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It was one of those nights where the game, wasnt perfect, but you have 10 other guys watching your back and thats what a team effort is, said goalkeeper Tally Hall. We definitely took a couple of punches the last couple of weeks. Its about how you respond, and I think we responded very well to the situation when we needed to. After arriving from Seattle in a trade for Adam Moffat, Servando Carrasco made his Dynamo debut, coming on for the final 18 minutes. CHIVAS USA Chivas USA made it two more matches without loss, playing to a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Saturday evening at at StubHub Center. Chivas USA sit in ninth place in the Western Conference with 26 points from 29 matches. LAST MATCH Chivas USA took the lead in the 23rd minute. After a well-worked sequence through the midfield, Bryan de la Fuente flicked a header to the top right corner from the heart of the area for the opener. But Diego Valeri, just five minutes after coming on as a substitute, potted the equalizer with a powerful strike past Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy from inside the box. Chivas USA head coach Jose Luis Real made two changes to the team that defeated D.C. United 1-0 at StubHub Center. Mario de Luna and Eric Avila came back into the team, in place of Marky Delgado and Julio Morales. Highlights: CHV 1, POR 1 CHIVAS USA (4-4-1-1): Dan Kennedy – Mario de Luna (Carlo Chueca 77), Bobby Burling, Carlos Bocanegra, Carlos Borja – Eric Avila (Tristan Bowen 88), Edgar Mejia, Oswaldo Minda, Bryan de la Fuente – Carlos Alvarez (Matthew Fondy 56) – Erick Torres. READ: Chivas USA announce Arturo Galvez as new president TEAM NEWS Chivas USA extended their undefeated streak at StubHub Center to three matches, with two wins and a draw in that time.
At 4 p.m., he took part in a public forum at USAs Mitchell Center. Before a crowd of about 200, he gave a PowerPoint presentation outlining his goals and ideas for the university, then took questions from the audience. Gilberts goals included improving the universitys retention rate of 68 percent and its graduation rate of 37 percent; creating more of an international focus for the universitys research programs; and attracting more businesses to the universitys Technology & Research Park. Doug Marshall, president of USAs Faculty Senate and a member of the presidential search committee, started the question-and-answer session by asking Gilbert if it was important, given the size of USAs health care division, to encourage the health care and university divisions to become more collaborative. The more we can get them working together, the better, Gilbert responded. I would do all that I could try to do bring the two divisions together as often as possible. Marshall also asked how Gilbert envisioned a typical faculty members workday in the future. Across the country, things are changing for faculty members, Gilbert said. Theyre more focused on research as we go forward. There is going to be more demand on faculty to be involved in knowledge creation and research. An audience member asked for Gilberts opinion on the universitys reliance on faculty adjunct professors. I think there is a place for a variety of different faculty types, Gilbert said, but relying too heavily on adjuncts is not a good idea. Other questions focused on ideas for expanding campus activities, enhancing the universitys role in the community and improving campus communication. Gilbert was also asked about his favorite charities (Habitat for Humanity, a foundation to assist public schools, the Starkville arts council); which professional journals he reads (The Chronicle of Higher Education); and his favorite book (1776 by David McCullough). It was great to field all the questions, Gilbert said after the session. He emphasized his goal to expand the universitys partnerships with Mobiles businesses and industry.
USA presidential candidate answers wide-ranging questions in public forum (photos)
USA Cycling has endorsed British challenger Brian Cookson against incumbent President Pat McQuaid in a contentious election that will be decided Sept. 27 in Florence, Italy. Cookson has promised to rebuild cyclings reputation and governance after years of doping allegations that reached a crescendo with the Lance Armstrong confession. The culture of doping within the sport largely stained McQuaids two-term tenure. Thursday’s Photos of the day USA Cycling has raised concerns about the legitimacy of McQuaids nomination for the presidency after he failed to gain support from his home Irish federation and Switzerland, where he lives. He is running with support from Malaysia and Thailand. USA Cycling said in endorsing Cookson on Wednesday that he is best qualified to lead UCI and rebuild trust in the organization. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.