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27 February 10:44 am

Just three days from Opening Match, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber will present his March to Soccer address and will be available to media via live stream on the MLS YouTube channel and Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 3 pm PT.

The commissioner's March to Soccer address will include the presentation of new league initiatives for 2013 and a Q&A with media members, according to a release from the league.

Watch Commissioner Garber’s address below starting at 3pm PT:

19 November 10:41 am

The first step moving towards Chivas USA’s 2013 season begins Monday afternoon as Major League Soccer will hold a Waiver Draft via conference call at 12:30 p.m. PT, with all clubs participating except for MLS Cup finalists Houston Dynamo and LA Galaxy. Each club will announce the results of the Waiver Draft separately.

As of Monday morning, the Goats have not yet released a list of players eligible for the draft; a full list of league-wide eligible players will be listed on the club’s site before the draft. Players available to Monday’s draft are those whom (1) are not in a club’s plans for 2013, and (2) are NOT re-entry draft eligible (the latter to be held Thursday, December 6). Such players will be available to clubs in the Waiver Draft via the waiver draft order. As with all players that clear waivers, any players not selected in the Waiver Draft will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Nov. 19, 2012 MLS Waiver Draft Selection Order (2012 finishes in brackets):
1. Toronto (23 pts)
2. Chivas USA (30 pts)
3. Portland (34 pts)
4. New England  (35 pts)
5. Philadelphia (36 pts)
6. Colorado (37 pts)
7. FC Dallas (39 pts)
8. Montreal (42 pts)
9. Columbus (52 pts)
10. Vancouver (43 pts – Knockout Rd elimination)
11. Chicago (57 pts – Knockout Rd elimination)
12. Real Salt Lake (57 pts – Conference Semi elimination)
13. New York (57 pts – Conference Semi elimination)
14. Kansas City (63 pts – Conference Semi elimination)
15. San Jose (66 pts – Conference Semi elimination)
16. Seattle Sounders (56 pts – Conference Championship elimination)
17. DC United (58 pts – Conference Championship elimination)
18. Houston (53 pts – MLS Cup finalist)
19. LA Galaxy (54 pts – MLS Cup finalist)

08 November 12:02 pm

After last night’s MLS Playoffs matches, Juan Agudelo, Simon Elliott and CDChivasUSA.com have been eliminated of bracket contention.

While both Agudelo and CDChivasUSA.com had San Jose as winners against the LA Galaxy, the Chivas forward also thought Sporting Kansas City would make a comeback and beat Houston in the aggregate score (Final: 2-1) and make the MLS Cup Final. Chivas USA’s Technical Director Simon Elliott had predicted San Jose winner of MLS Cup, though he still has a chance of winning the Eastern Conference with New York if they advance to the final tonight. Also participating in the bracket, assistant equipment manager Hugo Perez has New York with the MLS Cup win, with the Red Bulls facing Houston in the conference final.

Playoffs continue tonight as Real Salt Lake battle against Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference semi-final (6:30p PT on MLSLive) and New York hosts D.C. United tonight at 4:30p PT (NBC Sports Network).

Bracket predictions for tonight:

Forward Juan Agudelo

Real Salt Lake – Seattle: Salt Lake win

New York – D.C. United: New York win in PK’s

 

Assistant Equipment Manager Hector Perez

Real Salt Lake – Seattle: Salt Lake win

New York – D.C. United: New York win

 

Technical Director Simon Elliott

Real Salt Lake – Seattle: Seattle win

New York – D.C. United: NY win

 

CDChivasUSA.com

Real Salt Lake – Seattle: Salt Lake win

New York – D.C. United: New York win 

06 November 5:01 pm

MLS Cup Playoffs are in full swing! In the Western Conference, San Jose took a 1-nil lead over LA Galaxy in the first leg; the two will meet once again Wednesday at 8 p.m. PT (ESPN2). Real Salt Lake and Seattle were scoreless in the first match; watch the match live on MLS Live this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile in the Eastern Conference, D.C. United and New York will look to advance to the Conference Final Wednesday night after the two came to a 1-1 in leg 1 (5 p.m. PT/ NBC Sports Network). Houston Dynamo took a 2-0 win over Sporting KC last Sunday; leg 2 will be disputed Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT (MLS Live).

Below are some of the picks made by the front office and locker room:

Juan Agudelo - Forward

San Jose - LA: San Jose win                                               Sporting KC – Houston: Sporting win in PK’s

Real Salt Lake - Seattle: Salt Lake 2-1                               D.C. United – New York: NY win in PK’s

Simon Elliott - Technical Director

San Jose - LA: San Jose win                                                Sporting KC – Houston: Houston win

Real Salt Lake - Seattle: Seattle win                                    D.C. United – New York: NY win

Hector Perez - Assistant Equipment Manager

San Jose - LA: San Jose win                                                Sporting KC – Houston: Houston win

Real Salt Lake - Seattle: Salt Lake win                                D.C. United – New York: NY win

CDChivasUSA.com

San Jose - LA: San Jose win 3-2                                         Sporting KC – Houston: Houston win

Real Salt Lake - Seattle: Salt Lake win                                D.C. United – New York: NY win

 

Who ya got?

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.

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27 May 10:14 am

CHIVAS USA HEAD COACH – ROBIN FRASER

Overall team performance… “I felt like we came out and we did pretty well throughout the first half. We were able to create some opportunities. We talked about some things to get some of our wide players in 1v1 situations in the second half. I felt like in moments leading up to the goal, and on the goal, we did really well in terms of moving the ball quickly and isolating our wide players. And we were able to get a service and score a goal. I felt like after we scored the goal, we got away a little bit from that and obviously gave up a goal that seemed to be a bit of a soft goal. At the end of the day, a draw is probably a fair result.”

On Agudelo’s goal… “I thought he worked hard and he presented himself in some dangerous situations tonight and he was close to being dangerous often. It was a good play that freed up James on the right side, and he put a great ball in. Juan made a great run and certainly a very good finish. In terms of what it does for his confidence, I think any time goal scorers score goals, their confidence goes up.”

On the back line’s performance “I think the group is continuing to grow and gel together. Danny has only been here a couple of games but I think he has fit right in. There’s good understanding between all of the defenders. As a result, I think we are able to read each other well, and therefore cover each other well. At the end of the day, that’s what you need to do as a back four.”

CHIVAS USA GOALKEEPER- DAN KENNEDY:

Thoughts on the match… “It’s always good to take a point, but I thought we deserved the win.  We just let one mistake in the back and it cost us a win. Danny made three big plays which those are plays I don’t have to make.  James had a great game, Ante solid.”

On Seattle’s goal… “Unfortunately the bounce didn’t go our way on that goal. It’s just one of those things where the ball came up a little awkward on him, and he wasn’t able to make a play.”

On Chivas USA’s four-game unbeaten streak… “I feel like these games are there for the taking, we don’t have a problem playing the underdog.  The biggest thing in this league, I feel, is momentum and when you get it and you get hot you need to take advantage of it.  That’s why I feel like maybe we left two points on the table tonight.  We really excel on the road, because I feel like we seem to compete a little better when our backs are up against the wall.  This is a group that thrives under tough circumstances.  What we need to do is not only thrive in those tough times, but in the good moments when we’re home too, that’s our next step.”

CHIVAS USA FORWARD- JUAN AGUDELO:

Thoughts on the match… “It was a hard fought match, we were able to go ahead on the goal and unfortunately they had a really good goal, a good cross, and I think one of our defenders slipped. I thought we’ve been playing really well, maintaining the ball and it was good.”

On his first goal with Chivas USA… “It felt great, most importantly to help out the team, to put them ahead.  It’s not a personal stand point, but just trying to help out the team.”

27 May 10:11 am

SEATTLE SOUNDERS HEAD COACH - SIGI SCHMID

Thoughts on the game... “For us to be able to come back from being one nothing is a good thing.  I felt we had some chances at the end of the game, and they were pretty good chances.  There was Rose on his header, Rose shot off from distance and it’s cleared down the line; Eddie Johnson gets in there one time on the end line. I was pleased with our ability to come back in tonight’s game.”

On the Sounders’ seven-game unbeaten streak on the road... “We feel very confident on the road, we feel we’re going to do well.  Chivas has done well on the road this year also. It’s something we always try, we don’t change how we play all that much. Today we changed a little more than normal, I think we played a little more defensive than we normally play on the road just because it was the only option really for us, we needed to keep the ball in front of us.  But we always feel very confident on the road.”

SEATTLE SOUNDERS MIDFIELDER - ALEX CASKEY

Thoughts on the final score... “It’s kind of tough to go down and then we actually created a few chances after we equalized, so I thought we easily could have taken one after the 65th minute. At least we got the tie; it was tough game on the road.”

Thoughts on Chivas USA’s unbeaten streak... “It’s definitely positive for them, it shows their perseverance and attitude that they can keep finding and start getting good results.”

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FORWARD - DAVID ESTRADA

Thoughts on the game... “I think it was a heartfelt match, there a new team now with Califf and Agudelo, it’s not the same Chivas as before especially at home. I think they are a very motivating team and I think it’s good we got a point, we could of maybe gotten three points at the end but when were playing away, I think one point is good.”

On Seattle's equalizer... “It’s always good to equalize it sooner than later. Alex Caskey came in and he made a difference, played a good ball. I think it was a bad clearance from the defender, but I’m just trying to get myself in a good spot, luckily we went in.”