With two goals from forward Isaac Romo, the Chivas USA Reserves (1-8-1, 4 pts.) earned their first draw of Major League Soccer's inaugural Reserve Division, tying the Colorado Rapids Reserves (3-4-3, 12 pts.) 2-2 today at The Home Depot Center's Track and Field Stadium.
Romo scored in the 26th minute off a header following an Héctor Cuadros freekick, and then converted a 43rd-minute penalty kick to pull the hosts even at 2-2. Luchi González scored both goals for the visitors, firing home a shot following a Sasha Gotsmanov corner kick in the 7th minute and tapping in a rebound off a Wolde Harris penalty kick that was saved by Sergio García in the 18th minute.
Both sides finished the match with ten men after second-half expulsions of Chivas USA defender Trevor Perssons and Rapids midfielder Leo Cullen.
With the result, Chivas USA's result improves to 1-8-1, while Colorado's improves to 3-4-3 in the 12-team table.
Chivas USA Reserves 2, Colorado Rapids 2
COL - Luchi González 7
COL - Luchi González 18
CHV - Isaac Romo 26
CHV - Isaac Romo 43 (PK)
Chivas USA Reserves (3-4-3): Sergio García - Armando Begines, Trevor Perssons, Víctor Arbeláez (Carlos Reynoso, 46) - Francisco Mendoza, Milton Blanco, Mike Muñoz, Héctor Cuadros - Matt Taylor, Isaac Romo (Capt.) (Christian Jiménez, 85), Rodrigo López (René Corona, 51).
Subs not used: None
Colorado Rapids Reserves (4-4-2): Bouna Coundoul - Josh Elbaum, Stephen Keel, Ricky Lewis, Hunter Freeman - Luchi González, Leo Cullen, Sasha Gotsmanov, Fabrice Noel - Diego Serna (Jeff Cunningham, 46), Wolde Harris (Capt.) (Alexandre Boucicaut, 69).
Subs not used: Alain Nkong, Michael Cardenas
COL - Hunter Freeman 27
CHV - Milton Blanco 47
CHV - René Corona 88
CHV - Mike Muñoz 92+
CHV - Trevor Perssons 54
COL - Leo Cullen 59
Weather: Sunny, 70 degrees
Referee: Ramón Hernández
Assistant Referees: Steve Elliott, Blake Harper
Fourth Official: Ismael Vargas