Weekly Update: September 27

Chivas USA squares off against LA Galaxy in Honda Super Clásico this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. PT

Gavin vs Galaxy April 1 2010

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CHIVAS USA TAKES ON LA
GALAXY IN HONDA SUPERCLÁSCIO ON SUNDAY:
Chivas
USA will take on the LA Galaxy in the second Honda Super Clásico of 2010 this
Sunday at 5:00 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center in a grudge match against the
in-stadium rivals. The Red-and-White, on the brink of playoff elimination, will
be looking for a measure of revenge against the Western Conference leading
Galaxy, who earned a 2-0 win over Chivas in the first match between the clubs
this year, on April 1. Tickets for the ‘Battle of LA’ are available
at cdchivasusa.com/tickets and by calling
1-877-CHIVAS-1.

BOTH CHIVAS AND GALAXY
LOOKING TO RETURN TO FORM IN IMPORTANT MATCH:
While Chivas USA still has an outside shot at a
playoff position, the Galaxy are firmly entrenched in the postseason, but both
teams are coming off losses this past weekend and will be looking to get back
on track. The Red-and-White fell 3-0 at the Philadelphia Union on Saturday,
while the Galaxy dropped a 2-0 decision to the New York Red Bulls at The Home
Depot Center on Friday night. The Galaxy will be led by Landon Donovan and
David Beckham, who recently returned from a lengthy absence due to injury,
while Chivas USA will look to leading scorer Justin Braun and World Cup veteran
Jonathan Bornstein, looking for his first start since suffering a hip injury on
September 1.

UNION ULTRAS TO TAKE ON
ANGEL CITY BRIGADE IN PRE-CLÁSICO FRIENDLY:
As fans of both Chivas and the Galaxy prepare to cheer on their teams
on Sunday, a pair of supporters groups will take the rivalry to the next level
as the Union Ultras (Chivas USA fans) take on the Angel City Brigade (Galaxy
fans) in a friendly match on Saturday night. The game, which is designed as
match to show the mutual respect between the two supporters groups while
building the friendly rivalry, will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Field 5 at The
Home Depot Center on Saturday, October 2.

CHIVAS USA MIDFIELDER SAL
ZIZZO GETS FIRST START:
Chivas USA
midfielder Sal Zizzo, a UCLA alum from San Diego, got his first MLS start on
Saturday at Philadelphia in the Red-and-White’s 3-0 loss. A midfielder,
Zizzo lined up on the right side of the field and played the first 54 minutes of
the game before being substituted. Zizzo joined the Red-and-White in August
after three years in Germany with Hannover 96 of the Bundesliga, and is still
regaining full fitness after a knee injury suffered late in 2009. On his first
start, Zizzo said: “It was really cool. I didn’t really ever get a
chance in Germany to do that, so it was a great feeling to start fresh and play
in MLS. I wish the result had been better – it wasn’t the way we
can play and I think the whole team knows that – but for me personally it
was a huge step and I hope there are many more to come.

CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR ‘FUNDACIÓN CHIVAS DE CORAZÓN USA’:
Chivas USA held its fourth annual ‘Fundación Chivas de Corazón’ Charity Golf
Tournament on Monday at the Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry, helping
raise money for the team’s charitable organization. The ‘Fundación
Chivas de Corazón USA’ helps provide educational, athletic, and
recreational opportunities for the youth of the Greater Los Angeles Area. With
a full slate of golfers playing alongside the entire Chivas USA squad, the
event was a success for the fourth straight year. For more information on
Chivas USA’s community outreach programs, please visit cdchivasusa.com/community

JONATHAN BORNSTEIN NOW
WITH SEVERAL CHIVAS USA RECORDS:
In
his final season with the Red-and-White before joining Tigres UANL of the
Mexican First Division, Los Alamitos native Jonathan Bornstein has taken hold
of several Chivas USA all-time records. The versatile defender, who was with
the United States at the World Cup in South Africa this summer, is the
team’s all-time leader in games played (118), games started (113), and
minutes played (10,257). Despite spending most of his time on the defensive
end, Bornstein has also pitched in nine goals and nine assists in his career.
The UCLA alum has entered the last two Chivas USA games as a substitute after
recovering from a hip injury and will be looking to regain his spot in the
starting lineup for Sunday’s Honda Super Clásico against the LA Galaxy. 

NAGAMURA CLOSES IN ON MLS
RECORD FOR BRAZILIANS:
Chivas USA
midfielder Paulo Nagamura, who was reacquired by the team on June 25 after a
six month stint in Mexico, has played a total of 141 regular season MLS games,
the second-most all-time for a Brazilian player in the league. Nagamura, who
has played 83 of his 141 games in a Chivas USA uniform, is just four matches
short of the leader, Welton, who played in MLS from 1996-2000. In 83 matches
(79 starts) for Chivas USA, Nagamura has nine goals and seven assists, and
scored his first goal since rejoining the team in the 2-0 win over the New
England Revolution on September 10, and will be facing his first MLS team, the
LA Galaxy, on Sunday in the Honda Super Clásico.

KENNEDY AND ZAMORA HELP
LOCAL GROUP PUT UP PLAYGROUND IN INGLEWOOD:
Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy and midfielder Cesar Zamora were
among a group of almost 300 volunteers that helped build a playground in
Inglewood in just one day, an event which took place last Thursday. The
playground was part of The Home
Depot Foundation’s September project, “Celebration of Service: 30
Days of Green.” Says Kennedy: “One of my goals is to give back to
the community and I would really like to give back to the youth in the
communities that come out and support us.” To read the full article on
the event, click
here
.

PAIR OF CHIVAS USA YOUTH
TEAMERS JOIN U.S. U-17 RESIDENCY PROGRAM:
Two Chivas USA youth players, Jake McGuire, a goalkeeper
from Chino, and Kevin de la Torre, a forward from Winchester, will be part of
U.S. Soccer’s Under-17 Men’s National Team Residency Program in
Bradenton, Fla., for the Fall 2010 Semester. The list was announced last week
by U.S. Soccer and includes 40 of the best players in the country.
“We’re thrilled that two players from our youth system will be in
Bradenton with the United States Under-17 National Team this fall,” said
Chivas USA Vice President of Soccer Operations Stephen Hamilton. “We put
a lot of effort into our youth system and are always proud when these players,
who work incredibly hard, are given great opportunities like this.

CHIVAS USA SCHEDULE: SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 3*

 

Following is Chivas USA's
latest schedule of travel, events, matches and practice sessions:

Tuesday, September 28: [Day off]

Wednesday, September 29: Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6

Thursday, September 30: Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6

Friday, October 1: Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6

Saturday, October 2: Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6

Sunday, October 3: Chivas USA vs. LA Galaxy, 5:00 p.m. PT, The Home
Depot Center, Carson, Calif.

(TV: LIVE on
ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, and W Radio 690 AM; Pregame show starts @ 4:30 p.m. PT on
W Radio)

  • Red-and-White
    look for revenge against LA Galaxy after 2-0 loss in second game of season
  • Tickets for
    the match start at just $15 and can be found at cdchivasusa.com/tickets or by calling
    1-877-CHIVAS-1

*Subject to change. Unless
otherwise noted, all times Pacific, all events scheduled for The Home Depot
Center