Reserves: Chivas USA lose to Seattle Sounders 3-2

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Chivas continued to go without winning in a competition that isn't really meaningful.

Chivas USA's reserve team played their latest game in the MLS Reserve League on Sunday, falling to the Seattle Sounders 3-2 at the stadium complex. The game featured several non-competitive debuts for Chivas players, and a goal from the opponents from a familiar face.

Former Goat Tristan Bowen scored in a familiar setting, getting the goals started in the 15th minute, with the Sounders doubling the score in the 34th via Chad Barrett. Chivas tried to come back, with Adolfo Bautista scoring off a free kick in the 39th minute. That score held until the 76th minute, when Michael Nwiloh scored an own goal to put Seattle up 3-1. Luke Moore scored a consolation goal, his second in as many Reserve League games, in the 80th minute, with Martin Rivero setting him up.

Here was Chivas' starting XI for the match:

Tim Melia; Lyle Martin, Eriq Zavaleta, Michael Nwiloh, Donny Toia; Olivera, Martin Rivero, Oswaldo Minda, Kristopher Tyrpak; Adolfo Bautista, Luke Moore

I tried to track down the identity of "Olivera" but no luck in the listed Chivas USA U-23 or Academy rosters.

"Rodriguez" entered the game to start the second half for Toia, who played 45 minutes the night before in the first team match. My guess is that it's CUSA U-18 defender Anthony Rodriguez. Also, Matthew Fondy entered at halftime for Tyrpak.

Trevor Spangenberg replaced Tim Melia, and Matt Dunn made his debut (of sorts) for Chivas as he replaced Minda. Both subs came in the 63rd minute. Caleb Calvert entered for Zavaleta in the 68th minute.

Chivas are now winless in three MLS Reserve League games so far this season. Of course, that league counts for nothing, so it's not that big of a deal. What the bigger question in my mind is whether the goals in the reserves will get Luke Moore going with the first team, since Chivas could really use other scorers in addition to Erick Torres right now.

The Goats' next reserve league game is next Tuesday, April 29, on the road against Real Salt Lake.

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