Saturday, May 16

Galindo, Lillingston score as Chivas remains unbeaten at home / Galindo y Lillingston anotan y Chivas se mantiene invicto en casa

Chivas USA earned a 2-2 draw with D.C. United tonight at The Home Depot Center, scoring twice in the first half before giving up two late second-half goals. The tie improves Chivas USA’s record to 7-1-2 (W-L-T).

The Red-and-White currently have 23 points, eight points ahead of the three teams tied for second place in MLS (D.C. United, Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders FC).

Chivas USA forward Maykel Galindo scored the first goal of the match in the 25th minute, his first goal since the Red-and-White’s opening match of the 2008 season on March 30, 2008. It was also the first time Galindo has been in the starting eleven in more than a year, with his last start coming on May 11, 2008.

Eduardo Lillingston scored his third goal of 2009 on a header in the 43rd minute, completing a strong night after he earned an assist on the first goal. Chivas USA midfielder Atiba Harris also notched his first two assists of the season, playing the ball to the scorer on both Chivas USA goals. Before Luciano Emilio scored D.C. United’s first goal in the 77th minute, Chivas USA goalkeeper Zach Thornton set a new club record for consecutive minutes (401) without giving up a goal, beating the previous club record of 334 set by Brad Guzan in 2006. Santino Quaranta scored D.C.’s second goal with a long strike in minute 85.

Chivas USA’s next home game comes on Thursday, May 28 against Cuauhtémoc Blanco and the Chicago Fire at The Home Depot Center. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visiting

Chivas USA Head Coach Preki, on tonight’s match: “I don’t think we played our normal game the way we want to play. We didn’t move the ball as good as we normally do, but on the other side of things, we scored two goals, so we went to halftime two goals up. In the end we just made a mess out of the game, and handed them the game.”

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

PHOTOS: Juan Miranda/Chivas USA