Metro meets Amado, gets another draw
March 14, 2007 (Official Game Summary)

Chivas USA New York
03.14.07 · Preseason

The New York Red Bulls and Chivas USA played to a 2-2 draw on Wednesday morning in their final scrimmage in Los Angeles. Todd Dunivant and Jozy Altidore tallied for the Red Bulls.

One of the encouraging signs had to be captain Claudio Reyna, who played the full 90 minutes for the first time in the '07 preseason. Reyna controlled play in the middle and helped set up a number of scoring chances for his teammates. He assisted on the team's first goal in the 53rd minute when he struck a well-placed corner kick from the right side towards the back post. Defender Todd Dunivant was there and headed it past Chivas 'keeper Brad Guzan to level the match at 1-1.

Then in the 81st minute, Reyna almost had his first tally of the preseason with a 28-yard blast from the right channel that just curled over the upper 90.

Despite having the majority of the chances in the first half, the Red Bulls found themselves trailing at the break. Chivas scored when trialist Laurent Merlin managed to stay onside and got past the Red Bulls' backline and put away a low cross from Ante Razov.

After Dunivant's goal, Chivas went up a goal again in the 68th minute when Matt Taylor tracked down a Jorge Barrera through ball and dribbled around a diving Jon Conway to score Chivas' second goal of the game.

However, Altidore equalized three minutes later. Marvell Wynne beat his man down the right flank and sent a cross through the box. Altidore made a run towards the back post and was able to one-time the cross into the net with a right-footed shot while sliding on the turf.

Altidore nearly had the game-winner in the 87th minute when Reyna hit another dangerous cross towards the back post that Altidore headed over the crossbar.

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