Wednesday Kicks: Mexico wins & more

i-343211058b9a2660e645bf4ca536e350-salpitch0022.jpgNewly-acquired Chivas USA midfielder Sal Zizzo, a San Diego native who grew up supporting the Padres (and who lookS like he was taking this seriously), throws out the first pitch Tuesday night at Petco Park. Chivas USA plays CD Guadalajara there Sept. 14 in their second annual friendly game. The Padres beat the Dodgers 2-1, incidentally. (Photo: Juan Miranda, Chivas USA).

*Pasadena City College product Yura Movsisyan scored his first goal for Armenia in just his second international game Tuesday against Macedonia in a Euro 2012 qualifier. Movsisyan opened the scoring in the game, but Macedonia scored six minutes (!) into second half stoppage time to level the score at 2-2.

Croatia drew 0-0 with Greece, BTW.

Mexico needed a late goal Tuesday to beat Colombia in a friendly:

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    I seem to recall Movsisyan wanted to suit up for the US, but it seems like his citizenship process took too long. Is he still able to switch under the one time switch rule? or is he now confirmed to Armenia?

  • That was a Euro 2012 qualifier, a competitive game, which means playing for the U.S. is now out of the question for Movsisyan, according to FIFA rules.