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May 26, 2012 10:36 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ C. Penso‎
Attendance:‬ 12285‎
 

Chivas USA 1-1 Seattle Sounders FC: Agudelo scores first goal for Goats

Juan Agudelo returned to Los Angeles only a day prior but still managed to score his first Chivas USA goal in the draw with Seattle.

By Knowles Adkisson

Alejandro Moreno, Chivas USA; Brad Evans, Seattle Sounders FC; MLS
Victor Decolongon
A re-tooled Chivas USA shared the spoils Saturday in a 1-1 draw against the undermanned Seattle Sounders.

Juan Agudelo opened the scoring in the 57th minute when he headed in a cross from former Sounder James Riley for his first goal with the club. But the lead was short-lived, as David Estrada equalized for the visitors in the 61st minute when he snuck behind the Chivas defense and scored past keeper Dan Kennedy.

Seattle enjoyed several chances late in the game after the introduction of striker Eddie Johnson, but was unable to finish.

The first half ended scoreless after both sides missed chances in front of goal. Seattle was particularly wasteful, with a 42nd minute breakaway and square pass by Fredy Montero snuffed out by Kennedy. Four minutes later, Mauro Rosales should have scored when a deflection fell to him with the goalmouth gaping, but his shot went wide.

Chivas dominated possession in the first half and enjoyed a seven to two advantage in corner kicks, but chances didn't convert into goals.  

Agudelo put Chivas ahead in the 57th when he rose and headed a well-struck, curling James Riley cross past Seattle keeper Bryan Meredith. Four minutes later, Sounders forward David Estrada crept behind a ball-watching John Valencia to equalize.

Valencia kicked a water bottle in frustration after being substituted in the 66th minute for Rauwshan McKenzie.

The game marked the return of Agudelo to Chivas after missing the club’s midweek game against New York Red Bulls on national team duty. Agudelo did not make the final 23-man roster for the national team’s upcoming friendlies and World Cup qualifiers, and he returned to Los Angeles onFriday.

Seattle midfielder Osvaldo Alonso was absent due to suspension. Alonso was suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount by MLS for a reckless challenge in the Sounders’ midweek game against Columbus.

The announced attendance was 12,285.

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Chivas USA

1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
 - 
26
James Riley
Defender
 - 
6
Ante Jazic
Defender
 - 
-
Dan Califf
Defender
 - 
33
Peter Vagenas
Midfielder
 - 
-
Laurent Courtois
Midfielder
 - 
-
Ryan Smith
Midfielder
88′
 - 
16
J. Agudelo
Striker
57′
 - 
15
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-
J. Correa
Striker
77′
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Seattle Sounders FC

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13
Brian Meredith
Goalkeeper
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4
Marc Burch
Defender
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20
Zach Scott
Defender
 - 
2
Jeff Parke
Defender
 - 
34
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7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
 - 
5
Andy Rose
Midfielder
20′
 - 
20
Á. Fernández
Midfielder
61′
 - 
3
Brad Evans
Midfielder
 - 
16
 - 
17

Substitutes

28
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
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-
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31
 - 
19
 - 
51
M. Bolaños
Midfielder
 - 
18
Blair Gavin
Midfielder
77′
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-
 - 

Substitutes

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33
Andrew Weber
Goalkeeper
 - 
7
 - 
17
 - 
12
Alex Caskey
Midfielder
61′
 - 
7
Cordell Cato
Midfielder
79′
 - 
-
 - 
26
S. Ochoa
Striker

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