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August 26, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones
at Tauro FC, 5 PDT, Galavision Site -- Rod Carew Stadium, Panama City, Panama. Competition -- Preliminary round, CONCACAF Champions League. Update -- Tonight's game, the first in a home-and-home series in the newly created CONCACAF Champions League, marks Chivas USA's inaugural trip to Panama. Tauro FC, founded in 1984, has won seven Panamanian championships and has finished as runner-up six times. Chivas comes into the game in the midst of a five-game winless streak in MLS competition and has not scored a goal in its last two games.
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May 14, 2010
GALAXY TONIGHT VS. TORONTO When: 7:30. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 570, 1330. Records: Galaxy 7-0-1, Toronto 3-4-0. Update: Tonight's game will be the last for Galaxy forwards Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle before they leave to join the U.S. team for its pre-World Cup camp at Princeton University. If both make the final roster of 23, they would be gone until, at the very earliest, the Galaxy's July 4 home game against Seattle.
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June 27, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
VS. SAN LUIS (Mexico) When: 7. What: SuperLiga tournament. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: TeleFutura; Radio: ESPN Deportes. Update: Chivas USA (0-2-0, zero points) is not exactly dead yet in the eight-team SuperLiga tournament, but the dirt pile is ready and so are the shovels.
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November 13, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones, Staff and Wire Reports
On Thursday, four days after being eliminated in the first round of the Major League Soccer playoffs for the fourth year in a row, Chivas USA parted company with Coach Preki "by mutual agreement." Preki, 46, former Major League Soccer and U.S. national team standout, said he was leaving to pursue other coaching opportunities. In his three seasons, Preki compiled a 40-29-21 record in the regular season and a 0-3-3 record in the playoffs. -- Grahame L. Jones -- Brigham Young defeated UC Santa Barbara, 2-0, in the first round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament in Stanford, eliminating the Gauchos.
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September 2, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones
vs. Tauro FC, 7, FSC, Galavision Site -- Home Depot Center. Competition -- Preliminary round, CONCACAF Champions League. Update -- Tonight's game is the second leg of a home-and-home, total-goals series in the newly created CONCACAF Champions League. Chivas USA was shut out, 2-0, in Panama City in the first leg last Tuesday, with Tauro FC's Edwin Aguilar scoring both goals. To advance, Chivas USA has to win by three clear goals or force a penalty-kick shootout. Any goal that Tauro scores in Carson will count double under the away-goals rule.
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August 31, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
They held a track meet at the Home Depot Center on Saturday night but called it a soccer game. Chivas USA and Toronto FC ran flat-out for 90 minutes -- even though there was nary a gold medal in sight -- and at the end the home team edged the visitors at the wire. Barely. In the fourth and final minute of stoppage time, one of the players who had run the least -- Toronto goalkeeper Greg Sutton -- accidentally allowed the game to slip literally through his fingers as Chivas won, 2-1, on a rare goal by Atiba Harris.
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April 6, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
There is laughter in the Chivas USA locker room these days, laughter and the sort of camaraderie that comes from winning. Take Jesse Marsch, for instance. One of Major League Soccer's original players, Marsch played his 301st regular-season game Sunday evening, a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew at the Home Depot Center. "It is a little bit depressing because I'm halfway through my career now," Marsch, 35, joked after Chivas USA's third consecutive victory. So, is a 30-0 season in the cards?
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March 22, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
Paulo Nagamura's job description involves a lot of hard running, a lot of timely tackling and a lot of defensive work in Chivas USA's midfield. On Saturday night, the 26-year-old Brazilian did all of that but also added a new and unexpected wrinkle. He scored two goals in the space of five minutes -- only the fifth and sixth goals of his four-year and 113-game Major League Soccer career -- as Chivas came from behind to defeat the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, in the MLS season opener for both teams.
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November 13, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones, Staff and Wire Reports
On Thursday, four days after being eliminated in the first round of the Major League Soccer playoffs for the fourth year in a row, Chivas USA parted company with Coach Preki "by mutual agreement." Preki, 46, former Major League Soccer and U.S. national team standout, said he was leaving to pursue other coaching opportunities. In his three seasons, Preki compiled a 40-29-21 record in the regular season and a 0-3-3 record in the playoffs. -- Grahame L. Jones -- Brigham Young defeated UC Santa Barbara, 2-0, in the first round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament in Stanford, eliminating the Gauchos.
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May 14, 2010
GALAXY TONIGHT VS. TORONTO When: 7:30. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 570, 1330. Records: Galaxy 7-0-1, Toronto 3-4-0. Update: Tonight's game will be the last for Galaxy forwards Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle before they leave to join the U.S. team for its pre-World Cup camp at Princeton University. If both make the final roster of 23, they would be gone until, at the very earliest, the Galaxy's July 4 home game against Seattle.
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August 15, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
Chivas USA tonight AT NEW YORK Time : 4 p.m. On the air : TV: FSN PrimeTicket. Radio: 690. Where : Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. Records : Chivas USA 8-7-3, Red Bulls 2-15-4. Record vs. Red Bulls (2008) : 0-1-1. Update : The Red Bulls are winless in their last 12 games and have lost their last five. Both teams will be missing players because of suspension. Chivas, looking to end a five-game losing streak, is without defender Shavar Thomas and the Red Bulls are without midfielder Sinisa Ubiparipovic.
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July 1, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
Chivas USA Coach Preki demanded explanations, but police intervened. So Chivas left South Carolina without much opportunity to discuss lingering matters with officials after its 3-1 U.S. Open Cup loss Tuesday to the Charleston Battery. It was "a frustrating night" for Preki, whose club lost its sixth consecutive U.S. Open Cup match dating to 2005.
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June 28, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
After learning that his team's run in SuperLiga would come to an end when his game was over because Tigres defeated the Chicago Fire 2-1, Chivas USA Coach Preki met the news with a polite shrug and pushed forward. He used Saturday as an opportunity to rest key players and tinker with a lineup that has produced more losses than wins recently. The result was a 1-1 tie against San Luis on Saturday in front of an announced crowd of 11,083 at Home Depot Center.
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May 29, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
The fans came to see Cuauhtemoc Blanco. They ended up having to settle for Terry Vaughn. In yet another Major League Soccer match in which the game officials succeeded in grabbing the limelight, Chivas USA on Thursday night suffered a devastating 3-2 loss to the unbeaten Chicago Fire. Chicago's tying and winning goals were scored in the 89th and 90th minutes, respectively, the latter on Blanco's second successful penalty kick of the night, this one six minutes into stoppage time.
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April 6, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
There is laughter in the Chivas USA locker room these days, laughter and the sort of camaraderie that comes from winning. Take Jesse Marsch, for instance. One of Major League Soccer's original players, Marsch played his 301st regular-season game Sunday evening, a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew at the Home Depot Center. "It is a little bit depressing because I'm halfway through my career now," Marsch, 35, joked after Chivas USA's third consecutive victory. So, is a 30-0 season in the cards?
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March 22, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
Paulo Nagamura's job description involves a lot of hard running, a lot of timely tackling and a lot of defensive work in Chivas USA's midfield. On Saturday night, the 26-year-old Brazilian did all of that but also added a new and unexpected wrinkle. He scored two goals in the space of five minutes -- only the fifth and sixth goals of his four-year and 113-game Major League Soccer career -- as Chivas came from behind to defeat the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, in the MLS season opener for both teams.
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April 7, 2007 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Chivas USA launches its third season tonight at the Home Depot Center, but chances are the spotlight will be focused on Major League Soccer's newest team and first Canadian club, Toronto FC. Coach Mo Johnston has built a surprisingly strong side from scratch, and the Toronto roster features such established MLS players as Edson Buddle, Alecko Eskandarian, Richard Mulrooney, Paulo Nagamura and Ronnie O'Brien, not to mention a host of Canadian national team players.
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September 2, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones
vs. Tauro FC, 7, FSC, Galavision Site -- Home Depot Center. Competition -- Preliminary round, CONCACAF Champions League. Update -- Tonight's game is the second leg of a home-and-home, total-goals series in the newly created CONCACAF Champions League. Chivas USA was shut out, 2-0, in Panama City in the first leg last Tuesday, with Tauro FC's Edwin Aguilar scoring both goals. To advance, Chivas USA has to win by three clear goals or force a penalty-kick shootout. Any goal that Tauro scores in Carson will count double under the away-goals rule.
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