 1982 (aged 32) Chile Deportes Iquique 2008
23 Trevor Spangenberg United States GK (1991-04-21)21 April 1991 (aged 23) Springfield Synergy 2014 1 0
28 Tim Melia United States GK (1986-05-15)15 May 1986 (aged 28) Real Salt Lake 2012 9 0
Defenders
2 Bobby Burling United States DF (1984-10-15)15 October 1984 (aged 30) Montreal Impact 2012 75 1
3 Carlos Bocanegra United States DF (1979-05-25)25 May 1979 (aged 35) Scotland Rangers 2013 30 0
4 Tony Lochhead New Zealand DF (1982-01-12)12 January 1982 (aged 32) New Zealand Wellington Phoenix 2014 21 0
13 Michael Nwiloh United States DF (1990-11-10)10 November 1990 (aged 23) Georgia State Panthers 2014 0 0
14 Akira Kaji Japan DF (1980-01-13)13 January 1980 (aged 34) Japan Gamba Osaka 2014 15 0
16 Andrew Jean-Baptiste United States DF (1992-06-16)16 June 1992 (aged 22) Portland Timbers 2014 10 0
22 Eriq Zavaleta United States DF (1992-08-02)2 August 1992 (aged 22) Loan from Seattle Sounders 2014 2014 18 0
25 Donny Toia United States DF (1992-05-28)28 May 1992 (aged 22) Phoenix FC 2014 28 2
34 Jhon Hurtado Colombia DF (1984-05-16)16 May 1984 (aged 30) Chicago Fire 2014 6 0
Midfielders
5 Martín Rivero Argentina MF (1989-11-13)13 November 1989 (aged 24) Argentina Rosario Central 2014 7 0
6 Matt Dunn United States MF (1994-01-13)13 January 1994 (aged 20) Serbia OFK Beograd 2014 7 0
7 Nigel Reo-Coker England MF (1984-05-14)14 May 1984 (aged 30) Vancouver Whitecaps 2014 9 0
8 Agustín Pelletieri Argentina MF (1982-05-17)17 May 1982 (aged 32) Argentina Racing Club 2014 28 1
11 Leandro Barrera Argentina MF (1991-02-22)22 February 1991 (aged 23) Loan from Argentina Argentinos Juniors 2014 2014 33 1
12 Marco Delgado United States MF (1988-06-23)23 June 1988 (aged 26) Chivas USA Academy 2012 38 2
15 Eric Avila United States MF (1987-11-24)24 November 1987 (aged 26) Toronto FC 2013 59 3
17 Thomas McNamara United States MF (1991-02-06)6 February 1991 (aged 23) Jersey Express 2014 6 1
18 Marvin Chávez Honduras MF (1983-11-03)3 November 1983 (aged 30) Colorado Rapids 2014 14 2
24 Nathan Sturgis United States MF (1987-07-06)6 July 1987 (aged 27) Colorado Rapids 2014 16 0
30 Oswaldo Minda Ecuador MF (1983-07-26)26 July 1983 (aged 30) Ecuador Deportivo Quito 2012 60 2
Forwards
9 Erick Torres Mexico FW (1993-01-19)19 January 1993 (aged 21) Loan from Mexico Guadalajara 2013 2014 45 22
19 Ryan Finley United States FW (1991-03-27)27 March 1991 (aged 23) Columbus Crew 2014 17 2
20 Félix Borja Ecuador FW (1991-03-27)27 March 1991 (aged 23) Loan from Mexico Pachuca 2014 2014 12 3
29 Caleb Calvert United States FW (1996-10-22)22 October 1996 (aged 18) Chivas USA Academy 2013 0 0
21 Kris Tyrpak United States FW (1992-03-19)19 March 1992 (aged 22) Austin Aztex 2014 10 1
Left Chivas USA
6 Daniel Fragoso Spain DF (1982-03-31)31 March 1982 (aged 32) Spain Hospitalet 2014 2 0
7 Mauro Rosales Argentina MF (1981-02-24)24 February 1981 (aged 33) Seattle Sounders 2014 21 0
10 Adolfo Bautista Mexico FW (1979-05-15)15 May 1979 (aged 35) Mexico Atlético San Luis 2013 7 0
10 Luis Bolaños Ecuador FW (1985-03-27)27 March 1985 (aged 29) Loan from Ecuador LDU Quito 2013 2013 3 0
19 Luke Moore England FW (1986-02-13)13 February 1986 (aged 28) Turkey Elazığspor 2014 6 0
20 Carlos Alvarez United States MF (1990-11-12)12 November 1990 (aged 23) Connecticut Huskies 2013 43 3
26 Matthew Fondy United States FW (1989-07-28)28 July 1989 (aged 25) Los Angeles Blues 2013 8 0

Kits[edit]

Home
Home Alt.
Home Alt. 2
Away
Away Alt.
Away Alt. 2
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Info
Home Red / White Navy Red
Home Alt. Red / White White White U.S. Open Cup, Fourth Round, June 15 against Carolina
Home Alt. 2 Red / White White Red MLS, May 17 against Dallas
Away Navy Red Navy
Away Alt. Navy White Navy MLS, March 22 against Dallas
Away Alt. 2 Navy White White MLS, September 7 against Columbus

Friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

MLS[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Seattle Sounders FC 34 20 10 4 65 50 +15 64 Conference Semi-finals & 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League
2 LA Galaxy 34 17 7 10 69 37 +32 61 Conference Semi-finals
3 Real Salt Lake 34 15 8 11 54 39 +15 56 Knockout round
4 FC Dallas 34 16 12 6 55 45 +10 54
5 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 12 8 14 42 40 +2 50
6 Portland Timbers 34 12 9 13 61 52 +9 49
7 Chivas USA 34 9 19 6 29 61 −32 33
8 Colorado Rapids 34 8 18 8 43 62 −19 32
9 San Jose Earthquakes 34 6 16 12 35 50 −15 30
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.
Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 Seattle Sounders FC (SS) (W1) 64 34 20 10 4 65 50 +15 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 1 4
2 LA Galaxy 61 34 17 7 10 69 37 +32 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 2
3 D.C. United (E1) 59 34 17 9 8 52 37 +15 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 3
4 Real Salt Lake 56 34 15 8 11 54 39 +15 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 5
5 New England Revolution 55 34 17 13 4 51 46 +5  
6 FC Dallas 54 34 16 12 6 55 45 +10
7 Columbus Crew 52 34 14 10 10 52 42 +10
8 New York Red Bulls 50 34 13 10 11 55 50 +5
9 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 50 34 12 8 14 42 40 +2 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 6
10 Sporting Kansas City 49 34 14 13 7 48 41 +7  
11 Portland Timbers 49 34 12 9 13 61 52 +9
12 Philadelphia Union 42 34 10 12 12 51 51 0
13 Toronto FC 41 34 11 15 8 44 54 −10
14 Houston Dynamo 39 34 11 17 6 39 58 −19
15 Chicago Fire 36 34 6 10 18 41 51 −10
16 Chivas USA 33 34 9 19 6 29 61 −32
17 Colorado Rapids 32 34 8 18 8 43 62 −19
18 San Jose Earthquakes 30 34 6 16 12 35 50 −15
19 Montreal Impact 28 34 6 18 10 38 58 −20 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League 7
Updated to matches played on October 26, 2014 11:36 PM, EDT. Source: MLSSoccer.com
Notation Key:
(SS) = Supporters Shield winner
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion
(W1) = Western Conference champion

1 The highest ranked U.S.-based MLS club qualifies to the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League seeding Pot A (Canadian teams normally do not qualify for the Champions League through MLS, qualifying instead via the Canadian Championship, however see note 4.) The other U.S. representatives in the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League are:

5 If the same team qualifies multiple times and/or if a Canadian team occupies one or more of the MLS qualifying places, then the American MLS team(s) with the best regular-season record not otherwise qualified are entered.

6 For this season only, the highest placed Canadian team will be awarded Canada's place in the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League, as a result of the rescheduling of the Canadian Championship in 2015.[19]

7 Montreal Impact qualified for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League as winners of the 2014 Canadian Championship.


Results summary[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Results[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

As of match played October 26, 2014

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Major League Soccer U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK United States Dan Kennedy 34 0 33 0 1 0
2 GK United States Bobby Burling 23 1 20+2 1 1 0
3 DF United States Carlos Bocanegra 18 0 18 0 0 0
4 DF New Zealand Tony Lochhead 21 0 19+1 0 1 0
5 MF Argentina Martín Rivero 8 0 6+1 0 0+1 0
6 MF United States Matt Dunn 7 0 4+3 0 0 0
7 MF England Nigel Reo-Coker 9 0 9 0 0 0
8 MF Argentina Agustín Pelletieri 28 1 22+5 1 1 0
9 FW Mexico Erick Torres 30 15 29 15 0+1 0
11 MF Argentina Leandro Barrera 33 1 24+8 1 1 0
12 MF United States Marco Delgado 21 2 12+8 2 1 0
14 DF Japan Akira Kaji 15 0 14+1 0 0 0
15 MF United States Eric Avila 30 0 26+3 0 1 0
16 DF United States Andrew Jean-Baptiste 10 0 8+2 0 0 0
17 MF United States Thomas McNamara 6 1 6 1 0 0
18 MF Honduras Marvin Chávez 14 2 8+6 2 0 0
19 FW United States Ryan Finley 17 2 4+12 1 1 1
20 FW Ecuador Félix Borja 12 3 12 3 0 0
21 FW United States Kris Tyrpak 10 1 0+9 1 0+1 0
22 DF United States Eriq Zavaleta 18 0 15+2 0 1 0
23 GK United States Trevor Spangenberg 1 0 0+1 0 0 0
24 MF United States Nathan Sturgis 16 0 9+7 0 0 0
25 GK United States Donny Toia 28 0 24+3 0 1 0
28 GK United States Tim Melia 1 0 0+1 0 0 0
30 MF Ecuador Oswaldo Minda 20 0 20 0 0 0
34 DF Colombia Jhon Hurtado 6 0 5+1 0 0 0
Players who left Chivas USA during the season:
6 DF Spain Daniel Fragoso 2 0 0+2 0 0 0
7 MF Argentina Mauro Rosales 21 0 16+5 0 0 0
10 FW Mexico Adolfo Bautista 7 0 1+6 0 0 0
10 FW Ecuador Luis Bolaños 3 0 0+3 0 0 0
19 FW United States Luke Moore 6 0 2+4 0 0 0
20 MF United States Carlos Alvarez 12 0 7+4 0 1 0
26 FW United States Matthew Fondy 1 0 0+1 0 0 0

Goal scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name MLS U.S. Open Cup Total
1 FW Mexico 9 Erick Torres 15 0 15
2 FW Ecuador 20 Félix Borja 3 0 3
3 MF United States 12 Marco Delgado 2 0 2
MF Honduras 18 Marvin Chávez 2 0 2
FW United States 19 Ryan Finley 1 1 2
6 DF United States 2 Bobby Burling 1 0 1
MF Argentina 8 Agustín Pelletieri 1 0 1
MF United States 17 Thomas McNamara 1 0 1
MF Argentina 11 Leandro Barrera 1 0 1
FW United States 21 Kris Tyrpak 1 0 1
Own goal 1 0 1
TOTALS 29 1 30

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name MLS U.S. Open Cup Total
YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card YC Yellow cardYellow cardRed card Red card
1 United States GK Dan Kennedy 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
2 United States DF Bobby Burling 7 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 1
3 United States DF Carlos Bocanegra 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4 New Zealand DF Tony Lochhead 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
5 Argentina MF Martín Rivero 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 Argentina MF Mauro Rosales 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
7 England MF Nigel Reo-Coker 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
8 Argentina MF Agustín Pelletieri 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1
9 Mexico FW Erick Torres 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1
10 Mexico FW Adolfo Bautista 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 Argentina MF Leandro Barrera 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
12 United States MF Marco Delgado 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1
14 Japan DF Akira Kaji 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
15 United States MF Eric Avila 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
16 United States DF Andrew Jean-Baptiste 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
18 Honduras MF Marvin Chávez 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1
20 United States MF Carlos Alvarez 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
21 United States FW Kris Tyrpak 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 United States DF Eriq Zavaleta 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 United States MF Nathan Sturgis 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
25 United States DF Donny Toia 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
28 United States GK Tim Melia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
30 Ecuador MF Oswaldo Minda 12 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 1
TOTALS 71 0 9 0 0 0 71 0 9

Awards[edit]

MLS Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player Opponent Link
17 Mexico Erick Torres San Jose Earthquakes and Montreal Impact Player of the Week

MLS Goal of the Week[edit]

Week Player Opponent Link
17 Mexico Erick Torres Montreal Impact Goal Week 17

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seattle Sounders trade Mauro Rosales to Chivas USA for rights to Tristan Bowen, swap allocation spots". www.mlssoccer.com. MLS Soccer. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Timbers trade Andrew Jean-Baptiste to Chivas USA for Jorge Villafana and No. 2 Re-Entry spot". www.mlssoccer.com/. MLS Soccer. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Chivas USA add depth with signings of former US U-17 int'l Matt Dunn, draft pick Michael Nwiloh". www.mlssoccer.com. MLS Soccer. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Lochhead joins Chivas USA". www.fifa.com/. FIFA. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
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  6. ^ "Chivas USA formally announce signing of former Aston Villa forward Luke Moore". www.mlssoccer.com. MLS Soccer. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
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  10. ^ "Chivas USA acquire midfielder Martin Rivero from the Colorado Rapids". www.thegoatparade.com. The Goat Parade. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Rapids acquire defender Gale Agbossoumonde from Toronto FC". www.coloradorapids.com. Colorado Rapids. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Crew acquires conditional 2016 Second Round SuperDraft selection in trade with Chivas USA". www.columbuscrewsc.com. Columbus Crew SC. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Chivas USA sign former Japanese national team defender, World Cup veteran Akira Kaji". www.mlssoccer.com. MLS Soccer. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Rapids acquire Carlos Alvarez from Chivas USA". www.coloradorapids.com. Colorado Rapids. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
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  19. ^ "Changes for future Amway Canadian Championships". CONCACAF.com. March 21, 2014.