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’s BU15’s reached the Arsenal FC Spring Classic showcase final over the weekend. The young Goats kicked off action on Saturday, defeating Rebels White 5-1 in Diamond Valley Sports Park. Later that day, Chivas USA played Roadrunner United FC to a 2-2 draw. After the first day, Chivas finished first in the Flight B group and moved on to the next phase.
On Sunday, the Red-and-White returned to the field and defeated HG Eagles 5-0 in the semi-final match and advanced to the final championship game, but fell 2-0 to an undefeated Golden State U15 Platinum.
Ivan Gutierrez lead the young Goats as the top goal scorer for the team in the showcase with four goals and two assists; Orlando Perez and Bryan Galindo each scored two goals, while Dylan Juarez, Arturo Garica, Jason Ballejo and Frank Lara each notched one for Chivas USA.
Chivas BU15 are off this weekend, but will return to action in the Southern California Development Soccer League on Saturday, April 7 when they host CZ Elite at 10 am at Whittier Soccer Complex. You can follow all the latest Youth Academy updates and news on Twitter: @ChivasUSAYouth.
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.
Did you enjoy Rookie Carlos Alvarez' goal for Chivas USA in Sunday's SuperClasico? Former MLS and U.S. international Cory Gibbs breaks down Alvarez' goal down to the last second. Check it out:
MLSsoccer.com's Dan Haiekand Matt Doyle preview Chivas USA's match at Chicago Fire. Hear what they had to say about this Sunday's game and make sure to tune-in to UniMas starting at 2 pm PT.
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Chivas USA played sister club Chivas Guadalajara to a 3-3 draw on Wednesday evening in a friendly match in Ciudad Juarez. Giovani Casillas, Jose Correa and Julio Morales each scored for the Rebaño Angelino.
Check out the goals and match highlights:
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.