Saturday, February 21

Chivas USA beats Hammarby of Sweden/Chivas USA doblega al Hammarby sueco

Chivas USA earned a 2-0 win over Hammarby IF of the Swedish First Division in a preseason scrimmage played on Saturday morning on University Field 2 at The Home Depot Center. Goals from Jim Curtin and trialist Eduardo Lillingston gave the victory to the Red-and-White, while goalkeepers Zach Thornton and Lance Parker combined for the shutout.

Watch the game highlights here:

In the second scrimmage of the day, a team of trialists and Chivas USA players tied UCLA 0-0 in a 70-minute match. Lance Parker played strongly for the Red-and-White, saving a penalty kick in the 8th minute and making another stop on a breakaway just a few minutes later. Dan Kennedy replaced Parker for the start of the second half, and made a pair of saves to keep the clean sheet for Chivas USA.

Watch Parker's performance and game highlights also on our Official YouTube Channel here:

The Red-and-White’s preseason record now stands at 3-1-1 (W-L-T), and the team will face the Ventura County Fusion (PDL) next Sunday in Valencia, Calif., in a benefit match for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation. More information can be found at or