Chivas USA, Galaxy finish in 1-1 draw - NBC Sports

Chivas USA, Galaxy finish in 1-1 draw
June 8, 2014, 10:19 pm

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Erick Torres gave Chivas USA an early lead and Gyasi Zardes pulled the Los Angeles Galaxy even before halftime, and the Southern California rivals played to a 1-1 tie Sunday in their final matches before Major League Soccer's two-week World Cup break.

Torres scored his ninth goal of the season in the 20th minute, finishing a defense-splitting pass from Leandro Barrera, as Chivas (2-7-5) took its first lead in the SuperClasico series since May 2012, its last victory, a span of six games.

The goal was his 16th since he joined Chivas last July, giving him a share of the MLS record for Mexican-born players with former Chicago Fire star Cuauhtemoc Blanco.

The Galaxy (4-3-5) nearly tied the score seven minutes later, but Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy pushed Landon Donovan's chip off the right post, then leaped across his goalmouth to snag Marcelo Sarvas' header on the rebound.

Zardes scored in the 35th minute, jumping above two defenders to head home a chip from Sarvas.

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