Chivas USA Drop Preseason Scrimmage to Real Salt Lake
CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, February 15, 2011) – Chivas USA fell to Real Salt Lake by a 2-0 score on Tuesday afternoon in Casa Grande, Ariz., in the second of three scrimmages the team will play at Grande Sports World during the week-long training stint. The Red-and-White will play the Vancouver Whitecaps on Friday before returning to Los Angeles.
Chivas USA started the match with a group similar to the eleven that finished last Saturday’s scrimmage against the Seattle Sounders, and after a scoreless first half, the team made wholesale changes around the 60 minute mark. Just after the substitutes came on, Salt Lake took advantage while the Red-and-White were getting settled, with defender Jamison Olave scoring on a header off an Andy Williams corner kick. In the 72nd minute, Will Johnson hit RSL’s second goal, coming off an assist from Alvaro Saborio.
With the result, Chivas USA falls to 2-2 on the preseason, and will look to get back on track on Friday against the Vancouver Whitecaps in a game that will be played at 11:00 a.m. MT (10:00 a.m. PT) at Grande Sports World in Arizona. For the most recent information on Chivas USA and updates from Friday’s game, check @cdchivasusa on Twitter.
Chivas USA 0:2 Real Salt Lake
February 15, 2011 – Casa Grande, Ariz.
RSL – Jamison Olave (Andy Williams) 60’
RSL – Will Johnson (Alvaro Saborio) 72’
Chivas USA Lineup
Sergio Arias (Zach Thornton 60), Jorge Flores (Ante Jazic 60), Eriq Zavaleta (Michael Umaña 60), Andrew Boyens (Jimmy Conrad 60), Jimmy Asprilla (Zarek Valentin 60), Ben Zemanski (John Okafor 60), Guillermo Torres (Chukwudi Chijindu 29, Blair Gavin 60), Mariano Trujillo (Mike Lahoud 60), Jesús Padilla (Francisco Mendoza 60), Victor Estupiñan (Gerson Mayén 60), Alejandro Moreno (Alan Gordon 60)
Real Salt Lake
Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran (Robbie Russell 30), Nat Borchers, Jamison Olave, Chris Wingert (Beltran 60) Kyle Beckerman, Ned Grabavoy (Johnson 60), Will Johnson (Andy Williams 30), -Javier Morales; Alvaro Saborio, Paulo Jr (Jean Alexandre 85)
|CHIVAS USA – PRESEASON 2011|
|Tue||Feb 1||vs. Fresno Fuego (Paso Robles, CA)||W, 2-0 (Gordon, Estupiñan)|
|Mon||Feb 7||vs. San Jose Earthquakes (HDC)||W, 1-0 (Gordon)|
|Sat||Feb 12||vs. Seattle Sounders (Casa Grande, AZ)||L, 1-0|
|Tue||Feb 15||vs. Real Salt Lake (Casa Grande, AZ)||12:00 p.m. MT|
|Fri||Feb 18||vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (Casa Grande, AZ)||11:00 a.m. MT|
|Fri||Feb 25||vs. D.C. United (HDC)||12:00 p.m. PT|
|Sat||Mar 12||vs. F.C. Dallas (Frisco, TX)||7:30 p.m. CT|
|SAT||MAR 19||vs. SPORTING KANSAS CITY (OPENING DAY)||7:30 p.m. PT|
Chivas USA opened preseason training camp in January and continues preparation for the 2011 Home Opener on March 19 against Omar Bravo and Sporting Kansas City. Season Seats for 2011 are now on sale, with prices remaining at the same low rates as 2010. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.