CARSON, Calif. - Club Deportivo Chivas USA, which continues its preparations for its MLS debut in April 2005, today recorded a 2-1 win over nearby Loyola Marymount University in the Red-and-White's second exhibition match in the United States. The match against Chivas USA forward Arturo Torres' alma mater was played on Field Five of The Home Depot Center complex.
Left-winger Alonso Sandoval enjoyed a successful U.S. debut for Chivas USA. The former Mexican U-23 international came on as a second-half substitute to open the scoring from the penalty spot, while Jesús Ochoa notched the gamewinner with an 85th-minute header, following Tony Chinakwe's 78th-minute equalizer for LMU.
1-0 (Minute 53):
Foul on Jesús Ochoa in the penalty area. Alonso Sandoval beats the LMU keeper to the right with his ensuing left-footed penalty kick.
1-1 (Minute 78):
Tony Chinakwe pounces on a loose ball in front of goalkeeper Brad Guzan's area and scores on a left-footed shot.
2-1 (Minuto 85):
Jesús Ochoa scores on a header off a Francisco Gómez freekick, beating goalkeeper Miguel Benítez.
CHIVAS USA: Martín Zúñíga (Brad Guzan, 46) - Armando Begines ( Orlando Pérez, 46), Jesús Ochoa, Ezra Hendrikson (Estéban Arias, 46) - Francisco Gómez, Ramón Ramírez (Aarón López, 46), Francisco Mendoza, Héctor Cuadros (Alonso Sandoval, 46) - Arturo Torres, Matt Taylor, Isaac Romo (Christian Jiménez, 72).
LMU (Alineación inicial / Starting lineup): Miguel Benitez - Stephen Carlson, C.J. Reinherzelt, Jimmy Burling, Brian Vestal - Jawaan Delaney, Armando Meléndez, Diego Souza, Matt Mejía - Joe Stanley, Diego Barrera.
Referee: Baldomero Toledo.
Assistants: Emiliano Monje, Fabio Tovar