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FC Dallas Defeats Chivas USA 3-1

April 17, 2005

CARSON, Calif. (AP) _ Carlos Ruiz and Ed Johnson scored in the last 5 minutes, leading FC Dallas to a 3-1 victory over Chivas USA on Saturday night.

Ronnie O’Brien opened the scoring in the 40th minute, Ruiz added a goal in the 85th minute and Johnson completed the scoring in the 90th minute for Dallas (1-1-0).

Thiago Thiba Martins took a pass from Ramon Ramirez and scored on a header in the first half for Chivas USA (0-2-1).

Chivas USA’s Ryan Suarez was knocked unconscious when he collided with Chivas goalkeeper Brad Guzan in the second period. Chivas spokesman Keegan Pierce said Suarez regained consciousness within 5 minutes of being taken from the field on a stretcher and was taken to a hospital for additional tests.

There was no immediate word on the extent of Suarez’s injuries.

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