Chivas USA scored early, then held on to defeat USSF Second Division team Austin Aztex, snapping two winless streaks. The Goats had not won a game in almost two months, and had not won an Open Cup match in seven years.
Chivas got on the board quickly, as Jesus Padilla took a pass from Osael Romero and notched the lower left corner of the goal in the 12th minute. Despite a few Aztex shots that required good saves from Goats keeper Zach Thornton, Chivas dominated the half.
Austin made their presence felt more in the second half, with Jamie Watson leading the surge. However, they were unable to get the ball past Thornton to equalize, heading home in the Third Round for the second consecutive year. Chivas USA will visit the Houston Dynamo in the Quarterfinals on July 6.
CHV- Padilla (Romero) 12′
AUS- Needham 25′ (yellow, Reckless foul)
CHV- Mayen for Romero, 70′
AUS- Marosevic for Callaham, 72′
CHV- Saragosa for Gavin, 73′
CHV- Delgado for Chijindu, 78′
AUS- Bernard for Watson, 88′