Cade Cowell’s CONCACAF Champions Cup debut will certainly go down as a memorable one for the young forward.
Cowell scored his first two goals and registered his first assist for Liga MX side Chivas in Wednesday’s 3-1 first leg victory over Canadian side Forge FC. The U.S. men’s national team forward scored once in each half while Ricardo Marin also found the back of the net for the visitors.
Cowell’s opening goal came in the 26th minute after Fernando Gonzalez played him in towards goal with a through ball pass. The 20-year-old made no mistake on the finish, slotting home into the top-right corner.
Despite Forge FC equalizing in the 31st minute through Terran Campbell’s goal, Chivas regained its advantage before halftime. Marin headed home Cowell’s cross in the first minute of first-half stoppage time, giving Chivas a 2-1 lead at the interval.
The former San Jose Earthquakes homegrown capped off his Man of the Match performance in the 63rd minute, stroking home Jesus Sanchez’s pass for a 3-1 Chivas lead. Cowell was substituted off shortly after, but finished the match with nine duels won, three fouls drawn, and four dribbles completed.
Chivas will resume Liga MX action on Saturday against FC Juarez before hosting Forge FC at Estadio AKRON on Feb. 13.
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Author : Larry Henry Jr
Publish date : 2024-02-08 11:42:32
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