Chivas, Wizards draw twice

Chivas USA and the Kansas City Wizards played to draws in a pair of 60-minute matches held today at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Arizona. In the first match, Mariano Trujillo scored the goal for the Red-and-White off a great assist from Michael Lahoud, while Josh Wolff struck back for the Wizards. Chivas USA will continue training in Phoenix and plays the Columbus Crew later this week before returning to Los Angeles.

In the first match, the Red-and-White came out strong, with Maykel Galindo putting a shot just wide in the 11th minute before the team got on the board in minute 26. Michael Lahoud took a pass from Ante Jazic and dribbled through the Kansas City defense before slotting a ball to Trujillo, who finished to give Chivas USA the lead. Kansas City equalized off of a turnover, as Kei Kamara found Josh Wolff alone at the top of the box, and the Wizards forward hit a low shot past Jon Conway.

The second game featured younger players on both sides, and despite chances from both teams, neither club could find the net. Wednesday's matches were Chivas USA's first against MLS opposition in 2010, and the team next faces the Columbus Crew on either Friday or Saturday in Phoenix.

The regular season for Chivas USA kicks off Friday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center when the Red-and-White host the Colorado Rapids. Season seats are on sale starting at just $10 per game, and are available at 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or at

Chivas USA 1:1 Kansas City Wizards
60-Minute Preseason Scrimmage (Game 1)
Feb. 24, 2010 - Reach 11 Sports Complex, Phoenix

CHV - Mariano Trujillo (Michael Lahoud, Ante Jazic) 26'
KCW - Josh Wolff (Kei Kamara) 45'

Chivas USA -- Jon Conway, Carey Talley, Emilio Viades, Carlos Borja, Ante Jazic, Mariano Trujillo, Blair Gavin, Michael Lahoud, Jorge Flores, Maykel Galindo, Justin Braun

Kansas City -- Louis Crayton; Chance Myers, Pablo Escobar (Shahriar Dastan 31'), Jimmy Conrad, Roger Espinoza; Birahim Diop, Stéphane Auvray, Davy Arnaud, Ryan Smith; Josh Wolff, Kei Kamara

Chivas USA 0:0 Kansas City Wizards
60-Minute Preseason Scrimmage (Game 2)
Feb. 24, 2010 - Reach 11 Sports Complex, Phoenix


Chivas USA -- Dan Kennedy, Miguel Sanchez, Claudio Suárez, Yamith Cuesta, Kevin Tangney, Cesar Zamora, Mario Padilla (Jesus Ochoa 45), Ben Zemanski, Chris Ross, Chukwudi Chijindu, Artur Aghasyan

Kansas City -- Boris Pardo, Jonathan Leathers, Aaron Hohlbein, Matt Besler, Michael Harrington, Santiago Hirsig (Mauro Fuzetti 31), Graham Zusi, Korede Aiyegbusi (Lance Watson 31), Alexei Casian, Michael Kraus, Zoltan