Practice Report: March 3

Forward Justin Braun trained partially with the rest of his teammates

Justin Braun practice

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Chivas USA Communications

After Tuesday’s defeat against Canada U-23 and a day off, Chivas USA resumed practiced on Thursday at The Home Depot Center to prepare for Saturday’s scrimmage game against UCLA (7:30 p.m.  at The Home Depot Center). The big news at practice was forward Justin Braun partially training with the rest of his teammates and even played as a neutral player during short-sided games.

Injured midfielders Paulo Nagamura and Blair Gavin continued with their rehabilitations with athletics trainers with the hope of being ready for Opening Day on March 19. The group started with passing drills between two big groups and later played short-sided scrimmage games. 

Saturday’s match against UCLA will be the second to last scrimmage game for the Red-and-White before the Home Opener against Kansas City on March 19.