Guadalajara's Goats gore Metro late, 3:2
February 15, 2011 (Official Game Summary)

Guadalajara New York
02.15.11 · Preseason

Despite goals from midfielder Dane Richards and forward Juan Agudelo, the New York Red Bulls ended their first preseason trip of the season in Mexico with a 3-2 loss to Chivas de Guadalajara at Omnilife Stadium Tuesday night. With the defeat, the Red Bulls dropped to 2-1-0 in New York head coach Hans Backe's first MLS preseason loss of his career.

After a stalemate for more than half of the first half, the Red Bulls broke through from an excellent individual effort by Richards in the 29th minute. Rafa Marquez had possession in New York's defensive half and swung a long ball to Richards. Richards slipped the ball through the legs of a Chivas defender and raced past a pair of markers before ripping a shot past goalkeeper Hugo Hernandez from the right side of the penalty box.

Richards played the provider of New York second goal 10 minutes later. The Jamaican intercepted a Chivas pass along their backline and took the ball to the right wing. Richards lofted a cross to an open Agudelo, who made no mistake with his header, nodding it into the back of the net.

Trailing by two going into halftime, Chivas had a goal disallowed in 52nd minute when a free kick from the hosts was headed in by Michel Vasquez but the forward was ruled offsides.

However, Chivas closed the gap to one with less than 20 minutes to play. Alberto Medina raced down the left wing and swung a ball to the back post that Jesus Sanchez headed past Sutton. With momentum on their side, Chivas then tied the game in the 80th minute. A cross for substitute Antonio Gallardo was played into the box that the forward slid into the back of New York's net.

New York was reduced to 10 men with five minutes to go, as Richards earned his second yellow card for a late challenge. Chivas was able to earn a last gasp victory with the last play of the match, as Jorge Mora headed home a cross from the penalty spot to give the hosts the win.

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