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.
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.
He looked dangerous on the pitch, he created scoring opportunities and, oh yeah, he actually scored two goals tonight. In case you haven’t figured it out, our Man of the Match goes to none other than Shalrie Joseph. Throughout the night, Joseph kept the team in the game, not only with his goals, but with his plays. His first goal of the match came in the 23rd minute when Nick LaBrocca’s corner kick shot found 6-foot-3 Shalrie who was able to head the ball into the back of the net. And can we talk about his celebration of his first goal against his old club? Classy.
Ecuadoran midfielder Miller Bolanos scored the 3-3 equalizer for Chivas USA against New England Revolution in the 47th minute of the match off a header by Casey Townsend. This goal is also Bolanos' second consecutive goal in two games.
As if one goal against his former club wasn't enough, Shalrie Joseph notched his second of the night in favor of the Red-and-White to close the scoreboard to 3-2. In the last minute of the first half, Juan Agudelo made a pass to Joseph who with a left-footed shot from outside the box, put the ball into the back of the net to put the Goats back in the game.
Recently acquired midfielder Shalrie Joseph scored his first goal with the club, and the first of the night for Chivas USA. In the 23rd minute, Nick LaBrocca took a corner kick that found Joseph, who was able to head the ball into the back of the net.
Check out his first goal with Chivas USA:
In the first Chivas USA game of the preseason, midfielder Marvin Iraheta tore his ACL and since, he’s undergone a successful surgery but has been kept out of any action on the field. The 20-year old Iraheta arrived in the United States just four years ago from his native El Salvador. Upon his arrival, Iraheta was asked to join the Cosmos Academy West , a Western Division of the New York Cosmos Academy (merged with Chivas USA’s Youth Academy in 2011), playing in many matches that include a friendly against English powerhouse Manchester United in Old Trafford back in 2011.
But things may start looking up for the young Salvadoran midfielder as he was just moved from “Out” to “Doubtful” in the team’s injury list and his debut may come soon.
He might’ve not debuted with the First Team yet, but Chivas USA Youth Academy product Marco ‘Marky’ Delgado has already gotten some action against the pros playing in Reserve League matches and even notching his first goal (match vs Portland Reserves). Aside from participating with the Reserves, Marky continues participating with the Youth Teams that made it to the USSDA’s Finals Week for the fourth time in history as well as training camps with the U.S. Men’s Youth National Teams.
Earlier this week, First Team Head Coach Robin Fraser confirmed that Marky has completed his Youth Academy hours and will be eligible to play with the First Team this Saturday.
Young forward Cesar Romero joined Chivas USA early this year and was responsible for notching the first goal for the Goats in the first pre-season match of the year. Since then, Romero has shown very much spark for potential, becoming the top goal scorer for Chivas USA in the Reserve League with five goals scored. His first assist of the season came in the Goats’ 2-1 win over expansion team Montreal Impact as his corner kick found Juan Agudelo who was able to kick into the back of the net not before deflecting on Alejandro Moreno’s thigh.
Check out Romero’s first assist:
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: