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Played
August 25, 2013 5:00 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ K. Stott‎
Attendance:‬ 8103‎
 
29′ J. Morales
Tim Cahill 31′
45+1′ (PG) E. Torres
Dax McCarty 86′
81′ E. Torres
 

Chivas USA 3-2 New York Red Bulls: Torres brace knocks off Red Bulls

The on-loan 20-year-old striker continued his strong MLS form, netting a pair to down the Eastern Conference's second place team.

By Seth Vertelney

Erick Torres se lamenta una falla de Chivas
Ronaldo Schemidt
Erick Torres scored a goal on either side of the half as Chivas USA secured a 3-2 home win over the New York Red Bulls.

Following a spectacular save from Dan Kennedy, Chivas USA took the lead 30 minutes into the match, when Carlos Alvarez found Julio Morales at the top of the box. The on-loan Mexican cut onto his left foot and drove a shot low past Luis Robles.

The lead wouldn't last two minutes. Tim Cahill rose at the back post off a corner kick and headed home off the post, despite the ball being hacked off the line by a Chivas defender. Replays showed the ball clearly crossed the line.

Just before the half, though, Chivas would retake the lead. Ibrahim Sekagya brought down Morales in the box with a shoulder charge, and Torres stepped up to bury the ensuing penalty kick.

Torres grabbed his second and his team's third with just over 10 minutes to play. With the Red Bulls defense nowhere to be found, Alvarez saw his shot blocked off a cross from the left, and Torres was on hand to spin and fire home off the rebound.

The Red Bulls pulled a goal back with five minutes to play through a Dax McCarty header, but that was to be the end of the scoring, as New York suffered a damaging away defeat.

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Chivas USA

1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
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2
Bobby Burling
Defender
 - 
3
 - 
5
Carlos Borja
Defender
 - 
-
E. Mejía
Midfielder
87′
 - 
12
Marco Delgado
Midfielder
 - 
59
 - 
20
Carlos Alvarez
Midfielder
 - 
30
O. Minda
Midfielder
84′
 - 
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J. Morales
Striker
29′ 82′
 - 
9
E. Torres
Striker
46′ 81′
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New York Red Bulls

 - 
32
L. Robles
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
7
R. Miller
Defender
40′
 - 
32
 - 
11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
86′
 - 
12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
 - 
17
Tim Cahill
Midfielder
31′
 - 
22
 - 
26
 - 
9
 - 
14

Substitutes

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Patrick McLain
Goalkeeper
 - 
33
M. de Luna
Defender
 - 
25
Steve Purdy
Defender
 - 
18
Josue Soto
Midfielder
 - 
15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
 - 
-
M. Ponce
Midfielder
82′
 - 
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Marvin Iraheta
Midfielder
84′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
18
Ryan Meara
Goalkeeper
 - 
20
 - 
27
 - 
10
Lloyd Sam
Midfielder
 - 
13
Marius Obekop
Midfielder
76′
 - 
8
 - 
99

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2