June 19, 2008 |
vs. Chicago, 7:30, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes Site -- Home Depot Center. Radio -- 690. Records -- Chivas USA 4-6-2; Fire 6-4-1. Record vs Fire (2006) -- 1-0-1. Update -- Mexican icon Cuauhtemoc Blanco has been the target of opposing players in recent games as Chicago has lost two in a row, leading Coach Denis Hamlett to criticize MLS referees for not protecting his star. "We have a special player who can make special plays with the ball," Hamlett said. "And in the last three games there is a pattern where he's getting fouled six or seven times and the referees haven't figured out that it's a tactical play that these teams are doing."
January 5, 2008 |
Chivas USA President Shawn Hunter confirmed on Friday that the team has received offers from multiple clubs in Europe for Brad Guzan, last season's Major League Soccer goalkeeper of the year. Some offers call for Guzan to leave Chivas USA this month, others call for him to leave in the summer. Guzan, 24, is in the final year of a three-year contract he signed after getting drafted. Hunter said he has talked to Guzan's agent about a contract extension, but that Chivas hasn't made any offers yet.
April 9, 2006 |
Jamie Moreno scored twice to help D.C. United defeat Chivas USA, 2-0, on Saturday at Washington for its first victory of the season. Moreno deflected Chivas goalkeeper Brad Guzan's sliding clearance into an empty net in the 59th minute, and added a goal in injury time, striking Jamil Walker's curling cross off Guzan's palm and into the top left corner.
May 18, 2005 |
Brad Guzan can hear the footsteps fast approaching. And Chivas USA's 20-year-old rookie goalkeeper is not afraid to look back. Because with veteran starter Martin Zuniga, who suffered a sprained left knee March 2, having played 90 minutes in a Reserve Division game Sunday, it's only a matter of time before Coach Thomas Rongen has a decision to make, one made tougher by the recent improved play of Guzan.
April 26, 2005 |
The dream is rapidly turning into a nightmare for Brad Guzan. Three months ago, Guzan, 20, was on top of the world. On Jan. 14, the youngster from Evergreen Park, Ill., became the first player chosen by Chivas USA in Major League Soccer's 2005 draft. Had Chivas not lost a coin a flip with fellow MLS expansion team, Real Salt Lake, it would have had the top overall pick and Guzan would have been the No. 1 draft choice. As it is, no goalkeeper in MLS history had been selected higher.
April 2, 2005 |
At Chivas USA's preseason training camp on the outskirts of Guadalajara in early February, goalkeeper Brad Guzan talked about the challenge of being "a white American" on the Mexican-owned-and-operated club. The pressure could be overwhelming if you let it, he intimated. Guzan could take solace at the time, though, in knowing he was merely the backup to Chivas de Guadalajara transplant Martin Zuniga and could take his time rounding into form.