Goats win on PK’s!

Chivas USA 0 CD Guadalajara 0 (Chivas USA wins 4-2 on penalty kicks).

i-5bb699d7f1d9f8287545f8e0fe310a0c-chivasflare.jpgA flare provides a backdrop for CD Guadalajara goalkeeper Sergio Arias Tuesday in San Diego (AP Photo).

It was the sort of game that made you ask, how many converts to MLS didl this performance provide?

Chivas USA strikers Justin Braun and Alan Gordon reminded us of the Justin Braun and Alan Gordon of old in the first half (that’s not a good thing) with each missing opportunities that begged to be finished. The highlight of the second may have been a fan running onto the field.

Echoes of last year’s snoozer in Pasadena, frankly.

Reporter Scott French made the most of what he had to work with when it came to the game story.

Chivas USA – Zach Thornton (Kevin Guppy 46), Ante Jazic (Jorge Flores 46), Daro Delgado (Carlos Borja 66), Michael Umaa, Mariano Trujillo (Alex Zotinca 58), Michael Lahoud, Paulo Nagamura, Rodolfo Espinoza, Sal Zizzo (Jess Padilla 46), Justin Braun (Osael Romero 58), Alan Gordon (Ben Zemanski 46)

Chivas de Guadalajara – Luis Michel (Sergio Arias 46), Mario De Luna (Ulises Davila 46), Christian Perez (Patricio Araujo 46), Miguel Ponce (Dionicio Escalante 46), Jonny Magalln (Juan Ocampo 46), Edgar Mejia, Xavier Baez (Jorge Enriquez 46), Adolfo Bautista (Sergio Avila 75), Omar Arellano (Michel Vazquez 46), Marco Fabian (Jesus Sanchez 46), Omar Bravo (Mitchel Oviedo 46)

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