Chivas USA were back in action in the MLS Reserve League on Tuesday, this time playing Real Salt Lake in Utah. The result was a 1-1 draw. RSL went ahead in the 42nd minute through forward Devon Sandoval, and Chivas tied it up in the 51st minute with a tap-in from Homegrown striker Caleb Calvert. The Goats had a chance to go ahead, but a penalty kick by Martin Rivero was saved by RSL 'keeper Jeff Attinella in the 66th minute, and the score remained deadlocked.
The result is Chivas' first non-loss in MLS Reserve League play this season, after losing the first three. Of course, reserve games are meant to give players a chance to play, reach or maintain fitness, and give coaches a chance to see some of the guys who aren't starters in game action.
Here was Chivas' starting lineup for the game:
Tim Melia; Anthony Rodriguez, Eriq Zavaleta, Michael Nwiloh, Joel Contreras; Marky Delgado, Matt Dunn, Martin Rivero, Kris Tyrpak; Matthew Fondy, Caleb Calvert
Rodriguez is on the CUSA U-18 Academy team and has played for the reserves previously. Contreras is a member of Chivas' U-23 team.
Subs for the match: Former Academy player Jacob Barron came on in the 64th minute for Rodriguez. U-18 Academy player Paul Salcedo entered in the 69th minute for Dunn, and U-18 player Juan Espinoza replaced Contreras in the 94th minute.
The Goats' next MLS Reserve League game is May 12 against the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
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