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Chivas USA draws 2-2 with Real Salt Lake at The Home Depot Center

CARSON, Calif. - Chivas USA drew 2-2 with fellow MLS expansion side Real Salt Lake this morning in a scrimmage played on the University Field of The Home Depot Center. Arturo Torres opened the scoring for the Red-and-White in the first half, while RSL took the lead in the second with a goal by Jamie Watson and a penalty kick tally by Leighton O'Brien. But Héctor Cuadros managed a last-gasp draw for the home side with a 15-yard strike in the 91st minute.

Chivas USA will play its next exhibition game on Wednesday, March 23 against Club América at Ciudad Juárez' Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez. The match kicks off at 8:00 p.m. CT (local time). Tickets start at 250 pesos (25$US) and will be available in the ticket booths of the stadium, which open at 2:00 p.m. the same day. For advance tickets, visit 'Sounds' record stores in Ciudad Juárez or 'All That Music' in El Paso, Texas.

GOALS:

1-0 (Minute 22):

Arturo Torres receives a through ball from Héctor Cuadros and beats D.J. Countess one-on-one.

1-1 (Minute 51):

Jaime Watson receives a Kevin Novak cross and beats Brad Guzan with a 12-yard strike.

1-2 (Minute 80):

Leighton O'Brien scores from the penalty spot after referee Ramón Hernández calls a foul on Michael Erush.

2-2 (Minute 91):

Héctor Cuadros pounces on a rebound and scores with a 15-yard strike to the far post.

LINEUPS:

CHIVAS USA: Brad Guzan - Orlando Pérez (Jesús Ochoa, 57), Douglas Sequeira, Ryan Suárez, Ezra Hendrickson (Esteban Arias, 59) - Aarón López, Francisco Gómez (Ramón Ramírez, 46), Héctor Cuadros - Matt Taylor (Francisco Mendoza, 46), Isaac Romo (Thiago Martins, 46), Arturo Torres.

Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

REAL SALT LAKE: D.J. Countess (Noah Palmer, 46) - Marlon Rojas (Senad Halilovic, 46), Matt Behncke (Michael Lookingland, 46), Nelson Akwari (Cameron Knowles, 46), Rusty Pierce (Sergio Flores, 46) - Luke Kreamalmeyer (Kevin Novak, , Brian Kamler, Evan Whitfield, Andy Williams - Jason Kreis, Dipsy Selolwane.

Head Coach: John Ellinger

Referee: Ramón Hernández
Assistants: David Bragg, Blake Harper


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