Total of five Goats called up for international duty this week

Call ups for Pearce, Jazic, Umaña, Moreno & Lahoud

Michael Umaña in Kansas City

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CARSON, Calif. (Monday, August 29, 2011) - Five Chivas USA players have been called-up to play international matches with their national teams this week. Defender Heath Pearce has been called up for a second time by new US Men’s National Team Head Coach, Jurgen Klinsmann. Unfortunately for Pearce he will miss his call up due to a hamstring injury sustained in the August 27 match versus RSL. US National team faces Costa Rica in a friendly on September 2 at The Home Depot Center 8:00 p.m. PT. where fellow teammate and call up for Costa Rica’s National Team, Goats Defender Michael Umaña will defend his tri-color.

Canada begins its quest to Brazil 2014 with a pair of World Cup Qualifiers scheduled for September 2 and 6. Chivas USA defender Ante Jazic, has been named to the Canadian National Team for World Cup Qualifying matches against St. Lucia and Puerto Rico. The first match against St. Lucia is scheduled for Friday September 2 at BMO Field in Toronto Canada, 5 p.m. PT.

Venezuelan veteran forward for Chivas USA Alejandro Moreno has returned this week to his native Venezuela in preparation for next week’s match against Guinea scheduled for Tuesday September 6 in Caracas’ Estadio Olimpico de la Universidad Central. This is Moreno’s second call up so far this year, in which La Vinotinto has become a significant national symbol that is generating much international praise after their exceptional run at Copa America in Argentina earlier this summer.

Michael Lahoud was additionally called up by Sierra Leone but has not determined whether or not he will be incorporating or not, Lahoud is currently nursing a right ankle injury.