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July 17, 2013 10:30 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ S. Stoica‎
Attendance:‬ 7851‎
 
79′ E. Torres
 

Chivas USA 1-0 Toronto FC: Goats win for first time in 15 league games

Chivas USA went 14 MLS matches without a win heading into Wednesday's with Toronto, when it finally earned three points.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Tristan Bowen, Chivas USA, MLS
Ric Tapia
CARSON, Calif. -- For the first time in 15 league games, Chivas USA won, beating Toronto FC 1-0 on Wednesday. The match marked the debuts of a pair of new signings, as former U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra and 20-year-old Mexican international forward Erick 'Cubo' Torres both earned starts. Torres scored the game's only goal to give 10-man Chivas its first win since March 30.

Bocanegra, deployed at the left center back position, picked up his first booking 17 minutes into his debut, clamoring through Matias Laba a few yards outside the box with a sliding challenge.

The card shade took a darker hue a few minutes later, when Eric Avila slid late into Bobby Convey. Though Avila was pulling out, referee Sorin Stoica ejected him for his high challenge.

Though a man up, Toronto struggled to take control, only putting one shot on target through 80 minutes. The Goats kept creating chances on the break. Finally, one paid off nearly 10 minutes from time. Tristan Bowen found Torres, who skipped inside Gale Agbossoumonde. On his left foot, Torres shot, and the ball deflected heavily off Steven Caldwell past Joe Bendik.

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Chivas USA

1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
 - 
33
M. de Luna
Defender
 - 
4
W. Vílchez
Defender
 - 
5
Carlos Borja
Defender
46′
 - 
3
 - 
-
E. Mejía
Midfielder
 - 
12
Marco Delgado
Midfielder
 - 
15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
25′
 - 
20
Carlos Alvarez
Midfielder
71′
 - 
7
Tristan Bowen
Striker
91′
 - 
9
E. Torres
Striker
79′
 - 

Toronto FC

 - 
12
Joe Bendik
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
6
 - 
13
 - 
2
 - 
20
Darel Russell
Midfielder
68′
 - 
15
Matías Laba
Midfielder
 - 
21
 - 
10
 - 
15
Bobby Convey
Midfielder
 - 
-

Substitutes

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Patrick McLain
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
19
 - 
30
O. Minda
Midfielder
 - 
-
J. Rivera
Striker
 - 
-
J. Morales
Striker
91′
 - 
-
J. Correa
Striker
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
24
Stefan Frei
Goalkeeper
 - 
25
Jeremy Hall
Midfielder
 - 
8
Kyle Bekker
Midfielder
68′
 - 
-
Michael Thomas
Midfielder
 - 
17
 - 
32
 - 
33

Coach/Manager

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