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Chicago claims title to finish 7-1-0
by Paul Kennedy, March 2nd, 2014 12:19AM
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[MLS PRESEASON: Desert Diamond Cup] Yes, it rains (and even occasionally snows) in Tucson, and it came down hard Saturday. But it cleared up by the final of the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup that went to the Chicago Fire with a 2-0 win over guest team Guadalajara's sub-20s.

Ecuadoran Juan Luis Anangono scored in the 14th minute and Quincy Amarikwa added an insurance goal in stoppage time for the Fire, which finished preseason with a 7-1-0 record. Mike Magee, who had missed the first week and a half of the Tucson camp, came off the bench to make his first appearance at the Desert Diamond Cup.

The final day of play at the Kino Sports Complex began with a 1-1 tie between Real Salt Lake and Chivas USA, which finished the 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.
Chicago 2 Guadalajara sub-20 0. Goals: Anangono 16, Amarikwa 90.
March 1 in Tucson, Ariz.
Chicago 2 Guadalajara sub-20 0. Goals: Anangono 16, Amarikwa 90.
Chicago -- Johnson; Palmer, Hurtado, Soumare, Segares; Larentowicz (Pause 85); Nyarko (Shipp 65), Rolfe (Magee 69), Alex, Duka (Joya 79); Anangono (Amarikwa 70).
Guadalajara sub-20 -- Gudino; Martir, E.Flores, Sandoval, M.Lopez; S.Flores, Guzman, Navarro (Lugo 63), Marquez; Rios, A.Lopez (Tejada 82).

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).

Cato gives Quakes win over Portmore United

[MLS PRESEASON: Rose City Invitational] The San Jose Earthquakes wrapped up the Rose City Invitational with a 1-0 win over Jamaica's Portmore United at Portland's Providence Park on Saturday.

Trinidadian Cordell Cato’s goal in the 39th minute gave the San Jose Earthquakes their second 1-0 win of the tournament.

The Quakes are off next week because of their participation in the Concacaf Champions League, so they will play one more preseason game Wednesday against USL PRO affiliate Sacramento Republic FC at CSU Stanislaus’ Warrior Stadium in Turlock.

March 1 in Portland, Ore.
San Jose 1 Portmore United. Goal: Cato 39.
San Jose -- Busch, Barklage (Harris 46), Bernardez, Goodson, Stewart, Cato, Cronin, Pierazzi (Koval 74), Salinas, Jahn (Schuler 74), Wondolowski.
Portmore United -- Foster (Barrett 46), A.Reid, Rickardo Harriott, S.Williams (East 79), Rosario Harriott (Johnson 79), Vanzie (K.Reid 79), Grandison (D.Williams 46), Wilson (Curry 46), Adlam (Nickle 16), Bennett (Pryce 79), Swaby (Manning 46).

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