Tale of Tape 7-3-13

Pre-match measurement of Chivas de Guadalajara

In boxing, the tale of the tape is the pre-fight measurements between the two combatants. In 2013, we're telling the tale of the tape between D.C. United and its foe of the week.

DCU vs. Central America
In all competitions against teams from Central America, D.C. United holds a mark of 28-17-10, including its last game against a team from the region, a 1-0 win over the El Salvador national team on 6/19/10.

CDG Struggles in 2013
Chivas de Guadalajara has won just three games this year, all of which came in the Mexican Clausura. The club concluded its league season with six consecutive losses.

Carlos Ruiz, 2003 All-Star MVP
The MLS All-Star Game on 8/2/03 saw the MLS All-Stars take on Chivas de Guadalajara at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The MLS All-Stars were victorious 3-1; with then- LA Galaxy forward Carlos Ruiz netting the game-winning goal and being named the All-Star MVP.

CD Guadalajara at RFK
Since the sides first met on 8/24/97 – the third place match of the 1997 CONCACAF Champions Cup – D.C. United has achieved a 1-2-1 record against Chivas de Guadalajara when playing at RFK Stadium.

First Victory over CD Guadalajara
D.C. United earned its first-ever win over Chivas de Guadalajara on 9/26/2007 in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana round of 16. United took the lead when then- midfielder and current Head Coach Ben Olsen tallied in the 23rd minute. The Black-and-Red then doubled its advantage in the 55th minute thanks to a Clyde Simms finish. Chivas pulled one goal back after 61 minutes through Sergio Santana.

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