FutbolMLS.com te lleva dentro de la mente del director técnico de Chivas USA, José Luis Sanchez Solá, mejor conocido como ‘El Chelis’. Conoce más del carismático entrenador rojiblanco. Disfruta de la primera parte de esta serie y mantente al tanto para la segunda parte este jueves.
MLSsoccer.com takes you inside the mind of Chivas USA head coach Jose Luis Sanchez Solá, better known as ‘El Chelis.’ Get to know more about the charismatic coach. Enjoy the first part of the series and stay tuned this Thursday for part two:
For the past two weeks, there’s been only one argument in Chivas USA’s locker room: Who had the best Instagram Takeover?
Did you miss them? Check each of them below:
Click here to view Juan Agudelo’s Takeover
See Tristan Bowen’s Takeover by clicking here
Click here to see Eric Avila’s Takeover
After hearing split answers from the players, we’re letting YOU, the fans, voice your opinion. Who do you think had the best Instagram Takeover so far? Vote below:
Now that you’ve voted, tell us what Chivas USA player you’d like to see takeover Chivas USA’s Instagram account!
Get to know Edgar ‘Chore’ Mejia! The Chivas USA midfielder will be participating in our ChivaChat this Thursday, April 25 starting at 12pm PT.
Here’s how you can participate:
· Follow Chivas USA on Twitter: @cdchivasusa
· Send us your question using hashtag #ChivaChat
· Stay tuned this Thursday as Mejia answers your questions!
Hope to hear from you!
Midfielder Eric Avila will be taking over Chivas USA’s official Instagram account all day on Friday, April 19. Left unsatisfied with his first takeover, Avila says he can top Bowen’s takeover from last week.
Click here for see photos from Bowen’s takeover.
— Eric Avila (@EricAvila12) April 12, 2013
In Bowen’s takeover, he gave away tickets to Chivas USA’s next home game. Will Avila do the same? Make sure to give us a follow on Instagram (@chivasusa) to see what goes on in Avila’s day!
Did you enjoy Juan Agudelo’s Instagram Takeover? Then you’ll definitely enjoy Tristan Bowen’s!
This Friday, April 12th, Bowen will be taking over Chivas USA’s official Instagram account for the day! According to Bowen, he’s going to take advantage of the opportunity and take “revenge” on Agudelo- and you don’t want to miss that!
Click here for see photos from Agudelo’s takeover.
Make sure to give us a follow on Instagram (@chivasusa) to see what else goes on in Bowen’s day!
Last Friday, head coach Jose Luis Sanchez Solá spoke with W Radio 690 AM on Chivas USA. Here’s a translation of the key points mentioned in the interview:
On Chivas USA’s bye week:
In this club, if it rains lemons, we make lemonade and we get the most out of it. We take advantage and work on getting the players in shape, recover the players that are injured; we’ve gotten the most out of it, it’s been a good week.
On team performance so far this season:
I’m very thankful with the team because they’re all at my disposition, they all want to play, they want to standout, they all want more so everyone is very attentive and since I’ve been here, I haven’t had a single conflict with the players. That’s huge because I expect the most out of the players everyday and they’ve supported me, they’ve understood my methods and followed my orders every day.
His coaching method:
All the soccer players in the world want to win. Then there are dumb coaches that don’t tell them how, so I coordinate with all the efforts that they make and the huge list of efforts they need to win. I speak honestly with the player and in that way, they know where they stand, what they have to do and it simplifies their activity and at that point, they already know they want to win.
The player always wants to win, but we stupid coaches don’t give them the tools to win. If they miss goals, it’s because we don’t give them the tools; if they don’t give their all, it’s because we haven’t trained for that. I have to protect the players, give them the tools and with those tools, they decide.
On Chivas USA’s next game vs. Colorado Rapids:
We’ve gained a three-game unbeaten streak, two wins, and hopefully this group can get used to that. We have a lot of fun when we win, we’ve been improving, this week we’ve improved a lot in what we’ve been working on, and we have to take advantage of that good streak we’ve been having.
Click here to listen to the full interview in Spanish
Five games played, four of them as a starter. With a solid game against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday, Chivas USA defender Bobby Burling has made it to MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week! Burling has stood out in the Red-and-White’s three-man backline, helping the team to second place in the Western Conference with a 3-1-1 record.
Burling has made it to Coach Chelis’ starting line-up with hard work during the team's training sessions, heading the ball into the back of the net during inter-squad scrimmages on multiple occasions. With the ideal height, Burling is bound to score his first goal for Chivas USA soon. Check out one of his attempts from Saturday’s game against the ‘Caps:
Click here to see who else made the team of the week.
Chivas USA continue rising in MLSsoccer.com’s Power Rankings. After a 4-1 win at Chicago last week, the Red-and-White were positioned at number eight. This week, the Goats moved up two spots to number six after a 2-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday.
Only two Western Conference teams sit above Chivas USA; one spot ahead, FC Dallas, who has lost one game (on 3/10 against the Goats), sit in 5th place while the LA Galaxy remain in the second spot after a 2-2 draw at Toronto.
Click here to view all rankings. What’s your take on the Power Rankings? Share your thoughts below
It’s a big day in CONCACAF soccer! The Mexican National Team hosts the United States National team today at the infamous Estadio Azteca at 7 pm PT for FIFA World Cup Qualifying match. You can watch the game live on Univision or ESPN starting at 6pm.
We asked a few of our players and soccer staff to give us predictions on today’s game. The majority of them chose Mexico, predicted that Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez will be the one scoring the goals and that Mexico's home field advantage is just too strong. Check out their predictions below and share your prediction in the comment box:
|Mario De Luna||0||2|
|Edgar Mejia||Mexico wins|
|Jorge Villafaña||May the best team win|
|Jose Manuel Rivera||1||2|
MLSsoccer.com published its weekly Power Rankings and, for the first time in over two years, Chivas USA is ranked among the top 10 teams in the league.
After crushing the Chicago Fire 4-1 at Toyota Park on Sunday, the Red-and-White moved from the 16th spot up to the eighth in the rankings. Last season, the team finished off in the 18th spot, reaching the 13th spot as the season best.
Click here to check out the complete Power Rankings.
What’s your take on the rankings? Agree or disagree?