U.S. Abroad: Rubio Rubin gets first Liga MX goal against short-handed Chivas

Rubio Rubin scored his first Liga MX goal since joining Tijuana as a free agent in late January, connecting on the third Xolos goal in a 3-0 win over Guadalajara, which was missing its first-team players who were rested for Tuesday's first leg of the Concacaf Champions League final against Toronto FC.

The goal was Rubin's first league goal in more than three years. He scored three times in a positive rookie season at FC Utrecht but things went downhill from there in Europe. In his next three seasons at Utrecht, Silkeborg in Denmark and Stabaek in Norway, he played only 13 games combined with just three starts.

Miller Bolanos and Gustavo Bou scored on penalty kicks in the first half for Tijuana, which is tied for seventh place with two games to play in the first phase of the Torneo Clausura. The top eight teams advance to the playoffs.

The only Chivas player who started in the 0-0 tie with the New York Red Bulls on Tuesday was Edwin Hernandez, who is suspended for the first leg of the final. Jair Pereira, who served the first of a two-game CCL suspension against the Red Bulls, also started. Chivas will also be without keeper Rodolfo Cota in Toronto on Tuesday but he did not play at Tijuana

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