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25 September 2:34 pm

The morning after facing D.C. United, Chivas USA Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy headed to Memphis, Tennessee to visit the young patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as part of MLS W.O.R.K.S.

Ambassador Kennedy’s day started off in the Target House of St. Jude Hospital, where more than 100 families are housed, free of charge, while their children recover in the neighboring hospital. Kennedy then headed to St. Jude where he was given a tour of the hospital before getting down to business. From 2-4pm, Dan met several patients (and soccer fans) that are being treated or recovering from various life-threatening diseases. Although he was there to visit all the patients he could, there was one little guy in focus, Archie. The eight-year old patient from Atlanta was the main visit that the Chivas goalkeeper had planned throughout the day. A soccer-related conversation later, Dan gave an excited Archie an autographed jersey, and for the memory, the photograph (above- photo courtesy of MLS W.O.R.K.S.)

In this Saturday’s match against Real Salt Lake at The Home Depot Center, Dan will welcome Drew (11) and Brooke, two former patients of St. Jude, before the game in what will be Children’s Cancer Awareness Night. Make sure to look out for Dan and his two guests Saturday night!

19 September 7:30 pm

As you might’ve already noticed, we really push our fans to vote for our very own Dan Kennedy for MLS Save of the Week. And the upcoming week (we hope) will be no different. So, we’re just giving you a head’s up. Tonight’s result was difficult; yet another last minute goal that sinked the team to yet another loss. But as always, it could’ve been worse if it weren’t for Kennedy’s heroics.

How about this save that Kennedy had in the 42nd minute of the match when the Crew’s Arrieta headed a cross by Gaven? Kennedy was in the right place at the right time to make that save.

So if Dan’s save would be nominated for MLS Save of the Week, would you vote for it? Or do you have another candidate?

If you haven’t seen it, take a look:

12 September 3:31 pm

As the FIFA dates came to a close last night, Chivas USA players Ante Jazic and Oswaldo Minda closed their international duties for this month.

 
Defender Ante Jazic was once again in the starting line-up for the Canadian National Team in last night's tough 2-0 loss to Panama in Panama City. Previous to this match, the Reds maintained the lead of Group C in CONCACAF's, but after the loss, the team has fallen to third place with seven points, same as the Honduran National Team (goal differential). The Canadians will look to regain control of Group C when they face Cuba on Friday, October 12.
 
Meanwhile, midfielder Oswaldo Minda played all 90 minutes in Ecuador's 1-1 draw with Uruguay last night in Montevideo. With the draw, Ecuador maintained itself in third place in CONMEBOL's World Cup Qualifying standings. The first four teams qualify automatically to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Up next for Ecuador, is a match against sixth place Chile on October 12 in Quito, Ecuador.
 
Both Jazic and Minda are enroute to Los Angeles and will be eligible for MLS action for this Saturday's Chivas USA home match vs San Jose Earthquakes in The Home Depot Center.
11 September 11:32 am

Just like last week, and the weeks before that, Chivas USA's Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy is nominated for MLS Save of the Week!

In the 55th minute of last Saturday's match at Century Link Field against Seattle Sounders, Steve Zakuani had a run with the ball after receiving a pass from Fredy Montero. Zakuani then attempted to take a shot on goal but Dan was able to take the ball out for a Seattle throw-in.
 
Although Dan has been nominated in various occasions for Save of the Week, he has yet to earn his first MLS Save of the Week honor. If you'd like to see Dan win the honor this week, don't hesitate in clicking here and casting your vote for Dan.
 
Check out this week's nominees:
 
 

10 September 3:45 pm

After opening the scoreboard in last Saturday's Chivas USA game at Seattle, midfielder Nick LaBrocca is nominated for MLS' Goal of the Week. The New Jersey native scored his second goal of the season in the eighth minute of that match off a pass by newcomer Shalrie Joseph (his first assist with the Goats). Aside from his nomination to the league-wide honor, LaBrocca was also selected CDChivasUSA.com's Man of the Match.

 
Check out the nominees for MLS Goal of the Week and make sure to cast your vote for Nick LaBrocca by clicking here:
 

08 September 9:21 am

It was a great international date yesterday as both Chivas USA's Ante Jazic and Oswaldo Minda took a victory with their respective national teams.

 
Jazic played all 90 minutes in the Canadian National Team's 1-0 victory over Panama in BMO Field. With the win, the Reds have moved up in Group C from second to first place with seven points. Although the Canadians took the victory, Panama sits just one point away; Jazic and Canada will have to take yet another victory in Panama City next Tuesday if they wish to remain up top.
 
Meanwhile, midfielder Oswaldo Minda was on bench for the Ecuadorian National Team's 1-0 victory over Bolivia in Quito, Ecuador. With the win, Ecuador moves up to third place in the standings with 12 points (the top three teams automatically earn a berth in the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup). Up next for La Tri is an away match against Uruguay in Montevideo this Tuesday, September 11. The Uruguayans suffered a brutal 4-0 defeat last night to Colombia; the Ecuadorans will try to take advantage of the team's standing and earn yet another three points.
06 September 3:39 pm

 

El mediocampista de Chivas USA Oswaldo Minda fue llamado a la Selección ecuatoriana para las Eliminatorias de CONMEBOL rumbo a la Copa Mundial de la FIFA de 2013. Minda, junto a ‘La Tri’ enfrentará a Bolivia en el Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa en Quito este viernes, 7 de septiembre y luego viajaran a Montevideo, Uruguay para su partido ante Uruguay en el Estadio Centenario el martes, 11 de septiembre. El mediocampista no estará en el partido de Chivas USA ante Seattle Sounders programado para este sábado a la 1pm en Century Link Field.

Desde su integración a Chivas USA a finales del año pasado, Minda ha sido llamado regularmente a su selección. El mediocampista de 29 años ha jugado en 13 partidos para los ecuatorianos, que incluye partidos en el torneo sudamericano Copa América, así como partidos de clasificación a la Copa Mundial. Con los rojiblancos, Minda ha jugado en 18 partidos (16 de ellos como titular), marcando su primer gol con el equipo angelino el 14 de abril en el partido ante Toronto FC.

06 September 1:23 pm

Just like we told you yesterday, Shalrie Joseph appeared in training with a brace on his right elbow. Today, he just had his elbow wrapped during practice and trained throughout the entire session. So, what was the cause of the brace? We spoke to Shalrie and he said it was caused by an awkward fall in last Sunday’s match at San Jose. Luckily, the Red-and-White midfielder says he is feeling a lot better and should be good to play this Saturday at Seattle.

05 September 12:01 pm

It was a muggy and rainy training session for Chivas USA as they prepare for this Saturday’s match at Seattle Sounders at 1pm. Midfielder Ryan Smith returned to full action today as he participated in the team’s mini-scrimmage. We spotted Shalrie Joseph with a brace around his right elbow; staff informed us that he had minor pain on his elbow and that he will still be eligible for Saturday’s game. 

Here’s a little taste of what went on in practice today:

04 September 10:38 am

Dan Kennedy might’ve missed out in last week’s MLS Save of the Week, but he’s back again. Although the result wasn’t in favor of the Goats this last Sunday at Buck Shaw Stadium, Kennedy’s saves avoided a much larger goals against number.

Kennedy’s save nominated for this week’s MLS Save of the Week is for one against Marvin Chavez. In the 68th minute of the match, Honduran Marvin Chavez took a shot on goal off a cross; Kennedy, with his cat-like reflexes, was able to push the ball out for a corner kick.

Check out the nominees then cast your vote for Dan Kennedy by clicking here.