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MLS: Rapids tie Chivas in Mexico; Galaxy waives four
February 27th, 1997 12AM
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The Colorado Rapids continued to look impressive in preseason play when they tied Mexican First Division club Chivas of Guadalajara 1-1 on Feb. 26. Newly acquired Paul Bravo scored the equalizer for Colorado in the 80th minute.

"The players we obtained in the offseason to greatly improve the quality of our team are coming through," said Rapids coach Glenn Myernick. "I am very pleased with the play of our attacking players, including Paul [Bravo], Adrian [Paz], and our youngster Ross Paule... We have three more games here before we depart for Orlando (on March 6), so it will be interesting to see how we hold up."

Myernick has had a select group of Mexican players training with the Rapids as guest players and said he expects to sign two First Division players to complete Colorado's offseason roster moves.

Galaxy waive four players

The Los Angeles Galaxy waived four players Feb. 26, putting the team in line with the MLS salary cap while retaining their star players.

Arash Noamouz, John Garvey, Jose Vasquez, and Felipe Rodriguez were all waived. Los Angeles also released Shawn Boney and Travis Rinker on Feb. 24.

"We had to make some tough decisions to keep the core of the team intact and invest in the team's future with younger players," said Galaxy GM Danny Villanueva. "Martin Machon and Danny Pena are marvelous additions to our 1996 pool of players."

Noamouz and Vasquez were both starters for L.A. early in the inaugural MLS season, but were later sidelined by injuries. Garvey scored one goal in limited action, while Rodriguez had been acquired during the offseason.

"This is the toughest part of the pre-season for a coach," said Los Angeles' Lothar Osiander. "I'm really excited about the way the team is shaping up. Of course, we now know that the "tank" (Eduardo Hurtado) will be rolling in with support from Mauricio Cienfuegos and Cobi Jones. The acquisition of Machon, Pena, Steve Jolley, Bryan Taylor and John Jones will add a lot more depth to the team."

Cienfuegos, who has been training with El Salvador's national team, is expected to rejoin the Galaxy on March 3, while Hurtado returned from Ecuador Feb. 26 and has resumed training. Cobi Jones will join Los Angeles later in March, after his U.S. national team commitments are completed.

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