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Chivas de Guadalajara beats Chivas USA with help from Avila
by Paul Kennedy, June 17th, 2013 12:56AM

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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Chivas USA was one of nine MLS clubs off this weekend, but it played Chivas de Guadalajara in a friendly Sunday at the Home Depot Center’s Track and Field Stadium. The Mexican club won, 1-0, on a late goal set up by former U.S. U-20 Eric Avila, whom it is controversially trying to bring back for Mexico's Apertura 2013 season.

Erick Torres’ tap-in off an Avila cross in the 73rd minute gave Chivas de Guadalajara the win to wrap up its 10-day stay in Los Angeles as part of their preseason concentration. It hopes to bring Avila and Mexican Giovanni Casillas with it back to Mexico.

Avila told MLSSoccer.com he hoped to join Chivas de Guadalajara, though new Chivas USA coach Jose Luis Real was not sure of the status of moves to send Avila and Casillas to Mexico.

Real did say it was "not urgent" to replace them if they departed -- which is surprising given Chivas USA's position in the standings. Chivas USA has lost five in a row and is 0-7-1 in its last eight games to fall into the Western Conference basement after starting 3-1-1.

It already unloaded leading scorer Juan Agudelo -- all of two goals -- to New England, where he has helped ignite the Revs, and the move to send Avila -- who leads Chivas USA with 13 appearances -- smacks of Chivas de Guadalajara putting its own needs ahead of those of its beleaguered MLS club.

The move to recall Casillas, a former Mexican under-17 world champion, would be less controversial though leaves Chivas USA with two fewer players. He came from Chivas de Guadalajara on loan and only started two games.

Goals: 16/5 GP (Avg.: 3.20).
Video:
Weekend Timeline

MLS RESULTS, Week 16:
Saturday, June 15
Vancouver 4 New England 3.
NE: Juan Agudelo (Chris Tierney) 10
NE: Kelyn Rowe (Diego Fagundez, Saer Sene) 20
VAN: Camilo (pen.) 25
VAN: Kenny Miller (Carlyle Mitchell) 39
VAN:  Jordan Harvey (Russell Teibert) 43
VAN: Kenny Miller (Camilo) 68
NE: Dimitry Imbongo (Darrius Barnes) 84
Red card: New England -- Andrew Farrell 23.
Att.: 20,116.

Penalty kick > Camilo Goal:


Miller Goal #1:


Miller Goal #2:


Saturday, June 15
Colorado 1 San Jose 2.
SJ: Steven Lenhart (Alan Gordon, Justin Morrow) 11
SJ: Sam Cronin (Rafael Baca) 52
COL: Nathan Sturgis (Brian Mullan) 67
Red card: Colorado -- Atiba Harris 17.
Att.: 15,017.

Saturday, June 15

Columbus 2 Montreal 0.
CLB: Matias Sanchez (Dominic Oduro) 6
CLB: Dominic Oduro 22 
Att.: 18,302.

Saturday, June 15
Portland 1 FC Dallas 0.
POR: Darlington Nagbe (Kalif Alhassan) 52
Att.: 20,674.

Nagbe Goal:

Saturday, June 15
D.C. United 1 Toronto FC 2.
DC: Dwayne De Rosario 19 
TOR: Robert Earnshaw (Steven Caldwell) 30
TOR: own goal 41
Att.: 13,846.
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

26 Montreal 8-3-2 22/17
25 New York 7-5-4 23/19
22 Houston 6-3-4 19/14
22 Philadelphia 6-5-4 22/24
20 New England 5-5-5 18/13
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20 Columbus 5-5-5 18/16
19 Sporting KC 5-5-4 18/13
12 Chicago 3-7-3 11/19
11 Toronto FC 2-7-5 13/20
6 D.C. United 1-11-3 7/26

Western Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

28 FC Dallas 8-3-4 23/18
27 Real Salt Lake 8-5-3 24/16
26 Portland 6-1-8 25/16
21 Seattle 6-4-3 19/15
20 LA Galaxy 6-6-2 22/18
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20 Colorado 5-5-5 16/14
19 Vancouver 5-5-4  22/23
18 San Jose 4-6-6 15/24
11 Chivas USA 3-8-2 13/26
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MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
10 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
9 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
8 Mike Magee (Los Angeles/Chicago)
7+1 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
7 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
6+1 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
6+1 Camilo (Vancouver)
6 Thierry Henry (New York)
5+2 Kenny Miller (Vancouver)
5+1 Darlington Nagbe (Portland)
5 Diego Fagundez (New England)
5 Will Johnson (Portland)
5 Robbie Keane (Los Angeles)
5 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
5 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 17:
Wednesday, June 19
8 pm ET
Montreal vs. Houston
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. Colorado
10 pm ET
Vancouver vs. Chivas USA
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Portland

Saturday, June 22
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. San Jose
8 pm ET
Columbus vs. Chicago
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Sporting KC
9 pm ET
Houston vs. Toronto FC
9:30 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle

Sunday, June 23
5 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. New York, ESPN
7 pm ET
Portland vs. Colorado, NBCSN
11 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. LA Galaxy, UniMas

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 18:
Saturday, June 29
1 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Real Salt Lake
5:30 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. FC Dallas, NBCSN
7 pm ET
Montreal vs. Colorado, Univision Dep.
D.C. United vs. Vancouver
8:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. Columbus
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. LA Galaxy (at Stanford Stadium)
Chivas USA vs. New England

Sunday, June 30
2 pm ET
New York vs. Houston, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes


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