GALAXY TIES MEXICAN TEAM GALAXY 1, CHIVAS 1.Byline: Fred J. Robledo Staff Writer
PASADENA - For a night at least, the Rose Bowl looked like Jalisco Stadium - the red, white and blue-dressed fans not decked out because of American patriotism, but because Chivas Rayadas de Guadalajara was in town Wednesday to face the Galaxy.
It wasn't a surprise. Next to the Dodgers and Lakers, Chivas is probably the most popular team in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , having won 10 Mexican League The Mexican League may refer to one of two major baseball leagues in Mexico. The Liga Mexicana de Beisbol (English: Mexican League) is a summer AAA-level baseball minor league. championships and a pride that runs deep because Guadalajara is known for fielding only Mexican players - not highly paid foreigners.
Still, despite playing in home-away-from-home conditions, Chivas could only manage a 1-1 draw, failing to beat the Galaxy for the third consecutive match, in front of 20,688.
The Galaxy nearly won the game in regulation after Clint Mathis' goal in the 22nd minute, but Chivas' Manuel Rios scored in the 90th minute to tie the score. In two other matches, the Galaxy beat Chivas 4-2 in penalty kicks in 1997 and 3-1 last year at the Rose Bowl.
On the international stage, the Galaxy record moved to 3-5-2 in five seasons, which includes two victories over Chivas, a 4-1 victory over Santos Laguna (Mexico) and draws against El Salvador's national team and Aston Villa of the English Premiership.
Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid Siegfried "Sigi" Schmid (born March 20 1953 in Tübingen, West Germany) is a soccer coach who currently heads the Columbus Crew.
Schmid moved from Germany to Torrance, California in 1962. He received a B.S. in economics from UCLA in 1976, and an M. said that the difference between Chivas and other Mexican clubs compared to MLS See multilevel security. teams is closing.
``Last year a lot of people felt we won against Chivas, but they didn't bring their best players,'' said Schmid. ``Tonight they played it like us, some guys in, some guys out; it was the same for both teams.
``I think we've shown we can play with teams like that and compete. Now if we played five more times, who would win that series? I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
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MLS all-stars Cobi Jones Cobi Jones (born June 16, 1970 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American midfielder for Major League Soccer team Los Angeles Galaxy.
Jones is currently the all-time leader of the United States men's national team in appearances, with 164 caps as of the end of 2004 (scoring 15 and Robin Fraser Robin Fraser (born December 17, 1966, in Kingston, Jamaica) is a former soccer defender, one of the best defenders in Major League Soccer's history.
Fraser played college soccer at Florida International University from 1984 to 1988. were out of town Wednesday, in Moscow as the U.S. national team lost to Russia 2-0. Jones and Fraser will rejoin the team in time for Saturday's game against New York/New Jersey and former coach Octavio Zambrano at Giants Stadium.