Club America beats Cruz Azul in exhibition
Matias Vuoso and Daniel Montenegro scored in a two-minute span to give Club America of Mexico City a 2-1 victory over crosstown rival Cruz Azul in an exhibition Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.
Vuoso put Club America ahead 1-0 in the 35th minute. Montenegro's long pass from midfield between two defenders freed Vuoso for a breakaway, and Vuoso converted a diagonal 13-yard shot inside the right post.
In the 37th minute, Montenegro volleyed Israel Martinez's left-wing cross inside the left post from 16 yards. Oscar Rojas began the sequence with a back-heel pass to Martinez.
Cruz Azul's Christian Gimenez scored on a 28-yard free kick in the 90th minute.
Club America's Guillermo Ochoa and Jean Beausejour and Cruz Azul's Gerardo Torrado, who competed in the World Cup, did not make the trip. Ochoa and Torrado represented Mexico, while Beausejour played for Chile.