Chivas USA 4 Ventura County Fusion 0
Trialist Eduardo Lillingston controls the ball Sunday against the Fusion in a preseason friendly in Santa Clarita.
Photo: Juan Miranda
Full disclosure: I was not there. (It was my mum’s 81st birthday – Happy Birthday, mum!)
From the (edited) Chivas USA press release:
Jonathan Bornstein started the scoring for the Red-and-White in the eighth minute, receiving a pass in the box from Eduardo Lillingston and slotting a low shot past Trevor Stiles in the Fusion net. Chivas USA struck again in minute 37, and Lillingston again started the play; his header from a Jamie Franks corner kick was cleared off the line, but the rebound fell to captain Jesse Marsch, who pounded the ball home from close range.
In the 66th minute Chris Cortez hit a 25-yard shot that fooled Fusion goalkeeper Jordan King and found the corner of the net. Justin Braun, who entered the match for Lillingston to start the second session, capped the scoring in the 77th minute, taking a through ball from Franks past King and shooting into the empty goal.
Chivas USA lineup – Dan Kennedy, Jonathan Bornstein (Mariano Trujillo 46), Jim Curtin (Shavar Thomas 46), Leo Bautista, Dan Gargan, Michael Lahoud (Cesar Zamora 46), Paulo Nagamura (Gerson Mayen 46), Jesse Marsch (Diego Scotti 46), Jamie Franks, Eduardo Lillingston (Justin Braun 46), Chris Cortez.
Roster cut down day is Monday.