Chivas USA Weekly Update: March 1, 2011

Red-and-White face Canada U-23’s today and UCLA on Saturday in preseason action

RED-AND-WHITE READY FOR SCRIMMAGE VS. CANADA U-23 TEAM: The Red-and-White are coming of a 0-0 draw against D.C. United on Friday, February 25, and now look to their next preseason match, taking place today at 12:00 noon against the Canada Under-23 National Team. The match is open to the public and will take place on the Track and Field Stadium at The Home Depot Center in Carson. For more information on the team, please visit, and for updates during tomorrow’s scrimmage, check the team’s Twitter feed, @cdchivasusa.

CHIVAS USA ADDS SCRIMMAGE AGAINST UCLA TO PRESEASON SCHEDULE: With less than three weeks left before Opening Day, Chivas USA has added another scrimmage to its preseason schedule, facing a college opponent for the first time. The Red-and-White will take on local powerhouse UCLA on Saturday, March 5 at the Track and Field Stadium at The Home Depot Center. The team’s full preseason schedule is below:


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) L, 2-0
Fri Feb 18 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (Casa Grande, AZ) W, 1-0 (Padilla)
Fri Feb 25 vs. D.C. United (HDC) T, 0-0
Tue Mar 1 vs. Canada U-23 National Team (HDC) 12:00 p.m. PT
Sat Mar 5 vs. UCLA 7:30 p.m. PT
Sat Mar 12 vs. F.C. Dallas (Frisco, TX) 7:30 p.m. CT

MICHAEL LAHOUD TO MISS THREE WEEKS WITH KNEE INJURY: Chivas USA midfielder Michael Lahoud suffered a deep laceration on his left knee in a collision with goalkeeper Dan Kennedy which occurred during training on Sunday. A surgical procedure was required to clean and repair the wound, and the third-year player for the Red-and-White is expected to return to training in three weeks.

CREDENTIALING PROCESS NOW OPEN – APPLICATIONS DUE BY TUESDAY, MARCH 8: Chivas USA’s 2011 credentialing process is now open, at, and media members are asked to apply by 5 p.m. P.T., on Tuesday, March 10, in order to have their credentials for the March 19 season opener if their application is approved. For media members that have applied for credentials via this website in previous years, please use the link to login to your previously established account. Any questions or problems can be directed to

PORTLAND TIMBERS WIN RIGHT TO HOST U.S. OPEN CUP MATCH: Chivas USA lost a coin toss on Monday, and as a result will likely travel soon to face the expansion Portland Timbers in a U.S. Open Cup play-in match at some point in March. The Red-and-White face a tougher task in the cup competition this year, having to win three matches against MLS opponents to reach the main draw of the Open Cup.

RED-AND-WHITE UNDER-16 TEAM EARNS WIN OVER COSMOS WEST: The Chivas USA U-16 Team earned a 3-2 win over the Cosmos Academy West on Saturday under the lights at the Santa Ana Memorial Stadium, riding two goals from Frederico Bobadilla and one from Sergio Cervantes. Just before that game, the Chivas USA U-18’s earned a 0-0 tie against the Cosmos. More information, including league standings, statistics, and more can be found by following the links for U-18 Team and the U-16 Team.

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Following is Chivas USA's latest schedule of travel, events, matches and practice sessions:
Tuesday, March 1 Scrimmage vs. Canada U-23 National Team, 12:00 p.m. PT
Wednesday, March 2 [Day off]
Thursday, March 3 Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6
Friday, March 4 Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6
Saturday, March 5 Scrimmage vs. UCLA, 7:30 p.m. PT, Track and Field Stadium
Sunday, March 6 Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6
Monday, March 7 [Day off]
Tuesday, March 8 Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6
Wednesday, March 9 Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6
Thursday, March 10 Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6
Friday, March 11 Travel to Dallas
Saturday, March 12 Exhibition vs. FC Dallas, 5:30 p.m. PT (7:30 p.m. CT), Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, Tex.

*Subject to change. For latest information, or if you plan on attending a session, please contact Chivas USA's Communications Department.