MLS Game Summary - Colorado at Chivas USA|
(Saturday, March 21, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Chivas USA 2, Colorado 1
Carson, CA (Sports Network) - Chivas USA midfielder Paulo Nagamura had scored
four career Major League Soccer goals in his previous 104 games played.
But in his team's opener at home on Saturday night vs. the Colorado Rapids
(0-1-0), Nagamura raised his career total to six in 105 games after he scored
two second-half goals to lead the Goats to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory.
Trailing 1-0 after being outplayed badly in the first half, Nagamura scored
the equalizer 10 minutes after the break on a pin-point shot just inside the
left post. But the Brazilian midfielder, known more for defense than his
offensive prowess, struck again just four minutes later with the game-winner
for Chivas USA (1-0-0).
After a ball was played into the Rapids area, Kosuke Kimura tried to clear,
but his header went right to Nagamura at the top of the 18-yard box. He made
no mistake on the chance, firing the shot in almost the exact spot of his
first goal to make it 2-1.
The goals came after Colorado's Omar Cummings had given the visitors a 1-0
lead at the half-hour mark, thanks to a blunder by Goats' goalkeeper Zach
Thornton. After a long shot was fired on goal, Thornton squared to the chance,
but it deflected off his chest right to Cummings, who fired it home.
03/22 01:19:52 ET