Chivas USA falls 3-0 to Earthquakes

CARSON, Calif. - Chivas USA fell 3-0 to the San Jose
Earthquakes in a preseason scrimmage at The Home Depot Center. Following the
loss in its first match against an MLS opponent, Chivas USA's record drops
to 3-2-0 in the U.S. leg of its 2005 preseason.

Today's match, played on University Field Two of The Home Depot Center, was
divided into three periods of 30 minutes each, with San Jose scoring at the
beginning of each "third". Chivas USA used its starters for the first two
periods, with Brad Guzan in goal in the place of Martín Zúñiga, out
indefinitely with sprained anterior and lateral cruciate ligaments in his
left knee following an injury suffered in Wednesday's scrimmage versus the
United States men's national team.

Also out, for six to eight weeks, is defender Armando Begines, who was
diagnosed with a fractured left collarbone, also suffered in the match
against the U.S.

Chivas USA returns to training at 10:00 a.m. PT Monday morning at The Home
Depot Center, before taking a 12:30 p.m. bus to San Diego, where on Tuesday
night they will face Atlante at Qualcomm Stadium in the Red-and-White's
first-ever exhibition match in the United States.

For tickets to Chivas USA vs. Atlante, visit

Chivas USA will make its debut it the 2005 MLS season on Saturday, April 2,
when it hosts MLS Cup champions D.C. United at The Home Depot Center live at
12:00 p.m. on ABC Sports.


1-0 (Minute 7):

Wes Hart heads in a Ronald Cerritos cross.

2-0 (Minute 32):

Brad Guzan makes the initial save but Roger Levesque pounces on the rebound
and scores.

3-0 (Minute 64):

Julian Nash beats Guzan one-on-one.


CHIVAS USA: Brad Guzan (Javier Barragán, 61) - Orlando Pérez, Douglas
Sequeira (Aarón López, 61), Ezra Hendrickson (Esteban Arias, 61) - Francisco
Mendoza (Carlos Farías, 45), Ramón Ramírez (Jesús Ochoa, 61), Francisco
Gómez (Mike Muñoz, 61), Héctor Cuadros - Alonso Sandoval (Christian Jiménez,
61), Isaac Romo (Matt Taylor, 61), Arturo Torres.

Head Coach: Thomas Rongen

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (Starting lineup only): Pat
Onstad - Wade Barrett, Eddie Robinson, Troy Dayak, Craig Waibel - Brad
Davis, Danny O'Rourke, Wes Hart, Ricardo Clark - Alejandro Moreno, Ronald

Head Coach: Dominic Kinnear

Referee: Ian Andande
Assistants: Emiliano Monje, Miguel Chicas

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