Danny Mwanga's strike from 20 yards out in the 82nd minute capped off a Union comeback that saw the home team preserve their undefeated home record and a snatch a much needed three points from Chivas USA. The LA team struck first in the in the 28th minute with a Michael Umana headed goal that gave Chivas the lead for the remainder of the first half. The Union would respond early in the second half when the "old Serb" Veljko Paunovic calmly slotted in a cross from Justin Mapp to level it at 1-1.
Paunovic would play a pivotal role as the Union grabbed their first lead after the Serb played a brilliant long ball to Carlos Ruiz, who fought off a Chivas defender and then beat the goalkeeper to put the Union up 2-1. The lead would last only eight minutes as Justin Braun was played through free on the keeper and chipped a neat goal right over Faryd Mondragon to pull Chivas back to 2-2.
That's when the Mwanga late game magic happened. Le Toux played a pass from the right to the top of the box where Danny Mwanga's first touch actually let him down. He would quickly recollect the ball however, tee it up and fire it to the far post from 20 yards out to seal the win for the Union in the 82nd minute.
Mwanga now has a team leading five goals and yet still Peter Nowak seems to only use him as a sub if Carlos Ruiz is available.
It was the first win in five matched for the Union, who have now reclaimed their place at the top of the table in Eastern conference with 26 points.