With second-half goals from midfielder Keith Savage and forward Anthony Hamilton, Chivas USA defeated 2-1 the Colorado Rapids Reserves in a match played Sunday afternoon on Field 6 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The win improved the Chivas USA Reserves’ record to 4-3-3 (W-L-T), while the Colorado Rapids Reserves dropped to 4-5-2.
However, it was Chivas USA who got on the scoresheet in the 47th minute of play, when Daniel Paladini crossed the ball from the right side to Keith Savage, whose low shot beat Sam Reynolds. The home team added a second goal on a set-up by Roberto Nurse, who headed the ball and passed it to Hamilton. The 23 year-old forward shot from close-range to put the score 2-0 at the 73rd minute of play.
Colorado never gave up and scored three minutes later. On a corner kick from the left side, Cesar Zambrano connected a volley from teammate Facundo Erpen that hit the lower corner of the net.
The Chivas USA Reserves will have two home games this upcoming week. The Red-and-White will face the San Jose Earthquakes Reserves on Oct. 23 and the Houston Dynamo Reserves on Oct. 26. Both games will be at The Home Depot Center. The Colorado Reserves will face the Real Salt Lake in Colorado on Oct. 26. For more information on Major League Soccer’s Reserve Division, please visit http://web.mlsnet.com/mls/reserve/.