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26 November 12:07 de la tarde

Although Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy made 109 saves this season, he wasn’t the only one making saves. Defender James Riley made a great save as Chivas USA hosted Seattle Sounders in the second meet against the club this season in late August.

The Rojiblancos were down 1-nil to Seattle in the 20th minute when Brad Evans headed the ball towards goal. Kennedy attempted to punch the ball out of the box but missed; the ball continued its way but Riley cleared the ball before it passed the goal line. The match ended in a disappointing 6-2 home loss for the Goats, but Riley’s save prevented a larger goal differential.

Check out Riley’s save:

 

Which save in 2012 do you think should be nominated? Comment below and stay tuned for a poll at the end of our countdown!

14 November 10:10 de la mañana

Juan Agudelo and the U.S. National Team earned a 2-2 draw Wednesday night to Russia in Kuban Stadium. Michael Bradley scored the lone goal for the Americans, breaking Russia's 449 minutes without conceding a goal.

Agudelo came onto the match in the 63rd minute of the match to replace Josh Gatt. Minutes into the game, Agudelo provided a header to Bradley, who took the shot and notched the equalizer for the Americans. Shortly after, Referee Nicola Rizzoli called a foul inside the box, giving Russia a penalty kick and the lead in the 84th minute. But the match had not yet been finalized as Mix Diskereud scored a goal of his own in the 90th minute for the final 2-2 score. Former Goat Sacha Kljestan also appeared in the match, coming onto the field in the 64th minute.
 
This match was the final game of the year for the U.S.; upon the new year, the squad will need to continue their preparations ahead of their first World Cup qualifying match of the year against Honduras scheduled for February 6. 
 
Check out the equalizing goal and Agudelo's assist:
 

13 November 8:22 de la tarde

Juan Agudelo arrived in Russia to join the U.S. National Team ahead of Wednesday's match against the host country in Kuban Stadium. Watch this match live starting at 7 a.m. PT on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision Deportes.

Under Jurgen Klinsmann, the U.S. has obtained a record of 11-6-3 (W-L-T) since he took charge of the national team in July 2011. The U.S. has a three-game winning streak; in their last match, the Americans took a 3-1 win over Guatemala in the third round of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers. The match against Russia will be the final game of the year for the Americans before continuing to look for a spot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Agudelo has not appeared with the U.S. National Team since October 2011, when the squad faced Ecuador in an international friendly. The Red-and-White forward is one of three MLS players listed in Klinsmann 20-man roster.

Russia currently sits in ninth place in FIFA standings finishing first in their World Cup qualifying group that includes Portugal and Northern Ireland. After four games, the Russians the finished the stage undefeated with 12 points, eight goals in favor and no goals against. 

12 November 12:39 de la tarde

The first time Juan Agudelo was called-up to the U.S. National Team, he was 17 years old and in his first year in the league with New York Red Bulls. Since then, the Colombian-born forward has made 15 appearances and scored two goals. Agudelo received today his first call-up to the Men's National Team of the year, and is one of three MLS players that will face Russia on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 am PT (WATCH- ESPN2, ESPN3 & Univision Deportes).

In his debut match with the National Team, Agudelo scored his first goal with the squad, becoming the youngest player ever to score for U.S. and giving the American squad the 1-nil victory over the host team South Africa. Check out his goal:

05 November 1:08 de la tarde

The 2012 season was one of Dan Kennedy’s stellar years, standing out in every match played. The Red-and-White ‘keeper closed the season second in league standings with 109 saves. Kennedy started in 32 games this year before a knee injury cut his season short.

Kennedy’s save nominated for MLS Save of the Year is for one against Marvin Chavez. In the 68th minute of the match, Honduran Marvin Chavez took a left-footed shot from the right side of the box; Kennedy, with his cat-like reflexes, was able to push the ball out for a corner kick. This save also earned him a nomination to MLS Save of the Week .

Re-live Kennedy’s save and make sure to cast your vote for MLS Save of the Year by clicking here. Poll closes Saturday, Nov. 17:

05 November 10:57 de la mañana

Did you follow last week's Top Five Goal Countdown? In case you missed it, click on each nominee below to check out their goal

Casey Townsend vs. RSL (3/24)

Juan Pablo Angel vs. NY (5/23)

Paolo Cardozo vs. LA (7/21)

Shalrie Joseph vs. NE (8/29)

Juan Agudelo vs. SEA (5/26)

Now, it's time to cast your vote! Poll closes this Friday, Nov. 9 at 12pm:

 

03 November 12:54 de la tarde

One week into joining Chivas USA, Colombian-born Juan Agudelo notched his first goal with the club in the 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders on May 26 at The Home Depot Center.

In the 57th minute of the match, former Sounder James Riley took a shot into the box, finding Agudelo who defeated the Seattle goalkeeper and defender to score the first goal of the night. The 19-year-old striker would go on to play 20 matches (16 starts), notching three goals and three assists. 

 

Stay tuned for the rest of the countdown! At the end, make sure to look for the poll to cast your vote for your favorite goal.

02 November 2:29 de la tarde

In nine years with New England Revolution, midfielder Shalrie Joseph scored a total of 37 goals in 261 games (254 starts) with the club. Then Joseph was traded on August 1 to Chivas USA, but it didn’t take long for him to begin scoring for the Goats, notching two goals in one game, a special one for the Grenada-born player.

Chivas USA travelled to Boston on August 29 for a mid-week match against the Revolution, Joseph’s first return since being traded earlier that month. Just when all seemed lost for the Goats after going down 3-nil by the 20th minute, Joseph scored.  As if one goal against his former club wasn't enough, Joseph notched his second of the night for the Red-and-White to make  the match 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. It was a real comeback game for the Goats who avoided leaving Gillette Stadium without any points; the match ended in a 3-3 draw after Miller Bolaños scored the third goal in the 47th minute.

 

Stay tuned for the rest of the countdown! At the end, make sure to look for the poll to cast your vote for your favorite goal.

01 November 4:06 de la tarde

Paolo Cardozo joined Chivas USA after the club traded David Junior Lopes to the LA Galaxy in early April. And in his first match against his old club, the Uruguayan-born midfielder let the Galaxy know what they let go, notching his first professional goal in MLS.

Cardozo came into the match in the 45th minute of the second SuperClásico of the season. Seven minutes into the match, Cardozo took a shot from the 18-yard line, striking it past Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Saunders, giving the Goats hope for a comeback after going down 2-nil. Unfortunately, the match ended in a 3-1 win for the Galaxy.

Despite the loss, Cardozo’s goal earned him a nomination for MLS Goal of the Week. Check it out:

 

Stay tuned for the rest of the countdown! At the end, make sure to look for the poll to cast your vote for your favorite goal.

31 October 2:39 de la tarde

In his first return to Red Bull Arena since leaving New York Red Bulls in 2011, Colombian forward Juan Pablo Angel notched an amazing goal against former club to give Chivas USA a 1-0 lead.

In the 47th minute of the match, a corner kick taken by then-Chivas midfielder Blair Gavin found Rauwshan McKenzie, whose header found Juan Pablo Angel, leading to the game-opening goal. Ten minutes later, New York would score the equalizer, ending the match in a 1-1 draw. Angel’s 70th MLS career goal earned him a nomination for Goal of the Week.

Angel was the team’s top goal scorer in 2012, notching four goals in the season. Since joining the club mid-season in 2011, Angel has scored a total of 11 goals, playing in 28 games (18 starts). Angel, who played for  the Red Bulls from 2007-10, is the top goal scorer in the club’s history, scoring 58 goals.

Re-live Angel’s goal and classy celebration, and make sure to vote for him for MLS Goal of the Year: