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Chivas USA exits rain-soaked Tucson with unbeaten record
March 1st, 2014 7:38PM

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[MLS PRESEASON: Desert Diamond Cup] Yes, it rains (and even snows) in Tucson, and it came down hard Saturday to soak players and fans on the final day of the Desert Diamond Cup that began with a 1-1 tie between 2013 Western Conference champion Real Salt Lake and Chivas USA, which finished preseason unbeaten with a 4-0-4 record.

Erick Torres opened the scoring for Chivas USA in the 10th minute, but Real Salt Lake equalized on a goal by Alvaro Saborio in the 70th minute.

The game was the first Luis Gil played for RSL at the Desert Diamond Cup. Trialists Dani Fragoso and Leandro Barrera again started for Chivas USA.

New England and Colorado played to a 2-2 tie in the second game. Charlie Davies made his first appearance of the preseason after overcoming a calf injury. Five New England starters were held out: Andrew Farrell (leg), Jose Goncalves (quadriceps), Lee Nguyen (groin), Saer Sene (ankle) and Chris Tierney (hamstring). Trialist Shalrie Joseph (knee) was also unavailable.

Like Gil for RSL, Shane O'Neill had spent January with the U.S. national team for the first time but made his first appearance in Tucson on Saturday for the Rapids.

March 1 in Tucson, Ariz.
Real Salt Lake 1 Chivas USA 1. Goals: Saborio 70; Torres 10.
Real Salt Lake -- Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Salcedo, Wingert; Beckerman, Grabavoy, Gil (Mulholland, 75); Morales; Plata (Allen, 85), Garcia (Saborio, 64).
Chivas USA -- Kennedy; Avila, Burling, Jean-Baptiste, Lochhead; Minda (Pelletieri, 60), Fragoso (Toia, 74), McNamara, Barrera; Fondy (Bautista, 65), Torres (Moore, 71).

March 1 in Tucson, Ariz.
New England 2 Colorado 2. Bunbury 5, Mullins 57; Buddle 25, Sanchez 82.
New England -- Shuttleworth (Soffner 79), Smith, Soares (McCarthy 66), Barnes (Woodbine 66), Alston (Sanchez 66), Caldwell (DelPiccolo 66), Fagundez (Imbongo 66), Kobayashi (Neumann 66), Rowe (Sundly 66), Mullins (Davies 59; Omanga 78), Bunbury (Bengtson 66)
Colorado  -- Irwin (Berner 81); Sturgis (O'Neill 50), Moor (Watts 72), Wynne (Van De Casteele 72), Klute (Edward 72); Jose Mari (Guzman 72), LaBrocca (Hairston 72); Serna (Chavez 72), Powers (Sanchez 46), Hill (Eloundou 72); Buddle (Torres 56)

DISNEY PRO CLASSIC. Michael Bradley scored his first goal of preseason for Toronto FC, but it slumped to a 4-2 loss to Brazilian club Fluminense's U-23 team and finished last at the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic. After the game, it was announced that Bradley withdrew from the U.S. national team for its game against Ukraine because of a "minor issue."

Toronto FC will have two weeks to prepare for its MLS opener as it is off next weekend. Jermain Defoe is expected to join the team next week, and Gilberto, the third DP signing, has been injured.

March 1 in Kissimmee, Fla.
Toronto FC 2 Fluminense U-23 4. Goals: Bradley 26, De Rosario 36; Pablo 18, Igor Julio 35, Matheus Carvalho pen. 53, Robert 56.
Toronto FC -- Bendik; Hall (Eze 84), Caldwell, Henry, Morgan; Jackson, Bekker (Hagglund 61), Bradley, Rey (Lovitz 75); De Rosario, Wiedeman (Aparicio 46).
Fluminense U-23 – Klever, Igor Julio, Nogueira, Fabio Braga, Diego, Robert, Luiz Fernando, Rodrigo (Matheus Carvalho 44), Eduardo (Bryan 73), Marlon, Pablo.

March 1 in Kissimmee, Fla.
Philadelphia 1 Montreal 1 (Philadelphia wins 4-1 on penalties). Goals: McInerney 29; Di Vaio 80.
Philadelphia -- MacMath, Fabinho, Okugo, Berry (Wheeler 80), Gaddis, Carroll, Edu, Nogueira, Maidana (Pfeffer 85), McInerney (Cruz 72), Le Toux (Fernandes 72).
Montreal -- Perkins; Camara (Mallace 46), Lefevre, Ferrari, Miller (Pearce 76); Bernardello, Warner, Felipe (Bernier 79), Mapp, Nyassi (Romero 76); Wenger (Di Vaio 64).

CAROLINA CHALLENGE CUP. D.C. United and Seattle played to a 2-2 draw against D.C. United at the Carolina Challenge Cup on Saturday afternoon. D.C. United won the preseason tournament championship on goal difference over the Sounders, who finished the 2014 preseason unbeaten (6-0-3).



March 1 in Charleston, S.C.
Seattle 2 D.C. United 2. Goals: Cooper 23, Pappa 63; Espindola pen. 8, Kitchen 53.
Seattle -- Frei, Yedlin (Rose 78), Marshall (Scott 66), Anibaba, Remick, Neagle, Alonso, Evans, Pappa (Kovar 77), Cooper (Parsemain 77), Martins.  
D.C. United -- Dykstra, Franklin, Parke, Boswell, Fernandez, Arnaud, Kitchen, Silva (Neal 84), DeLeon (Porter 79), Espindola (Munoz 84), Doyle.


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