Chivas USA arrived in Kansas City on Thursday night ahead of Saturday's match against the Wizards, which will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports en Español, and W Radio 690 AM. The team arrived at the hotel late on Thursday, and trained Friday at 12:00 noon CT.
Some highlights from the team's practice session:
The team warming up with 6v2 keep-away in a 10x10 box:
The team then moved on to a short-sided scrimmage:At the end of the practice, Maykel Galindo took the chance to see free kicks from another perspective, and managed to make some saves (though most were with his feet, rather than his hands):
Preki was happy to return to Kansas City, where he spent 9 of his 10 MLS seasons, winning the 2000 MLS Cup with the Wizards.
"It's a good, quiet family town," said Preki. "I enjoyed my time in Kansas City, and obviously my favorite [soccer memories] were winning a couple of trophies here. I'll always have good memories of Kansas City."
Preki also took the chance at practice to meet with a youth team that he had worked with while living in KC. Here he is speaking with them before today's training session:
For more information on tomorrow's match, click here for a match preview from cdchivasusa.com.