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Chivas Gets a Point on the Road

August 28, 2005|From Associated Press

FRISCO, Texas — Ramon Nunez scored the first goal of his MLS career in the 67th minute to help FC Dallas tie Chivas USA, 2-2, on Saturday night.

Chivas (3-17-5) picked up only its third point of the season on the road in 13 games, while the tie extended Dallas' club-record winless streak to eight games.

Nunez scored an unassisted goal when he intercepted Ezra Hendrickson's attempt to clear and scored from the top of the penalty area.

Chivas goalie Brad Guzan helped preserve the tie by making a diving save on Carlos Ruiz's free kick in the 91st minute. Guzan finished the game with five saves.

Hendrickson had given Chivas a 2-1 lead in the 59th minute when he back-heeled a shot into the left corner of the Dallas net from inside the goalie's box.

Esteban Arias scored his first goal of the season in the 37th minute for a 1-0 Chivas lead. Arias intercepted Clarence Goodson's clearing pass, dribbled around a defender and fired a shot into the net for an unassisted score.

Ruiz tied the score in the 44th minute with his 11th goal of the season off assists from Eddie Johnson and Greg Vanney.

Dallas (10-7-6) will be without defenders Chris Gbandi and Goodson for the next game after each player topped 21 caution points for the season. Both players picked up yellow cards for reckless play.

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