Weekly Update: February 14, 2011
Red-and-White fall 1-0 to Sounders in first preseason match of Phoenix trip;
Chivas USA and Corona Extra to present new 2011 jerseys this Wednesday;
Youth teams earn big wins over Real So Cal in Development Academy
RED-AND-WHITE FALL 1-0 TO SOUNDERS, TAKE POSITIVES: Chivas USA dropped a 1-0 result to Seattle Sounders FC in a scrimmage held in Casa Grande, Ariz., on Saturday, but took a number of positives out of the performance, having dominated the first 60 minutes of the match before making wholesale substitutions. For a recap of the match, as well as Head Coach Robin Fraser’s reactions, visit cdchivasusa.com.
SEVERAL NEW PLAYERS ON TRIAL WITH CHIVAS USA IN ARIZONA: A trio of players has joined the Red-and-White on trial while the team is in Casa Grande, Ariz., for a week, in Colombian defender Jimmy Asprilla, recent Wake Forest graduate goalkeeper Arika Fitzgerald, and midfielder Guillermo ‘Memo’ Torres, recently of Pachuca and the younger brother of United States National Team player Jose Francisco Torres. For a story on ‘Memo’ Torres, click on this link to the club’s official website.
CHIVAS USA AND CORONA EXTRA TO UNVEIL 2011 JERSEYS THIS WEDNESDAY: Chivas USA and Corona Extra, the new presenting sponsor of the club, will unveil the new 2011 team jersey at a special event this Wednesday night at the Standard, Downtown LA. Media interested in attending should RSVP immediately to David Lindholm (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Eduard Cauich (email@example.com) to see if spots are still available.
RED-AND-WHITE YOUTH TEAMS ROLL IN OPENERS: The Chivas USA U-18 and U-16 started off the second half of the 2010-2011 Development Academy season in strong fashion this past weekend, each earning a victory over Real So Cal. For the U-18’s, Christian Carillo scored twice in six minutes, both on rebounds, and giving his team a 2-0 win. The U-16’s used an own goal to capture a 1-0 victory. More information, including league standings, statistics, and more can be found by following the links for U-18 Team and the U-16 Team.
- Jimmy Conrad and Zarek Valentin joke around on Extra Time Radio
- Head Coach Robin Fraser reflects on preseason match vs. Seattle
- 'Memo' Torres trying his luck with the Red-and-White
PRESEASON MATCH SCHEDULE: Chivas USA has played three matches so far this preseason, and has two this week to look forward to, both against MLS competition in Casa Grande, Ariz. The full schedule of matches is below:
|CHIVAS USA – PRESEASON 2011|
|Tue||Feb 1||vs. Fresno Fuego (Paso Robles, CA)||W, 2-0 (Gordon, Estupiñan)|
|Mon||Feb 7||vs. San Jose Earthquakes (HDC)||W, 1-0 (Gordon)|
|Sat||Feb 12||vs. Seattle Sounders (Casa Grande, AZ)||L, 1-0|
|Tue||Feb 15||vs. Real Salt Lake (Casa Grande, AZ)||12:00 p.m. MT|
|Fri||Feb 18||vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (Casa Grande, AZ)||11:00 a.m. MT|
|Fri||Feb 25||vs. D.C. United (HDC)||12:00 p.m. PT|
|Sat||Mar 12||vs. F.C. Dallas (Frisco, TX)||7:30 p.m. CT|
|SAT||MAR 19||vs. SPORTING KANSAS CITY (OPENING DAY)||7:30 p.m. PT|
|CHIVAS USA SCHEDULE: FEBRUARY 14-18*|
|Following is Chivas USA's latest schedule of travel, events, matches and practice sessions:|
|Monday, Feb. 14||Training, 10:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. MT, Grande Sports World, Casa Grande, AZ|
|Tuesday, Feb. 15||Scrimmage vs. Real Salt Lake, 12:00 p.m. MT, Grande Sports World, Casa Grande, AZ|
|Wednesday, Feb. 16||Training, 10:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. MT, Grande Sports World, Casa Grande, AZ|
|Thursday, Feb. 17||Training, 10:00 a.m. MT, Grande Sports World, Casa Grande, AZ|
|Friday, Feb. 18||Scrimmage vs. Seattle Sounders, 11:00 a.m. MT, Grande Sports World, Casa Grande, AZ; Travel to LA|
|*Subject to change. For latest information, or if you plan on attending a session, please contact Chivas USA's Communications Department.|