Chivas USA, under new head coach Preki, earned a 5-0 win over the Fresno Fuego of the Premier Development League (PDL) in a preseason exhibition held this evening at Chukchansi Park in this Central Valley City.
First-year player John Cunliffe scored two goals and set up another, with new Chivas USA signing Alex Zotinca setting up the game's opening goal. Chivas USA goalkeeper Brad Guzan had to exit the game in the seventh minute with a gash on his chin that required stitches.
Chivas USA plays its next preseason game this Thursday, March 1 versus Cal State Fullerton at The Home Depot Center. For tickets or more information, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.
Scoring Summary :CHV -- John Cunliffe (Alex Zotinca) 21CHV -- Matt Taylor 34CHV -- Lawson Vaughn (John Cunliffe) 45CHV -- John Cunliffe 46CHV -- Lyle Martin 68
Chivas USA: Brad Guzan (Preston Burpo 7); Alex Zotinca, Jason Hernández (Andy O'Shea 61), Claudio Suárez, Orlando Pérez (Cameron Dunn 61); Jorge Barrera (Rodrigo Lopez 61), Lawson Vaughn (Carlos Borja 61), Francisco Mendoza (Erasmo Solórzano 61) John Cunliffe (Éder Robles 61); Maykel Galindo (Antony Hamilton 61), Matt Taylor (Mohammed Sethi 61).