Chivas USA Youth Academy Update - October 8th & 9th
All Chivas USA Youth teams took to the fields this past weekend. We also had some Youth National team and first team call-ups. Malcolm Jones was called into the U15 Youth National team this month. Ben Spencer, Marco Delgado, Esteban Rodriguez and Eric Gonzalez received calls to play in Chivas USA’s reserve match versus the LA Galaxy.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
Chivas USA 1 vs. Nomads Academy 0
The U18 Academy traveled down to San Diego to face the Nomads in search of their first win of the season. Right from the start Chivas USA imposed their attacking style of play versus the Nomads back line, n a very hectic first half, which saw plenty of turnovers from both sides. Before the half ended, Chivas USA managed to finally play with some simplicity, and capitalize on some good combination play from the top of the box. Chris Caicedo found the back of the net just as the whistle blew for halftime. The second half we saw much of the same. Chivas USA managed to get an away win, and earn their first points of the season. Jake Mcguire was strong in goal and kept the clean sheet.
Chivas USA 3 vs. Nomads Academy 0
Coming off a dramatic come from behind win versus the LA Galaxy, Chivas USA played their best game of the year. Chivas USA kept the Nomads pinned in there half and finally broke through just before the half ended. With some good movement Malcolm Jones found Jorge Ruiz just inside the box. Jorge took it to the end line and crossed the ball across the six-yard box, and found Mark Hernandez who slotted it home. In the second half, Romario Lomeli found Jorge Ruiz making a run just inside the area. Romario took his man on and found Jorge streaking to the near post, who finished it calmly. The third play was from some individual play by Josue Garcia. Josue muscled through the Nomads backline and found Jorge Ruiz on the back post all by himself. It was Jorge’s second goal of the game. The backline of Malcolm Jones, Anthony Rodriguez, Jeffrey Quezada, Tyler Allen and goalkeeper Vince Morales earned their first shutout of the season. Chivas USA earned their second consecutive conference win and sit on top of the So Cal Division.
U16’s Chivas USA Academy 1 vs Arsenal FC White 1
Murietta Valley HS
The U16’s were on the road to face Arsenal FC. Edgar Cervantes was the loan goal scorer for Chivas USA in 1-1 draw. Coach Javier Dominguez commended his team on a great effort.
U15’s Chivas USA Development 1 vs So Cal Infinity 1
The U15’s started the game playing with only 7 players. With some players out due to injury and illness, the U15’s had to play with a lot of poise and passion if they wanted to get a result. They worked together as a unit for 79 minutes. In the last minute of the game, Infinity managed to salvage a 1-1 tie versus a resilient Chivas USA team. All the boys worked together and deserved the victory.
U14’s Chivas USA Academy 3 vs Beach FC 0
The U14’s put together a complete game, with some good passing. The team created many scoring opportunities. Defensively they didn’t give Beach much room to play and earned their first shutout of the year. Jason Ballejo had two goals, and Francisco Lara added another for the 3-0 win. Goalkeepers Leonardo Sanchez and Jaime Serna Granillo kept the clean sheet for Chivas Academy.
U14’s Chivas USA Development 2 vs. Real So Cal 5
Saturday’s U14 game versus Real So Cal was a tale of two halves. In the first half Chivas USA maintained good possession, which created plenty of opportunities. The team was down 2-1 at the half. In the second half, Chivas USA came out flat and were punished on some defensive miscues. Playing without their goalkeeper Gabriel Bautista proved to be costly.
Sunday, October 9th
U16’s Chivas USA Academy 6 vs Beach FC 1
Redondo Union HS
The team entered Sunday’s game coming off a spirited performance the previous day. Goals from Anthony Gonzalez, Arturo Soto, Miguel Lorenzo, Edgar Cervantes, Nathan Martin, and Carlos Llamosa Jr. proved to be too much for Beach FC.
U15’s Chivas USA Academy 5 vs CZ Elite 0
Chivas USA Academy moved into third place in the SCDSL U15 Flight I with an emphatic 5-0 win. Right from the start Chivas imposed their game plan on CZ Elite. They pressured from the beginning, forcing CZ Elite into troubling areas of the field. Four different players scored for Chivas USA. Caleb Calvert opened the scoring early in the second half. Jonathen Nakamine scored the best goal of the day when he chipped the goalkeeper from 30 yards out. The third goal was an own goal from a CZ Elite defender. Oscar Palma calmly finished a one on one versus the CZ Elite goalkeeper for the fourth goal. The fifth goal came from a corner kick late in the game. Omar Hermosillo rose above his defender and headed the ball past the CZ Elite goalkeeper. Chivas USA also earned their second shutout in a row.
U13’s Chivas USA Development 0 vs Arsenal FC 8
Ranch Mission Viejo
Showcase Game #1
The U13’s played their first of two SCDSL showcase events of the year. Their first opponent proved to be their toughest test of the season thus far. Although it was a great experience to play the #1 team in their flight, they didn’t go down without a fight. Adrian and the boys know what it takes now, if they want to compete with the best.
U13’s Chivas USA Development 2 vs. Arsenal FC South 3
Ranch Mission Viejo
Showcase Game #2
In their second game of the day the U13’s rebounded with a great performance. They faced the first place team from the South Division. Chivas USA got goals from Hugo Quiroz and Justin Islas. Coach Adrian was very pleased with the team’s performance.
U12’s Chivas USA Development 0 vs. Pateodores – LA 1
The U12’s had a tough test versus the second place team in their division. Chivas USA came out playing in the first half controlling the tempo of the game. They had plenty of missed opportunities that proved to be costly in the end. Coach Alex was very impressed with his teams energy and determination. They proved they could compete with anyone.
Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Chivas USA Games
All Games Subject to Change
Saturday, October 15th
U13 Chivas USA Development vs CZ Elite @ Royal Oaks Elementary 9:00 AM
USSDA U17/18 vs Pateadores @ Vanguard University 10:00 AM
U14 Chivas USA Academy vs CZ Elite @ Veterans Park 10:30 AM
U16 Chivas USA Academy vs Pateadores @ Melinda Heights Elementary 11:10 AM
U15 Chivas USA Development vs United FC @ Ranch Soccer Complex 11:10 AM
U14 Chivas USA Development vs CA Blues @ College of the Canyons 11:40 AM
U9 Chivas USA Academy vs Exiles SC @ Dapplegray School 12:20 PM
USSDA U15/16 Chivas USA vs Pateadores @ Vanguard University 12:30 PM
U15 Chivas USA Academy vs LA Galaxy Academy @ Veterans Park @ 1:00 PM
U12 Chivas USA Development vs San Gabriel Valley SC @ Whittier Soccer Complex 1:45 PM
Sunday, October 16th
U15 Chivas USA Development vs So Cal Infinity @ Hillview HS 8:00 AM
U16 Chivas USA Academy vs West Coast @ San Juan Hills HS 10:00 AM
U14 Chivas USA Development vs. Beach FC @ Redondo Union HS 1:55 PM