Club America defeats Pachuca 1-0 in front of 34,444 at Soldier Field
CHICAGO - Legendary Mexican league side Club America used a goal by forward Djalma Feitoza to register a 1-0 win over first division rivals Pachuca in an exhibition contest in front of a spirited crowd of 34,444 at Soldier Field Saturday night. The Mexican league friendly, which was part of the Chicago Fire's annual Budweiser Hispanic Heritage Night, was the second match of a soccer doubleheader on the Lakefront that began with a 3-1 Fire victory over D.C. United.
Despite a lack of scoring chances in the first half, the stanza did provide some excitement, with the physical play from both sides causing all 11 players on both America and Pachuca to converge for some pushing and shoving on three separate occasions. The match's lone goal came in the 51st minute when the Brazilian Feitoza repossessed a ball from a Pachuca defender inside the penalty area and lost two "Tuzos" defenders before launching a shot from 12 yards into the upper right corner of the goal past Pachuca 'keeper Edgar Hernandez.
CA - Djalma Feitoza (unassisted) 51
Club America - Ricardo Martinez (Guillermo Ochoa 45), Horacio Ameli, Oscar Rojas, Alfredo Gonzalez, Djalma Feitoza (Noe Maya 72), Edgar Gonzalez (Victor Lojero 76), Aaron Padilla (Claudio Lopez 57), Alvaro Ortiz, Francisco Torres, Alberto Salinas, Alejandro Arguello.
TOTAL SHOTS: 7; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 21; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 2.
Pachuca - Edgar Hernandez, Alberto Rodriguez, Francisco Gabriel, Fausto Pinto (Luis Montes 90), Marco Sanchez, Diego Rivero (Omar Arellano 58), Braulio Godinez (Juan Carlos Cacho 45), Walter Guglielmone (Edwin Santibanez 65), Marinho Ledezma (Andres Chitiva 58), Manuel Vidrio (Raul Mariscal 61), Jaime Correa (Apolo Juarez 84).
TOTAL SHOTS: 2; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 20; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 2.
CA - Alvaro Ortiz (caution) 39
PCH - Francisco Gabriel (caution) 39
PCH - Jaime Correa (caution) 40
CA - Alfredo Gonzalez (caution) 66
PCH - Raul Mariscal (caution) 74
CA - Horacio Ameli (caution) 74
Referee: Marcel Yonan
Referee's Assistants: Tony Vasoli, John Lieter
4th Official: Tim Deter
Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-80-degrees
All Statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.