Practice Report: August 4
In their last day in the States before leaving for Canada, Chivas USA took to the practice field to continue to prepare for what is sure to be a tough game against former Chivas USA coach Preki and Toronto FC.
The Red-and-White began practice with a series of short range passing drills designed to focus on quick touches and accurate ball movement. The team then moved on to several long range passing drills and then played a short scrimmage and experimented with possible line-ups for Saturday’s game.
After a short water break respite following the scrimmage, the coaching staff shortened the field for a smaller, more fast-paced scrimmage. The team finished practice with stretches and a long-distance crossing and attacking drill to try to fine tune an attacking offense that will be greatly needed against Preki’s team.
On hand at practice was a contingent of young children from a local church group, as well as the members of Long Beach FC, a youth club soccer team located in Long Beach. The boys from Long Beach FC has just finished a practice at the Home Depot Center and got the unique opportunity to watch and learn from a professional soccer practice.
Tomorrow Chivas USA will depart for Toronto where hopefully they can continue their winning ways off the practice field and onto the pitch at BMO Field.