Chivas USA Draw, Galaxy Gouge

Photo by Juan Miranda/Chivas USAi-d4c9382812f77691c3c46ac3d0669cda-lillingston0002.jpgEduardo Lillingston, Chivas USA’s newest signing in action against the Dynamo tonight.

Chivas USA drew 2-2 with the Houston Dynamo Friday night at Home Depot Center with Atiba Harris and Shavar Thomas scoring. (Full disclosure: I was stuck at work with a project and missed the game).

Lawndale’s Kei Kamara went 80 minutes for Houston, but didn’t score. Houston midfielder Ricardo Clark was sent off in the 77th minute for a foul on Paulo Nagamura that cleared both benches. It was Chivas USA final game before next Saturday’s season opener against the Colorado Rapids at Home Depot Center.

Lineups:
Chivas USA – Zach Thornton, Jonathan Bornstein, Shavar Thomas, Carey Talley, Mariano Trujillo, Sacha Kljestan, Paulo Nagamura, Jesse Marsch (Diego Scotti 85), Atiba Harris (Bojan Stepanovic 66), Eduardo Lillingston (Maykel Galindo 56), Justin Braun.

Houston Dynamo – Pat Onstad, Richard Mulrooney, Bobby Boswell, Julius James (Chris Wondolowski 46), Wade Barrett, Geoff Cameron, Ricardo Clark (Corey Ashe 80), Stuart Holden, Brad Davis, Brian Ching (Kei Kamara 80), Brian Mullan.

Scoring Summary:
CHV – Atiba Harris (Justin Braun) 43′
HOU – Chris Wondolowski (unassisted) 46′
CHV – Shavar Thomas (Carey Talley ) 63′
HOU – Brad Davis (unassisted) 76′

Meanwhile in Galaxyland, tickets for the club’s friendly against AC Milan July 19 go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. The catch? You must also buy a ticket to the season opener March 22 against D.C. United (think they’re having trouble selling tix?).

Prices start at $50. Call 1-877-3GALAXY.

Updated: UCLA goalkeeper Brian Perk stopped two penalties as the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team played to a scoreless draw Friday with Trinidad & Tobago, but advanced to the title match after winning 4-3 on penalty kicks. The U.S. plays Costa Rica Sunday for the championship.

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  • Joseph D’Hippolito

    “Galaxy Gouge”

    In other news…

    1. Sun rises in East

    2. Pope is Catholic

    3. Barack Obama is President

    4. 2+2=4

    Need I go on?