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Chivas USA Weekly Update: Newly Acquired Forward Angel Contributes Right Away

Juan Pablo Angel, acquired by Chivas on Wednesday, scored the opening goal in the team's 2-2 tie against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

CARSON, CA - APRIL 02:  Juan Pablo Angel #9 of the Los Angeles Galaxy controls the ball during the Philadelphia Union v Los Angeles Galaxy Match at The Home Depot Center on April 2, 2011 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - APRIL 02: Juan Pablo Angel #9 of the Los Angeles Galaxy controls the ball during the Philadelphia Union v Los Angeles Galaxy Match at The Home Depot Center on April 2, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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Chivas USA welcomed its newest player, forward Juan Pablo Angel, last Wednesday with only ten games left in the season. Angel played just three days later in the team's game against the Colorado Rapids, making his mark right away.

The 35-year-old forward scored Chivas' first goal of the game in the 36th minute when he deceived Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens and placed the ball into the right corner. The strike, however, was bigger than just one goal. It was the first time that Chivas has scored on Colorado in 427 minutes of play, dating back to 2009. The game eventually ended in a 2-2 tie as Laurent Courtois hit the equalizing goal in the 86th minute.

Chivas will play their fifth and final game of the road trip this Wednesday, traveling to Portland to take on the Portland Timber at 11:00 ET. Both teams have similar records and are next to each other in the Western Conference standings (Chivas is sixth while Portland is seventh). Chivas will be looking for its first win in three games after two straight draws.