You might find him small, but midfielder Paolo Cardozo shows major talent whenever he comes onto the field for Chivas USA. Cardozo was acquired earlier this season in a trade with home rival LA Galaxy in exchange for defender David Junior Lopes. Interesting enough, Cardozo would score his first MLS goal in the second SuperClásico of the season.
Check out Cardozo’s first goal:
He’s known as Ecuador’s future. And so far here with Chivas USA, Miller Bolaños has started showing the reasons why. Bolaños joined MLS in the preseason and had a slow adaptation to a different league, suffering a couple of injuries earlier in the season, and adapting to Southern California. Because of this, versatile Bolaños spent a couple of games out of the 18-man roster, but upon his return, he showed why Coach Fraser should consider him for every game as he scored his first MLS goal in the Wednesday afternoon match vs Portland Timbers back in July.
Check out Bolaños’ first MLS goal:
After spending one year playing in Belgium, forward Tristan Bowen returned to Chivas USA early this year to continue doing what he does best. Although he had played with the Red-and-White Reserves League, it wasn’t until this past Saturday that Bowen made his debut with the team this season as he came off the bench to replace Alejandro Moreno in the 62nd minute. Twenty minutes later, Bowen made a cross that would lead to the club’s 1-1 draw with Colorado Rapids.
Check out Bowen’s first assist with the club this season:
In the few games the 2012 MLS SuperDraft selectee Casey Townsend has played with Chivas USA, he’s learned to be the difference maker. In the team’s first road match, Townsend scored his first MLS goal as he gave the Goats their first win of the season against Real Salt Lake. Since then, Casey has played in 11 games (four starts) and sums one assist (earned in the team’s last match vs Colorado Rapids).
Can his Facebook fan base recruit more people to vote for him for 24 Under 24? Make sure to cast your vote for Casey and the other Red-and-White players by clicking here.
Re-live Casey’s first professional goal at Rio Tinto Stadium:
As part of your weekly routine, the time has come for you to vote once again for Super Dan Kennedy for MLS Save of the Week for his many heroics in last Saturday’s match at Colorado Rapids! Last Sunday, we voted Dan as the cdchivasusa.com’s Man of the Match, and it wasn’t for any reason; Dan’s saves really kept Chivas in the game until Juan Pablo Angel’s goal gave the Goats the equalizer.
One of the many saves that Dan had in the match that is now nominated for MLS Save of the Week; the selected save came in the 60th minute when Omar Cummings headed a cross by Hunter Freeman to the left side of the goal. Luckily for Chivas, Kennedy’s cat-like reflexes avoided that shot from hitting the back of the net.
Just last April, Colombian forward Jose Erik Correa was the top goal scorer in his native country’s Liga Postobon with his now former club Boyacá Chico FC. Then, he joined Chivas USA. In his first two games, 19 year-old Correa began demonstrating the type of player he is when he scored one goal each game. But we’re not talking about just any goals, but he notched the winning goal in the first SuperClásico of the season, a win that took four years to come to the Goats. Aside from action within MLS regular season, Correa became the top goal scorer for the Red-and-White in the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run.
Make sure to cast your vote for him and the other Red-and-White players by clicking here.
Check out Correa’s first goal in a 1-1 draw with San Jose Earthquakes on May 13 at Buck Shaw Stadium:
Jorge Villafaña, aka “Sueño” is the longest serving Chivas USA player in the current squad after winning the 2007 Sueño MLS contest. Since then, Villafaña has had stellar performance for the Red-and-White, leading the club to many victories. Just this year, 22 year-old Villafaña has disputed seven games (three starts) helping the club with one assist but taking many dangerous shots on goal. In his MLS career, Villafaña has disputed 59 games (42 starts), notching five goals and adding two assists.
And did we add that Villafaña is a new dad? Last June 3rd, Jorge became a father for the first time to a beautiful baby girl named Arely.
A vote for him would make his little princess a very happy girl so make sure to cast your vote for him for 24 under 24 by clicking here.
Just one week from being acquired from the New York Red Bulls, Colombian-born Juan Agudelo gave us a preview of what’s yet to come as he scored his first goal with the club in a 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders on May 26 at The Home Depot Center.
In 12 games with the club, 19 year-old Agudelo has disputed eight MLS regular season matches (seven starts) and adds one assist before missing a few games due to a swollen knee. Now that he has recovered, Agudelo has continued making a positive impact in the team, starting in all three games and creating scoring opportunities.
Check out his first goal with the club:
It wasn’t that long ago that Bobby Burling was playing wearing the Red-and-White colors for the first time. If you don’t recall Bobby from the 2007-2009 era, here’s something to remind you of those years:
Who wants to see another one of these?
Bobby Burling! After acquiring his rights on July 6th, defender Bobby Burling officially became a Chivas USA player for the second time. Burling was initially part of the Red-and-White from 2007 to 2009 when he was traded to San Jose Earthquakes. After two seasons with the Earthquakes, Burling was selected by expansion team Montreal Impact but was never signed. He joined the Goats in early June and since then has played with the Reserves Team.
This morning, Burling travelled with the First Team ahead of tomorrow’s match at Colorado Rapids in Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Make sure to watch Bobby Burling’s possible debut tomorrow at 6pm on KDOC or KWHY-22.