Torres scores twice as Chivas downs RBNY

Erick Torres helped Chivas USA claim just its second league win in its last 20 outings as his brace saw the club down Red Bull New York, 3-2, at the StubHub Center on Sunday.

Julio Morales had put the Goats in front in the 30th minute when he collected a pass from Carlos Alvarez and fired a shot into the back of the net from the top of the box, but it was quickly canceled out when Tim Cahill nodded home a corner kick from Thierry Henry a minute later.

The Goats were awarded a penalty kick just before halftime after Ibrahim Sekagya pushed over Torres in the box, which allowed the Chivas striker to restore his side's one-goal lead by converting the ensuing attempt.

Chivas held the one-goal margin until the dying stages when Torres capitalized on a failed clearance from the New York defense by slotting a shot into the bottom corner.

it proved to be a vital goal as the Red Bulls pulled one back five minutes later through a header from Dax McCarty, which turned out to serve merely as a consolation strike.