Rapids Reserves Draw Chivas Reserves 2-2 at Home Depot Center With Luchi González Brace
CARSON CA (September 25 2005) - Luchi González scored a brace today to give the visiting Rapids Reserves (3-4-3 12 pts.) a draw against the Chivas USA reserves (1-8-1 4 pts.) at The Home Depot Center's Track and Field Stadium.
González scored both goals for the Colorado Rapids firing home a shot following a Sasha Gotsmanov corner kick in the 7th minute and then tapping in a rebound off a Wolde Harris penalty kick that was saved by Sergio García in the 18th minute.
The Rapids however saw their 2-0 lead go to waste as the game progressed. With two goals from forward Isaac Romo the Chivas USA Reserves earned their first draw of Major League Soccer's inaugural Reserve Division.
Romo scored in the 26th minute off a header following a Héctor Cuadros freekick and then converted a 43rd-minute penalty kick to pull the hosts even at 2-2.
Both sides finished the match with ten men after second-half expulsions of Chivas USA defender Trevor Perssons and Rapids midfielder Leo Cullen.
With the result Chivas USA's result improves to 1-8-1 while Colorado's improves to 3-4-3 in the 12-team table.
Chivas USA Reserves 2 Colorado Rapids 2
The Home Depot Center Carson CA
COL - Luchi González 7
COL - Luchi González 18
CHV - Isaac Romo 26
CHV - Isaac Romo 43 (PK)
Chivas USA Reserves (3-4-3): Sergio García - Armando Begines Trevor Perssons Víctor Arbeláez (Carlos Reynoso 46) - Francisco Mendoza Milton Blanco Mike Muñoz Héctor Cuadros - Matt Taylor Isaac Romo (Capt.) (Christian Jiménez 85) Rodrigo López (René Corona 51).
Subs not used: None
Colorado Rapids Reserves (4-4-2): Bouna Coundoul - Josh Elbaum Stephen Keel Ricky Lewis Hunter Freeman - Luchi González Leo Cullen Sasha Gotsmanov Fabrice Noel - Diego Serna (Jeff Cunningham 46) Wolde Harris (Capt.) (Alexandre Boucicaut 69).
Subs not used: Alain Nkong Michael Cardenas
COL - Hunter Freeman 27
CHV - Milton Blanco 47
CHV - René Corona 88
CHV - Mike Muñoz 92+
CHV - Trevor Perssons 54
COL - Leo Cullen 59
Weather: Sunny 70 degrees
Referee: Ramón Hernández
Assistant Referees: Steve Elliott Blake Harper
Fourth Official: Ismael Vargas