Chivas USA earned a 1-1 draw with the Kansas City Wizards tonight at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan., coming back from a 1-0 deficit to earn the point. Eduardo Lillingston scored his fourth goal of the season off an assist from Sasha Victorine to give the Red-and-White a draw.
The tie improves Chivas USA’s record to 7-1-3 (W-L-T) on the season, good for 24 points and first place overall in MLS heading into Thursday’s match against Cuauhtémoc Blanco and the Chicago Fire. The match kicks off on Thursday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. at The Home Depot Center. For more information on the match, or to purchase tickets, call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.
The Red-and-White outshot the Wizards 15-8 in the match, but it was Kansas City that took the 1-0 lead in the 56th minute, when Wizards forward Claudio Lopez hit a free kick from 23 yards over the wall and past goalkeeper Zach Thornton.
Chivas USA forward Eduardo Lillingston scored the equalizing goal in the 64th minute, taking a pass from midfielder Sasha Victorine for a close range strike. Victorine now has one goal and two assists in two games against his former club since arriving to Chivas USA on Sept. 15, 2008 in a trade with Kansas City. The midfielder entered the match at halftime, replacing Sacha Kljestan, who suffered a mild left ankle sprain in the first half.
The Wizards finished the match with 9 men after a red card to Josh Wolff in minute 68 and a second yellow card to Santiago Hersig in minute 83. Chivas USA had seven shots on goal in the match, and Kevin Hartman finished with 5 saves for KC.
Chivas USA Head Coach Preki, on tonight’s match: “We played a good game, and we'll take the point, regroup and we have a tough game against Chicago coming up.” (For a full quote sheet, please visit cdchivasusa.com.)
Chivas USA is undefeated at home and will return to The Home Depot Center on Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. to face Cuauhtémoc Blanco and the Chicago Fire. Don’t miss your chance to catch this important match; for more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.