MLS Regular Season
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:
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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.
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Chivas USA takes the lead in the 12th minute of the match after Carlos Alvarez' shot gets deflected in by Vancouver Whitecaps FC's Jun Marques Davidson:
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.
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Chivas USA defender heads home the second of the match for the Red-and-White in the 73rd minute off a free kick taken by Edgar Mejia.
Edgar Mejia notches the first of the match and gives Chivas USA the lead in the 57th minute off a pass from Juan Agudelo.
GOAL: Rookie Carlos Alvarez scores in his MLS debut
Goal! LA Galaxy 1, Chivas USA 1. Carlos Alvarez (Chivas USA) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carlos Borja.
GOAL: Jack McBean twists his body to head home
LA Galaxy 1, Chivas USA 0. Jack McBean (LA Galaxy) header from the center of the box to the top right corner.
Big week ahead for Chivas USA as Rivalry Week looms over MLS and the first SuperClásico of the season is four days away.
Coach Jose Luis Sanchez Solá, “El Chelis,” travelled to Mexico after Sunday’s game; his third grandchild was born on Thursday. Chelis returned to training Wednesday morning to continue working towards Sunday’s game against the LA Galaxy.
After the end of Sunday’s game, the scoreboard and passing accuracy percentage were positive for Chivas, a turnaround from the first game of the season. The Goats continued perfecting this skill in Wednesday’s training, as well as working on strength and conditioning.
Two former Chivas USA Academy players joined the First Team for training this morning. Eric Gonzalez, a freshman at UC Riverside, and Brendan Hines-Ike, a freshman at Creighton University, played for the Red-and-White U18’s last season. The two players will be at training camp with the Goats for the rest of the week.
Chivas USA will train everyday this week at 10:30 am at The Home Depot Center’s Field 6. For all training updates, follow us on Twitter: @cdchivasusa