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Depleted Chivas beats depleted Toronto, 3-1

September 07, 2008|From the Associated Press

TORONTO -- Daniel Paladini and Jonathan Bornstein scored to rally Chivas USA to a 3-1 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday.

Ante Razov had a goal and two assists for Chivas USA (8-9-6), which was missing nine players -- two to international play, five to injuries and two to yellow cards.

Tyler Rosenlund scored for Toronto (7-11-5), which was also missing nine regulars -- including eight to international duty -- and has just one win in its last 10 games.

Rosenlund gave Toronto a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute, receiving a beautiful pass across the goal box from Rohan Ricketts and putting a shot past Chivas goalie Zach Thornton.

Paladini tied it 11 minutes later when he took a pass from Razov in the middle of the field just outside the box, eluded a tackle and sent a high shot into the net, past Toronto goalie Brian Edwards.

Bornstein got the winning score in the 58th minute after taking a pass from Razov and beating a sliding Edwards. Razov capped the scoring in injury time when his shot deflected off Toronto midfielder Kevin Harmse and past Edwards.

Toronto was without its only experienced defender, Marco Velez, in the second half after the acting team captain and Chivas forward Alecko Eskandarian both were ejected in injury time in the first half after exchanging shots to the face.

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