View from the Los Angeles Blues: August 24, 2013

Daryoush Yazdani’s Los Angeles Blues were hoping to pull off an upset of the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium in the quarterfinals of the 2013 USL Pro Playoffs. Unfortunately for the Blues, this would be the end of their season.

Los Angeles Blues logo.

Dane Kelly opened up the scoring for Michael Anhaeuser’s Battery in the 24th minute and Mike Azira’s 71st-minute goal was the difference in the Battery’s 2-1 victory over Los Angeles. Mohhammad Rokinpour added a consolation goal in the 84th minute but the rally fell short.

The Blues wrap up the season with a record of 11-8-7 (40 pointsd) and a sixth-place finish in the league. Even though Yazdani turned the tide around midseason, it wasn’t enough for the Blues to figure out their issues against the defending USL Pro Champions. Stability and a search for better talent and consistency will be the priority for the Los Angeles Blues moving forward into next year.

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Weather: Clear   Attendance: 2708 
Summary:

CHS: Dane Kelly 24′
CHS: Mike Azira (Quinton Griffith) 71′
LAB: Mohammad Rokinpour 84′

Cautions
LAB: George Davis 30′
LAB: Cory Miller 43′
LAB: Ryan O’Leary 58′
CHS: Dane Kelly 75′
CHS: Mike Azira 89′

Referees: Howard Ash, Dustin Thorne, Melanie Stoner, Kevin Roberts

 

Los Angeles Blues
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 17 Lopez Alvarez, Rodrigo 64 1
M 4 Pizarro, Nelson 74 1 1
D 28 Garcia, Erlys 83
D 6 Miller, Cory 90 2
D 90 O’Leary, Ryan 90 1
D 27 Spitz, Shay 78 1 1
D 3 Turner, James 90 1
F 9 Cortez, Christopher 64 1
F 11 Davis, George 90 1 2
F 25 Fondy, Matthew Ryan 90 6 1
GK 22 Mohammadi, Mohammad 90
Substitutes
M 20 Gonzalez, Gabriel R -
M 13 Momeni Azandaryani, Mehrshad 26
M 8 Perez-Bernal, Juan 12
M 7 Russell, Allan 26
D 5 Jock, Duach 7 1
D 77 Roknipour, Mohammad 16
GK 1 Woszczynski, Carl M -
Charleston Battery
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 5 Azira, Michael 90 1 1 3
M 11 Griffith, Quinton 72 1 2 1
M 8 Paterson, Nicholas 90 1
M 23 Sanyang, Amadou 90 1 2
D 15 Adjetey, Emmanuel 90
D 22 Ellison, Kenneth Cody Earl 90 1
D 32 Falvey, Colin 90
D 25 Wilson, John 88 1
F 10 Cuevas, Jose “Chiva” 82 1
F 9 Kelly, Dane 76 1 2
GK 0 Cooper, Odisnel 90
Substitutes
M 18 Alderson, Bryce 8
M 7 Fisk Routledge, Benjamin -
M 24 Prince, Zachary “Zach” -
M 19 van Schaik, Jarad 18
D 4 Mueller, Taylor 2
F 16 Cordoves, Haviel 14 1 2
GK 30 Klasila, Kevin -
Los Angeles Blues
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 22 Mohammadi, Mohammad 90 2 1 3 10
Substitutes
GK 1 Woszczynski, Carl M -
Charleston Battery
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 0 Cooper, Odisnel 90 1 1 1 10
Substitutes
GK 30 Klasila, Kevin -
  Team Statistics
Goals Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 0 1 1
Charleston Battery 1 1 2
Shots Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 4 6 10
Charleston Battery 5 5 10
Saves Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 2 1 3
Charleston Battery 1 0 1
Fouls Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 8 3 11
Charleston Battery 4 5 9
Offsides Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 1 0 1
Charleston Battery 2 5 7
Corners Half1 Half2 Final
Los Angeles Blues 1 3 4
Charleston Battery 1 2 3

Topics: Los Angeles Blues, United Soccer Leagues, Usl Pro

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