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March 17, 2013 5:07 PM EDT
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Los Angeles Galaxy 1-1 Chivas USA: Late Alvarez equalizer earns point for 10-man Goats

A gritty performance from Chivas USA earned the team a deserved point after going down to 10 men late in the first half.

By Seth Vertelney

Jose Corea, A.J. DeLaGarza, Chivas USA, LA Galaxy, MLS
Robert Mora
Chivas USA battled back and managed a 1-1 draw against the LA Galaxy in the SuperClasico, despite playing the final 50 minutes of the match with 10 men.

Jack McBean appeared to have won it for the Galaxy with only minutes remaining, but Carlos Alvarez grabbed a late equalizer to stun the defending champions.

The Galaxy took most of the initiative in the first half, attacking the three-man backline of Chivas USA with varying success. Jose Villarreal came closest to opening the scoring when he headed against the crossbar off Omar Gonzalez's headed pass.

The game changed just five minutes from halftime when Ricardo Salazar decided to show Joaquin Velázquez a straight red card after a sliding collision with a Galaxy player, when it appeared either player could have been whistled for a foul.

The strange decision prompted the Galaxy to go further on the attack, and Mike Magee almost opened the scoring when he hit the post five minutes into the second half.

Chivas defended valiantly but finally capitulated just seven minutes from time. A deflected Mike Magee cross popped up in the air, and Jack McBean was on hand to turn a twisting header that was just out of the reach of a diving Dan Kennedy, who could only palm the ball into the back of the net.

The goal appeared to consign the Goats to a loss but shockingly, they grabbed a late equalizer when Carlos Borja was sent through the right flank and delivered a pinpoint low cross which rookie Carlos Alvarez turned home for his first MLS goal, earning his side a share of the spoils.

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Los Angeles Galaxy

23
Carlo Cudicini
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Todd Dunivant
Defender
77′
 - 
4
Omar Gonzalez
Defender
 - 
5
Sean Franklin
Defender
28′
 - 
20
A.J. DeLaGarza
Defender
 - 
8
 - 
23
Colin Clark
Midfielder
46′
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Midfielder
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
 - 
7
Robbie Keane
Striker
94′
 - 
33
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Chivas USA

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1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
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2
 - 
33
M. de Luna
Defender
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-
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-
E. Mejía
Midfielder
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18
Josue Soto
Midfielder
 - 
15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
 - 
30
O. Minda
Midfielder
18′
 - 
-
J. Morales
Striker
45′
 - 
16
J. Agudelo
Striker
 - 
-
J. Correa
Striker
46′

Substitutes

12
Brian Rowe
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
 - 
22
Leonardo
Defender
46′
 - 
12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
 - 
25
Rafa García
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
32
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
28
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
51
M. Bolaños
Midfielder
 - 
20
Carlos Alvarez
Midfielder
46′ 89′
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-
Marvin Iraheta
Midfielder
18′ 23′
 - 
7
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Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

 
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  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
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  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
Striker
NY Red Bulls
4 1