Chivas USA Plays To Scoreless Draw with D.C. United

Chivas USA continues preparation for the 2011 Home Opener on March 19 against Omar Bravo and Sporting Kansas City. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1

Chivas USA played to a 0-0 tie with D.C. United in a preseason scrimmage held on Friday afternoon at The Home Depot Center. Zach Thornton and Dan Kennedy combined to keep a clean sheet, while rookie Zarek Valentin played the full 90 minutes at right back. The Red-and-White move to 3-2-1 (W-L-T) in preseason, with the club’s next match coming on March 1 against the Canada U-23 National Team.

While both teams struggled to break through the opposition defense, the best chance of the match fell to Jesús Padilla in the 55th minute, when a great cross from Mariano Trujillo found the forward behind the United defense. D.C. goalkeeper Pat Onstad quickly came out and blocked Padilla’s shot from close range, keeping the match scoreless.

Kennedy played the final 28 minutes in goal, his first match action since an injury suffered in August of 2010.   Chivas USA continues preparation for the 2011 Home Opener on March 19 against Omar Bravo and Sporting Kansas City. Season Seats for 2011 are now on sale, with prices remaining at the same low rates as 2010. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.

Chivas USA 0:0 D.C. United Preseason match February  25, 2011 – Carson, Calif.
Lineups: Chivas USA: Zach Thornton (Dan Kennedy 62); Heath Pearce (Jorge Flores 45), Michael Umaña (Jimmy Asprilla 45), Jimmy Conrad (Andrew Boyens 70), Zarek Valentin; Simon Elliott (Michael Lahoud 45), Mariano Trujillo (Chukwudi Chijindu 70), Francisco Mendoza (Marcos Mondaini 62), Alan Gordon (Gerson Mayén 57), Tristan Bowen (Jesús Padilla 45); Alejandro Moreno (Victor Estupiñan 70)

D.C. United: Onstad (Willis 71′); Woolard (Burch 71′), Jakovic (White 60′), Kitchen (Brasesco 45′), Zayner (Korb 71′); Boskovic (Barklage 71′), Simms (Morsink 71′), McCarty (Fred 75′), Quaranta (Najar 71′); Ngwenya (Pontius 45′), Davies (Wolff 45′)  

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