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May 31, 2005 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Veteran Dutch coach Hans Westerhoff will be named coach of Chivas USA this week, The Times has learned. Westerhoff will replace fellow Dutchman Thomas Rongen, who was ousted as coach of the Major League Soccer expansion team on Monday and replaced on an interim basis by one of his assistants, former Mexico national team goalkeeper Javier "Zully" Ledesma. Ledesma, 46, the uncle of Chicago Cub shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, played professionally in Mexico for Chivas de Guadalajara, Morelia and UAG.
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June 1, 2005 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Things are changing fast at Chivas USA. Hans Westerhof has not even been officially installed as coach and already there is electricity in the air. The 56-year-old Dutch coach ran the players through two training sessions Tuesday, an almost unheard-of practice the day before a game. Today, only hours before Chivas USA plays the Kansas City Wizards at the Home Depot Center, the players will be out there again, fine-tuning Westerhof's lessons.
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June 1, 2005 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Things are changing fast at Chivas USA. Hans Westerhof has not even been officially installed as coach and already there is electricity in the air. The 56-year-old Dutch coach ran the players through two training sessions Tuesday, an almost unheard-of practice the day before a game. Today, only hours before Chivas USA plays the Kansas City Wizards at the Home Depot Center, the players will be out there again, fine-tuning Westerhof's lessons.
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May 31, 2005 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Veteran Dutch coach Hans Westerhoff will be named coach of Chivas USA this week, The Times has learned. Westerhoff will replace fellow Dutchman Thomas Rongen, who was ousted as coach of the Major League Soccer expansion team on Monday and replaced on an interim basis by one of his assistants, former Mexico national team goalkeeper Javier "Zully" Ledesma. Ledesma, 46, the uncle of Chicago Cub shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, played professionally in Mexico for Chivas de Guadalajara, Morelia and UAG.
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September 23, 2004 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
Thomas Rongen, a former coach of three Major League Soccer teams and the United States' under-20 men's coach since 2001, will be introduced today as coach of the expansion Chivas USA club that will begin play next season, sources close to the organization confirmed. A news conference to announce the franchise's official name -- expected to be Club Deportivo Chivas USA, or CD Chivas USA -- as well as its colors and logo, will be held at 11 a.m.
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October 2, 2003 | Jim Barrero, Times Staff Writer
Alejandro Moreno, a 24-year-old forward whose consistent play has helped increase his stock with the Galaxy, was called up to Venezuela's national team for a friendly Oct. 9 game against Guatemala. It is Moreno's first promotion to the national side. The team is preparing for World Cup qualifying games in November against Colombia and Bolivia.
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November 3, 2004 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
They arrived toting cleats, shinguards, $30 and the dream, however farfetched, of playing professional soccer. Jorge Leon, a 19-year-old goalkeeper from Oakland, said he would "shed blood through my eyes and play with a broken leg" if it meant he could don the colors of Club Deportivo Chivas USA. "I love Chivas," he said. "That's my next tattoo." Army Pfc. Javier Hernandez, stationed at Ft.
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