Chivas USA claimed first blood with a 1-0 victory over Chivas' archrival Club América in its very first cross-border 'clásico'. The match was played at the Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
The game's only goal was scored by Ezra Hendrickson, who headed in a Francisco Gómez corner kick in the 23rd minute.
On Thursday, Chivas USA departs El Paso International Airport on Southwest Airlines # 219 (depart 10:20 a.m. MT) and arrives at LAX at 11:20 a.m. PT, before returning to The Home Depot Center for a one-hour training session starting at 12:30 p.m.
Chivas USA's plays its next game is against Spanish First Division side Osasuna at 7:00 p.m. at The Home Depot Center. For ticket information, call 1-877-CHIVAS-1.
1-0 (Minute 30):
Ezra Hendrickson rises to head a Francisco Gómez corner kick and puts Chivas USA in the lead.
CHIVAS USA: Brad Guzan - Orlando Pérez (Alfonso Loera, 80), Aarón López, Ryan Suárez, Ezra Hendrickson - Ramón Ramírez, Francisco Gómez (Francisco Mendoza, 70), Héctor Cuadros - Matt Taylor, Thiago Martins (Isaac Romo, 60), Arturo Torres (Jesús Ochoa, 65).
Head Coach: Thomas Rongen
CLUB AMÉRICA (Sólo alineación inicial/Starting lineup only): Guillermo Ochoa - Mario Pérez, Raúl Salinas, José Antonio Castro, Ricardo Rojas - Tena, Álvaro Ortiz, Edgar González, Jesús Mendoza - Kléber Boas (Gómez, 30), Aarón Padilla.
Head Coach: Mario Carrillo