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17 July 12:09 pm

 

Chivas USA midfielder Marky Delgado scored in the U18’s 1-1 draw with FC Dallas in the first match of Group 2 of U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals Week.

FC Dallas opened up the scoreboard early into the match as Nicholas Rochowski notched the first goal of the game in the 15th minute off a corner kick. But little into the second half, Marky Delgado scored the equalizer in the 55th minute to put Chivas USA back in the game. After a stellar performance, Red-and-White midfielder Jose Dheming was named USSoccer.com’s man of the match.

Up next for the young Goats is Solar Chelsea SC on Wednesday, July 18 at 6pm PT; the latter team won its first match 2-0 against Baltimore Bays Chelsea FC.

-U.S. Soccer Development Academy Match Report-

Lineups:

FCD: 22-Eduardo Cortes; 6-Nicholas Rochowski (28-Marco Ortiz, 83), 2-Mark Ashby, 5-Aaron Guillen, 3-Michael Ambrose; 21-Marco Carrizales, 17-David Robledo (8-Flavio Guzman, 61),  14-Kellyn Acosta; 11-Daniel Garcia, 9-Jonathan Top (39-Bobby Edet, 80); 27-Jose de la Tejera

Substitutions Not Used: 44-Estevan Vasquez, 45-Fernando Laverde, 4-Alex Frankenfeld,  13-Alonso Gallegos

Head Coach: Chris Hayden

CHV: 1-Jake McGuire; 54-Eric Gonzalez, 35-Alex Heilmann, 94-Stephen Copley, 44-Brian Kennedy; 37-Eduardo Quezada (70-Adam Arana, 81), 3-Jose Dheming, 95-Daniel Moreno (50-Rene Santos, 85), 39-Marco Delgado, 41-Julio Chavez (79-Romario Lomeli, 67); 38-Ben Spencer

Substitutions Not Used: 31-Mark Verso, 65-Josue Garcia, 83-Adonis Amaya

Head Coach: Dan Calichman

15 July 1:50 pm
You saw it coming and now, it's a reality. Chivas USA's goalkeeper Dan Kennedy has been named to the 2012 MLS All-Star gameday squad that will face off against English Premier League's Chelsea FC on July 25 in PPL Park in Chester, PA., by All-Star Head Coach Ben Olsen.
 
Just last season, Kennedy started showing his strides as he became the team's starting goalkeeper, having many heroics throughout the 2011 season that lead him win Chivas USA's Most Valuable Player of the Year. So far in this season, Kennedy made 56 saves in the season, holding a 1.06 goals against average and always being among the top five goalkeepers in the league, becoming a key player in all Chivas USA games. 
 
Here's is one of Kennedy's best saves that lead him to be named MLS Player of the Week for Week 6 of the 2012 season: 
 

10 July 12:04 pm

Let’s be honest, waking up early in the morning is NOT that easy. But that’s just what Chivas USA’s Front Office Staff did for the traveling squad that took off this morning to Seattle for the U.S. Open Cup semi-final tomorrow at Starfire Soccer Complex. Staff started arriving at The Home Depot Center as early as 7:30 a.m. to help set-up for the pep-rally. As the team opened up the doors to walk towards the bus, players and coaches were all surprised with the warm send off that the Front Office had organized. Staff held up poster boards cheering the team on, but the big surprise were the player heads that staff were holding up. (see photo gallery)

From all of us in the Front Office, we wish the team the best of luck in Seattle tomorrow. Hope they return with a win. Arriba las Chivas!

03 July 2:31 pm

Like many, successful people like to give back to their community. Jesse Torres is one of them. Born and raised in the streets of East Los Angeles, Jesse grew up to become a successful banker. Since he started playing soccer at the young age of five, he later became a soccer couch and founded the Hermosa Beach Soccer Club, and has chaired the L.A. Watts Summer Games soccer tournaments since 2006, organization that promotes competition among high schools in the area of athleticism. Jesse is also gives back to East Los Angeles as he serves as current President of the Rotary Club of East Los Angeles.

Now, Jesse is working to earn $10,000 for the local Boys Scouts chapter in his nomination to MLS W.O.R.K.S Community MVP. Not only will Jesse earn the money for the organization, but a trip to Philadelphia to represent Chivas USA in the 2012 MLS All-Star game.  

You can vote for Jesse Torres by clicking here. Polls close Friday, July 13, so hurry and vote now! And now, a word from the man himself, Jesse Torres:

28 June 6:00 pm

The date for Chivas USA’s US Open Cup semifinal match against Seattle Sounders has been moved to Wednesday, July 11 at 7pm at StarFire Sports Complex. Chivas USA will face Seattle in semifinals for the second time in the club’s tournament participation history; the first time Chivas USA advanced to semifinals was in 2010, when the Red-and-White were defeated by the Sounders at Starfire. The Goats advanced to the 2012 semifinals after defeating USL’s Charlotte Eagles last Tuesday, June 26 with two goals from Colombian forward Jose Correa.

If you plan on attending this match, we encourage you to purchase your tickets starting at 10am tomorrow as tickets will sell out fast; tickets start at just $16. Click here to purchase your tickets.

28 June 1:18 pm

Chivas USA’s own U17/18 Team have advanced to finals week after drawing 1-1 with New York Red Bulls this afternoon as part of U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) Playoffs being held in Dallas, Texas. Forward Ben Spencer was in charge of scoring the only goal for the youth club, allowing the club to continue as leader of Group 6 with seven points and advance in the tournament.

The USSDA playoffs consist of 32 teams in eight groups (four each group); Chivas USA sits in Group 6 along with New York Red Bulls, New England Revolution and Charlotte Soccer Academy. The top teams of each group advance to the next stage. The young Goats will now await opponents that include three MLS Youth clubs. Finals Week will be held from July 16-23 in Houston, Texas; teams will be separated into groups of four where each will play each other until the ultimate winner is decided.

27 June 2:04 pm

Después de una ausencia de las canchas, el delantero colombiano Jose Correa regreso con Chivas USA en el partido de anoche ante Charlotte Eagles y anotó los dos goles que le dio la victoria de 2-1 en los cuartos de final de la Copa Abierta de los Estados Unidos en Titan Stadium. Los rojiblancos ahora avanzaran a la siguiente ronda para enfrentar a Seattle Sounders en la semifinal el 10 de julio en Seattle.

27 June 11:57 am

Chivas USA Head Coach Robin Fraser spoke after last night’s 2-1 win over USL’s Charlotte Eagles in Titan Stadium. The Team will now move on to the semifinals of the elite tournament to face Seattle Sounders at StarFire Complex. Read the full match recap and check out what Coach Fraser had to say about the match: 

26 June 12:47 pm

And he’s at it again! Dan Kennedy has been nominated for this week’s MLS Save of the Week. Although his heroics saved Chivas USA on multiple occasions in the past three games, Dan’s save vs FC Dallas has earned him a nod. Check out his save:

 

Vote for Dan Kennedy for Save of the week by clicking here. And don’t forget to vote for Dan for the 2012 MLS All-Star online and via SMS by sending a text to 22442 with the LAST name of the player you’re voting for, in this case KENNEDY.

26 June 11:05 am

After three games in one week, Chivas USA has landed in 15th position in MLSsoccer.com’s Power Rankings, coming down one position from the previous week. In the one week, the Goats we’re able to earn four points; three valuable points at home against Montreal Impact on Wednesday and a scoreless draw in a scorching hot Dallas.

Although the Goats might place among in the 15th spot of the Power Rankings, the club ranks 13th in general league standings with 19 points. Up next for the Goats in MLS, is the July 7th match vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC at The Home Depot Center.

Click here to view MLSsoccer.com’s Power Rankings, or here to view the standings.