Thursday, April 30
Puede usted ver los comentarios previos al partido en nuestro Canal Oficial de YouTube aquí:
Después del encuentro ante San José, Chivas USA regresa al Home Depot Center para el juego ante el Real Salt Lake, equipo que lo eliminó en la temporada pasada, a partir de las 7:30 p.m. el sábado, 9 de mayo. Los Rojiblancos actualmente tienen una racha de cuatro partidos invictos como local en este inicio de temporada y estarán ofreciendo el Paquete Familiar para el encuentro del 9 de mayo, el cual incluye 4 boletos, cuatro hot dogs y cuatro gorras de Chivas USA, comenzando a $58. Para más información o para comprar boletos, favor de llamar a 1-877-CHIVAS-1 o visite cdchivasusa.com.
You can watch the game preview on our Official YouTube Channel here:
After the match against San Jose, Chivas USA will return to The Home Depot Center for a matchup against fellow 2005 expansion club Real Salt Lake, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. The Red-and-White, which currently own a four-match winning streak at home to start the season, are offering fans a special Family Pack for the May 9 match, including four tickets, four hotdogs, and four Chivas USA hats, starting at just $58. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.
Wednesday, April 29
PHOTO: Juan Miranda/Chivas USA
Tuesday, April 28
Monday, April 27
Saturday, April 25
Chivas USA earned a 2-0 win over FC Dallas on Saturday night at The Home Depot Center behind a fine effort from goalkeeper Zach Thornton, who made six saves, including point-blank stops on Kenny Cooper and Dax McCarty in the first half, to earn his fourth shutout of the season. The shutout was the 62nd of Thornton’s MLS career, which ties him with Tony Meola for third place on the all-time MLS shutout list.
Gerson Mayén earned his fourth assist of the year on Chivas USA’s second goal, giving the midfielder the MLS lead in the category.
FC Dallas was reduced to 10 men in the 25th minute when goalkeeper Dario Sala used his hands outside the box to make a breakaway save on Chivas USA forward Chukwudi Chijindu, who started his first match for the Red-and-White.
Atiba Harris scored his second goal of the season in the 68th minute on a header from 10 yards out past Dallas goalkeeper Ray Burse, who had entered the match for Dax McCarty after Sala’s red card.
The goal came after Paulo Nagamura switched the ball to the right wing for Mariano Trujillo, whose cross found Harris in the middle of the box.Chivas USA closed the game out in the 91st minute on a counter attack after a Dallas corner. Zach Thornton punched the ball clear to Gerson Mayén, who saw forward Alecko Eskandarian sprinting behind the Dallas defense. Mayén played the ball into space while Eskandarian was still in Chivas USA’s half of the field, and the forward ran onto the ball and finished the breakaway for his first goal of the 2009 season.
The 20-year-old Mayén, who joined Chivas USA in 2008 from the club’s youth system, earned his fourth assist of the season on Eskandarian’s goal, and is currently alone atop MLS in assists, ahead of six players tied for second with three assists.The team resumes training next week at The Home Depot Center; a full schedule of the team’s activities will be released Monday, which is an off day for the team.
Chivas USA travels next weekend to face the San Jose Earthquakes, currently in fourth place in the Western Conference with a 1-3-2 record (W-L-T) after a 2-0 loss tonight at Seattle Sounders FC. Next Saturday night’s match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on W Radio 690 AM, and will be Tape-Delayed on Prime Ticket, with kickoff scheduled to air at 10:00 p.m. PT.
Listen to post-game audios in English here:
Escuche los audios en español de las reacciones aquí:
Friday, April 24
Los Rojiblancos están en la primera posición de la Conferencia Oeste, a cuatro unidades adelante de Seattle Sounders FC. Los niños entran gratis para el partido de mañana. Los primeros 10,000 aficionados que lleguen al estadio recibirán un poster edición limitada de Chivas USA. Para más información o boletos, pueden visitar cdchivasusa.com o llamar a 1-877-CHIVAS-1.
Vea los comentarios previos al partido por nuestro Canal Oficial de Chivas USA:
Watch the game preview comments on our Official YouTube Channel:
Wednesday, April 22
Chivas falls in Toronto, remains tops in MLS / Chivas USA cae en Toronto pero sigue de líder (AUDIOS)
Chivas USA fell 1-0 in Toronto on Wednesday night at BMO Field but remains in first place in the Western Conference with a record of 4-1-1, with 13 points in 6 games. Tonight’s loss in front of 19,915 fans ended the Red-and-White’s undefeated streak of five games so far in the season.
Toronto midfielder and former Chivas USA player Amado Guevara scored the only game of the match at the 36th minute of play when he took advantage of a loose ball in the penalty area and beat goalkeeper Zach Thornton.
Tonight was the first time Toronto got a positive result against Chivas USA since the Red-and-White had won all four previous meetings between the clubs.
Chivas USA returns tomorrow to Los Angeles and will train Friday morning ahead of Saturday’s home match against FC Dallas. Saturday’s match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center. Tickets can be purchased at cdchivasusa.com or by calling 1-877-CHIVAS-1.
The Red-and-White is still perfect in 2009 at The Home Depot Center having won its previous three home matches against Colorado Rapids (2-1), Columbus Crew (2-1) and Seattle Sounders (2-0).
Chivas USA has not yet kept the same starting lineup for any of the six games thus far this season.
Chivas USA Head Coach Preki, on tonight’s match: “It was a tough game. Different and difficult conditions, bouncy, windy. We fought but at the end we came short. I thought that they might have been a little bit luckier than us and may be slightly better than us and they got three points…I think we were a little soft on the play (the goal). They got a lucky bounce. We should’ve done better”. (For a full quote sheet, please visit cdchivasusa.com.)
Chivas USA’s game against FC Dallas will be broadcast live in Southern California on KAZA Azteca 54 and W Radio 690 AM , and will be tape-delayed at 9:00 p.m. on Prime Ticket. Kids Get in Free for Saturday’s match; with the purchase of each adult ticket (8 maximum), one child aged 16 and under gets in free. Also, the first 10,000 fans through the gates will receive a limited-edition Chivas USA poster. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.
PHOTOS: NICK TURCHIARO
POST GAME AUDIOS/AUDIOS DE REACCIONES
Tuesday, April 21
Percovich apprenticed under goalkeeper coaches throughout Europe and Latin America, including stints with club sides Real Madrid, Valencia, Stuttgart, Cruziero and Pachuca, as well as the national teams of Brazil, France, and Uruguay.
“I think it’s the discipline and the attitude we have when we come on the field. As a unit, our four midfielders and our four defenders know that we work hard for each other so that if we get off our positions we have guys that run hard to make it up. I think we all cover each other’s backs…”
"The guys have done a very great job, they’ve closed down spaces, they’ve defended well, and they’ve made my job a lot easier… all the credit goes to the guys in front of me.
We have confidence in our team… the main thing is to keep it going. We always look forward to the next challenge."
Monday, April 20
Escuche aquí lo que el brasileño Paulo Nagamura, quien cumplió una fecha de suspensión, dijo a su llegada a tierras canadienses.
Nagamura jugó una fracción de la temporada 2007 con Toronto FC al igual que el delantero Alecko Eskandarian.
Chivas USA ha ganado en las únicas dos ocasiones que el conjunto rojiblanco ha enfrentado a Toronto FC en el BMO Field.
The match will be broadcast live on W Radio 690 AM in Los Angeles, and will be available on television via the Direct Kick package or online at MLSnet.com’s Match Center. Chivas USA holds a 4-0-0 record all-time against Toronto FC, who entered MLS as an expansion team in 2007.
Midfielder Paulo Nagamura returns to the lineup after serving a one-game suspension. Nagamura and forward Alecko Eskandarian each share a lot of memories when they both played together in Toronto in 2007.
“I have nothing but great memories. It's one of my favorite cities here in Toronto. We played the first home game here. The fans are tremendous. They always show love and support”.
“It’s a very nice city with nice restaurants and people from all over the world. There’s a lot of soccer fans here. It's a city that is going to bring even more success to MLS”.
Chivas USA returns home on Saturday, April 25 match against FC Dallas at The Home Depot Center. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live in Southern California on KAZA Azteca 54 and W Radio 690 AM , and will be tape-delayed at 9:00 p.m. on Prime Ticket. Kids Get in Free for Saturday’s match.
Saturday, April 18
Unbeaten Chivas extends lead atop MLS standings / Chivas se mantiene invicto y sigue como líder de la MLS (AUDIOS)
Chivas USA extended its lead atop the MLS standings with a 2-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC tonight at The Home Depot Center. An own-goal by Seattle’s James Riley and an 84th-minute clincher by Chivas USA’s Chukwudi Chijindu improved Chivas USA’s record to 4-0-1 and extended the club’s undefeated streak to five games.
Following tonight’s win, Chivas USA will hold its second ‘Practice in the Community’ of 2009 tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Montebello High School, located at 2100 W. Cleveland Ave., Montebello, Calif., 90640. The event will include a practice session of Chivas USA’s first-team squad, followed by an opportunity for fans to take photos, get autographs and meet players.
On Monday, Chivas USA will travel to Toronto ahead of Wednesday night’s match at Toronto FC, which will be available on the MLS Direct Kick package and via radio on W Radio 690 AM.
Gerson Mayen assisted on Chukwudi Chijindu’s first professional goal, giving the young midfielder three assists on the season, tied for top of the league with Osvaldo Alonso of Seattle and Landon Donovan of the LA Galaxy. Bojan Stepanovic also assisted on the goal in his first start with Chivas USA.
Zach Thornton made two saves to earn the shutout, including a point blank stop on a Sebastian Le Toux header just before the first half ended. Thornton, with three shutouts on the season, is tied with Seattle’s Kasey Keller, who missed the match due to a red card last week against Kansas City, for first in MLS.
Chivas USA Head Coach Preki, on tonight’s match: “[The players] are working their socks off for each other, and that’s a really good thing to see. The commitment from every single guy is tremendous, and also the guys who come off the bench, they’re doing their job… it’s really good to see that.” (For a full quote sheet, please visit cdchivasusa.com.)
Undefeated and first-place Chivas USA play midweek at Toronto before returning home to face FC Dallas next Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center. Kids Get in Free to the match – with the purchase of each adult ticket (8 maximum), one child aged 16 and under gets in free, and the first 10,000 fans through the gates will receive a limited-edition Chivas USA poster. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.
PHOTOS: JUAN MIRANDA/CHIVAS USA
Friday, April 17
All four schools that were visited by Chivas USA are home to the Team Prime Time after school program, which is offered to the students in partnership with the Beyond the Bell branch of LAUSD.
Highlights of the partnership between Chivas USA and Team Prime Time, which is called the Chivas USA Academic Academy, include ongoing player and student interaction, math readiness programming and year-round, on-campus soccer participation. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to visit a Chivas USA home game during the current 2009 season.
Watch Jesse Marsch, Claudio Suarez and Mariano Trujillo at Daniel Webster Middle School in Los Angeles as part of the first-ever 'Chivas in the Schools' program, in our Official YouTube Channel:
Wednesday, April 15
The next edition of our new feature called "Chatting with Chivas USA" is now online - this week you can get to know forward Atiba Harris.
Every week we'll spotlight one player with a Q&A and a video, and in this week's edition, Harris talks about St. Kitts, his 'English' nickname, and everything in between.
Click here for the Q&A, and watch the video below for the rest of this week's Chatting with Chivas USA!
April 8 - Galindo
April 1 - Victorine
March 27 - Bornstein
Tuesday, April 14
Listen to Preki, Zach Thornton, Carey Talley and Mariano Trujillo discuss the early-season success of Chivas USA's defense, and look ahead to Saturday's first-place showdown with Seattle in our Official YouTube Channel here:
The first 10,000 fans through the gate for the April 18 match will receive a special edition Chivas USA Cinch Backpack, courtesy of Time Warner Cable. For more information on the game, or to purchase tickets, please visit cdchivasusa.com or call 1-877-CHIVAS-1.
Vea lo que los jugadores tienen que decir en nuestro Canal Oficial de YouTube de Chivas USA:
Los primeros 10,000 aficionados que lleguen al estadio el 18 de abril recibirán una mochila especial de Chivas USA, cortesía de Time Warner Cable. Para más información sobre el partido, o para comparar boletos, favor de visitar cdchivasusa.como llame al 1-877-CHIVAS-1.
Sunday, April 12
Saturday, April 11
Chivas USA continued its undefeated start to the season and reached the top spot in MLS with a 0-0 draw ‘at’ the LA Galaxy in The Home Depot Center, improving the team’s record to 3-0-1 (W-L-T). The Red-and-White now host Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, April 18 at The Home Depot Center. Seattle currently sits second in the West with a 3-1-0 (W-L-T) record, following Seattle’s 1-0 loss Saturday night at home against Kansas City.
A total of nine cards were given out over the course of tonight’s match, including three red cards. Chivas USA midfielder Paulo Nagamura was dismissed just before halftime for his second yellow card, while the Galaxy’s Alan Gordon received his second yellow in minute 71, and Galaxy defender Gregg Berhalter received a straight red for a tackle in the 79th minute that prevented a breakaway for Red-and-White forward Alecko Eskandarian.
Though neither team found the back of the net, both teams had many chances, with Chivas USA holding the edge in shots, 12-8. Eduardo Lillingston, Paulo Nagamura, and Sacha Kljestan all forced diving saves from Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, while Zach Thornton recorded four saves for the Red-and-White to earn his second shutout of the year.
This was the second of five matches for Chivas USA in the month of April, four of which will take place at The Home Depot Center. After a 2-1 home win over Columbus and the 0-0 ‘away’ draw against the Galaxy, the Red-and-White next hosts the expansion Seattle Sounders on Saturday, April 18. Tickets for the match can be purchased at cdchivasusa.com or by calling 1-877-CHIVAS-1. The team then closes the month with an April 22 match at Toronto and an April 25 home match against FC Dallas.
“I knew the emotions would be pretty high… I thought we were solid, and obviously at the end of the game, when now we have a man up, it looked like a [hockey] power play. We had three or four good chances to score and we didn’t, so we’ve got to give them credit.” (For a full quote sheet, please visit cdchivasusa.com.)
PHOTOS: JUAN MIRANDA/CHIVAS USA
Listen to game reaction audios:
Click here to listen to Chivas USA Head Coach Preki
Click here to listen to defender Shavar Thomas
Click here to listen to defender Carey Talley
Click here to listen to midfielder Jesse Marsch
Click here to listen to forward Alecko Eskandarian
Escuche aquí la reacción del mediocampista Mariano Trujillo después del empate 0-0 en el Súper Clásico Honda ante el Galaxy.
Friday, April 10
Ve la previa del partido aquí:
Watch the game preview here:
Wednesday, April 8
‘Chatting with Chivas USA’ es una columna semanal de una serie de preguntas a los jugadores de Chivas USA. Esta semana, platicamos con el delantero Maykel Galindo. Puede visitar el sitio cdchivasusa.com para conocer más de sus respuestas y también escuche del mismo Maykel Galindo aquí:
Tuesday, April 7
Friday, April 3
Thursday, April 2
Follow this link to see the flyer for the tournament - there are still spots left (it costs $100 to participate) and all of the proceeds go directly to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
If you would like to participate, you can call Pam Ryan at the Torrance Marriott at 310-543-6018. The event starts on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.
Alecko is excited to play in the tournament (his style: "I'm aggressive. I'll bluff more than I'll fold. I don't fold easy, ever."), and also to donate to such a worthy cause.
Here are his quotes on how he got involved in the event, and what it means to him:
"The Children's Miracle Network is the charity, and actually my roommate introduced me to it. My roommate works at the Torrance Marriott, and I know last year they had an event and she came home and she was talking about it and how there's a miracle child that comes and talks to them, and she said she had tears in her eyes.... So that got my attention."
"When I was in D.C. I did a lot of work with the children's hospital out there, and I just love working with kids, especially the kids that are unfortunate to have these illnesses or these bad breaks in their life. I think they just have so much courage."
"I used to love going and working with the children's hospital because I think I got more out of it than the kids did. For me it was just amazing to visit these kids, hear their stories, find out what they're dealing with on a day-to-day basis and it really put life in perspective for me. So that's why I try to work with them as much as possible.
"When my roommate told me about this event coming up with the Children's Miracle Network, I jumped on it. Obviously, I love poker as well, so it just made perfect sense to donate to a good cause, and play some poker, and hopefully impact some kids' lives."
Wednesday, April 1
Every week we'll spotlight one player with a Q&A and a video, and in this week's edition, Sasha Victorine talks about everything from superhero alter-ego to his world travels.
Click here for the Q&A, and watch the video below for the rest of this week's Chatting with Chivas USA!
Week 1: Jonathan Bornstein