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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
CHIVAS USA: Reserves crushed in Portland

By Scott French

A Chivas USA lineup heavy of academy players got thumped in MLS Reserve League play Tuesday, conceding four goals over little more than 20 minutes in a 5-1 loss at Portland.

Bright Dike scored twice and Jorge Perlaza added a goal and an assist for the Timbers (5-2-2), who dictated play most of the way in at Jeld-Wen Field.

Academy player Ben Spencer, just 16, scored for the Goats (1-3-3), who also used youth players Eric Gonzalez, Esteban Rodriguez, Marky Delgado and Brian Kennedy. Jeld-Wen Field (Portland, Ore.)
Portland Timbers 5, Chivas USA 1

P -- Jorge Perlaza (Peter Lowry) 32
P -- Rodney Wallace (Peter Lowry, Jorge Perlaza) 39
P -- Bright Dike (Rodney Wallace) 46+
P -- Bright Dike (Omar Jasseh) 53
C -- Ben Spencer (Eric Gonzalez) 62
P -- Brian Umony 78

Portland Timbers: Jake Gleeson; Steve Purdy, David Horst (Douglas Nyame, 78), Chris Taylor, Rodney Wallace; Peter Lowry, James Marcelin (Freddie Braun, 46), Eric Alexander (Omar Jasseh, 46; Tracy Hasson, 89), Brian Umony; Bright Dike, Jorge Perlaza (Rodrigo Lopez, 46).

Chivas USA: Sergio Arias; Mariano Trujillo, Zarek Valentin, Chris Cortez, Bryan de la Fuente (Esteban Rodriguez, 46); Michael Lahoud, Eric Gonzalez (Marky Delgado, 89), Blair Gavin, Jorge Flores (Brian Kennedy, 89); Ben Spencer, Victor Estupiņan. Unused subs: Jack McGuire.

Yellow cards: Gavin 24, Trujillo 89.

Referee: Ronald Lagraff. Att.: 1,118.