Practice Report: August 3

Close passing and proximity drills as team works towards total cohesion

Chivas USA took to the field on Tuesday looking to build on an positive string of MLS games as they prepare for a big match on the road at Toronto FC.  Chivas is coming off an impressive win against the Eastern Conference leading Columbus Crew and still working to build chemistry among the many new faces on the roster.  

In order to continue to build this team chemistry and further the Red-and-White offense which is beginning to fire on all cylinders, Tuesday’s practice included a lot of close proximity passing and attacking drills.  Among those drills was a short field three on two attacking drill that provided fierce competition and a chance for players to learn the styles of their new teammates and progress an offense that scored three spectacular goals against Columbus.  

Following the three on two drill, the team expanded the field and began and 8 versus 8 small field scrimmage.  The scrimmage emphasized offensive quickness and seizing opportunities close to the goal. 

The Red-and-White closed out practice with a drill that worked on goal line crosses from the far wings to an attacking player in front of the goal.  The drill, led by Technical Coach Nick Theslof, stressed the importance of crisp passing and capitalizing on opportunities close to the goal.

The Goats will train again on Wednesday before departing for Toronto on Thursday, where they hope to secure another upset victory.