HOUSTON (AP) — Jesus Padilla saved a point for Chivas USA by scoring on a header in the 71st minute for a 1-1 tie with the Houston Dynamo in a SuperLiga group game.
Lovel Palmer scored for Houston, which has four points in Group A.
Palmer scored in the sixth minute by controlling an attempted clearance and sending a floater into the far side from 14 yards out on the right.
In the second match, Mario Ortiz scored two second-half goals to lead Puebla into the SuperLiga semifinals with a 3-1 win over Pachuca in the second leg of group play.
Puebla leads Group A with a 2-0-0 record and six points heading into its group finale Wednesday against Houston, while Pachuca falls to 0-2-0 with no points in group play heading into its group finale Wednesday against Chivas USA.
Gabriel Pereyra gave Puebla a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute after getting a pass from Ortiz in the middle of the box and hitting a left-footed shot into the right of the net from 10 yards.
Ortiz scored in the 67th minute after getting a pass in the box and hitting a shot from 10 yards in the middle box into the right of the net. Ortiz scored again in the 75th minute to make it 3-0 before Franco Arizala scored in the 80th minute for Pachuca.
Pachuca played the final 27 minutes a man down after Dario Cvitanich was given a straight red card for giving a Pachuca player a sliding kick to the head.