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Chivas USA isn't dead just yet, and it has its veteran, mid-season acquisition to thank for that.
Led by a resurgent Juan Pablo Angel, Chivas USA came back from a two-goal deficit to force a 2-2 road draw with D.C. United and blew out Toronto FC, 3-0, to maintain it's postseason hopes for at least another week and capture SBI MLS Team of the Week honors. Angel tallied braces in both of those games to continue his re-emergence since the trade that brought him to Chivas from rival Los Angeles last month. He has six goals in six appearances with Chivas, including five in his last three games.
Chivas remains on the outside of the present postseason picture, trailing 10th-place New York by four points (and the Red Bulls have a game in hand). Nevertheless, if Chivas can win out in its remaining three games — all of which are at the Home Depot Center — the Goats could make things interesting down the stretch, and they'll look back on this past week as a reason why that's even possible.
Chivas edged out the Houston Dynamo, which won at Dallas to move into first place in the East, and the Los Angeles Galaxy, who won at Columbus with a reserve-heavy lineup, to take home the weekly honors.
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