Bays Net Two Second-Half Goals, Take Advantage of Chivas USA Red Card
HOUSTON (July 20, 2012) – Baltimore Bays Chelsea’s U-17/18 team ended its two-game slide with two second-half goals en route to a 2-0 victory against Chivas USA on Friday at the Houston Amateur Sports Park. Bays finished third in Group 2 and advance to Sunday’s fifth-place game of Academy Finals Week.
Baltimore was aided by a Chivas USA red card midway through the first half, and in the second half, midfielder Jacori Hayes and Christian Morales tallied goals to pace Baltimore.
“In the second half we were much, much better,” Baltimore Bays Chelsea head coach Steve Nichols said. “We moved the ball, our energy level was high and defensively we were much sharper.”
The game-winner proved to be Hayes’ 59th-minute goal as Malcolm Harris set him up down the left side. Hayes aimed toward the inside of the right post and his clinical finish gave Baltimore Bays Chelsea the 1-0 lead.
“I just ran into the box and just hoping that I’d get the ball and create havoc,” Hayes said. “When it fell to me, it was a little bit behind, but I pushed it forward with my left, tried to slot it at the back post and luckily enough it hit the post and went in.”
Bays second-half sub Morales added to the lead in the 79th minute as Baltimore quickly countered against the Chivas USA defense. Morales’ shot found the left side of the goal and essentially put the match out of reach for shorthanded Chivas.
Entering Friday’s game, Baltimore had only scored one goal in its first two games, which were losses to Solar Chelsea SC and Group 2 winner FC Dallas.
“Sooner or later you’ve got to finish your chances, or you’re going to have the same fate as the first two games,” Nichols said. “Hats off to them, they found a way to get a couple goals, which we didn’t get in the first two games when we should have.”
From Chivas USA’s perspective, the game took a dramatic turn in the 26th minute when it was ruled that Chivas USA’s Jose Dheming head-butted a Baltimore Bays Chelsea player. Dheming was issued a straight red card and Chivas played the remainder of the match with 10 men.
“Certainly the tournament hasn’t gone the way we wanted it to,” Chivas USA head coach Dan Calichman said. “They wanted to win this last game before whatever place we end up in. Obviously the red card changed it, but the guys had a lot of character and they worked really hard and made it tough for Baltimore. Baltimore’s a good team. The more we tried to push, the more they countered us, and they’re awfully fast up front. They made us pay.”
With the early red card, the Goats’ best scoring opportunities came in the first half off the foot of Marco Delgado. The homegrown player was responsible for both of Chivas USA’s shots on goal in the first half, including a 16th-minute strike that forced Bays goalkeeper Andrew Harris to make a diving save to his right.
Harris made two saves and Chivas USA goalkeeper Jake McGuire had five saves on the night.
Next up, Baltimore faces the Colorado Rapids in the fifth-place game at 10 a.m. CT on Sunday, July 22. Chivas USA will battle De Anza Force in the seventh-place match at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Both games are at the Houston Amateur Sports Park.
-Development Academy Finals Week Match Report-
Chivas USA vs. Baltimore Bays Chelsea
Date: July 20, 2012
Competition: 2012 Development Academy Finals Week – U-17/18
Venue: Houston Amateur Sports Park
Kickoff: 9 p.m. CT
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
CHV 0 0 0
BBC 0 2 2
BBC – Jacori Hayes (Malcolm Harris) 59th minute
BBC – Christian Morales 79
CHV: 1-Jake McGuire; 41-Julio Chavez (44-Brian Kennedy, 67) , 49-Stephen Copley, 35-Alex Heilmann (65-Josue Garcia, 83), 54-Eric Gonzalez; 37-Eduardo Quezada (50-Rene Santos, 64) , 39-Marco Delgado (70-Adam Arana, 52), 95-Daniel Moreno (31-Mark Verso, 70); 63-Ever De La Torre, 79-Romario Lomeli (83-Adonis Amaya, 79), 3-Jose Dheming
Substitutions Not Used: 0-Alex Montion
Head Coach: Dan Calichman
1-Andrew Harris; 14-Matt Shinsky (5-Alex Ponvert , 64), 27-Tanner Vosvick, 6-Michael DeGraffenreidt, 21-Malcolm Harris; 4-Jacori Hayes
(19-Christian Porras, 83), 10-Romilio Hernandez, 8-Rick Greensfelder (20-Sam Tana, 46); 13-Mike Gamble (11-Christian Morales, 75), 3-Logan McHugh
(17-Ryan Kennedy, 56), 9-Yaw Amankwa (12-Jeremy DeGraffenreidt, 78)
Substitutions Not Used: 24-Nick Voyton
Head coach: Steve Nichols
Stats Summary: CHV / BBC
Shots: 5 / 10
Shots on Goal: 2 / 7
Saves: 5 / 2
Corner Kicks: 4 / 3
Fouls: 11 / 15
Offside: 1 / 6
BBC – Jacori Hayes (caution) 25th minute
CHV – Jose Dheming (sent off) 26
BBC – Michael DeGraffenreidt (caution) 36
CHV – Eric Gonzalez (caution) 45
CHV – Alex Heilmann (caution) 83
CHV – Adam Arana (caution) 84
Referee: Richonne Clark
Assistant Referee 1: Jeffrey Greeson
Assistant Referee 2: Ramon Bermudez Jr.
Fourth Official: Juliana Duncan
ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Jacori Hayes