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Chivas Earn 3-Points In Afternoon Victory Over Portland Timbers


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Miller Bolanos celebrates his first MLS goal of the season as Chivas gets the win over the Portland Timbers. Photo By: Michael Sandoval/M.U.S.E. – Music Unity Sports Entertainment

Chivas USA was able to hold a 1 to 0 win in a rare afternoon contest against the Portland Timbers at the Home Depot Center.

Miller Bolanos was able to find the back of the net in the 16th minute of play against Portland goal tender Troy Perkins and Steven Smith. Ryan Smith had sent the ball in but was deflected to Bolanos who was able to tap it in. It was Chivas 12th goal of the season and the first for Bolanos.

4-minutes after the goal Chivas was given a shock when Alejandro Moreno collided with Perkins from Portland and had to be carried off the field on a stretcher. He was then cleared and returned to the match to play 55-minutes in the match he was then taken out for Juan Pablo Angel in a substitution.

Later in the second half of the contest the Chivas came close to putting a second point on the board in the 74th minute of the match when Paolo Cardozo was about to take advantage of Perkins coming out of the box to challenge. The ball rolled out to Cardoza but he was unable to find the back of the net. Toward the end of the match Portland mounted some offense of their own but Chivas goalie Dan Kennedy stopped all attempts.

Chivas will not have much rest as they will be the visitors at the Home Depot Center as they face the Los Angeles Galaxy in the second game in the Super Clasico Series at 7pm PDT.

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.

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