Chivas USA 1 Sounders 1
The goal was the distinguishing feature of an otherwise tame game between two unimpressive teams in front of 12, 280 at Home Depot Center.
Staff Writer Phil Collin sat through this one and filed this report.
Still, Chivas USA are unbeaten in their last four and looking more stable with Danny Califf in the heart of the back four and dangerou with Agudelo’s initiative up front, as former Galaxy and current Sounders coach Sigi Schmid observed:
“They are an improved team. Obviously Califf gives them a veteran influence in the back, gives them a little bit of steel in the back. Agudelo is obviously the future and hopes. He’s a talented kid that wasn’t getting enough time in New York, so now he’s getting an opportunity to play. The more games he plays the better he’ll become. I think those two additions have infused their club, and they are playing with a little more confidence.”
Next for Chivas USA: Ventura County Fusion Tuesday in a third round U.S. Open Cup game set for 7 p.m. at Ventura College.