October 27, 2007 |
When Chivas USA made the playoffs last year, it was excited just to be there. Its season ended at the hands of Houston in the first round a year ago, but the team took solace in the fact it had made it to the postseason. That won't be the case this year. It's the MLS Cup or bust for Chivas players. "This whole group learned a lot from [last year's] experience," midfielder Jesse Marsch said. "The biggest reason we lost that series, I think, was because our . . .
June 28, 2009 |
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.
May 29, 2009 |
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.
July 1, 2009 |
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.
September 6, 1998 |
Preki Radosavljevic had three goals and two assists as the Kansas City Wizards beat the San Jose Clash, 5-1, at Kansas City to end a three-game losing streak.
March 30, 1987 |
Gary Heale, Steve Zungul, Godfrey Ingram and Preki each scored two goals for Tacoma as the Stars routed the Lazers, 10-2, Sunday in a Major Indoor Soccer League game before a crowd of 7,086 at the Tacoma Dome. Preki and Ingram each had two assists, and the Stars were 3 for 3 on power plays while recording their widest victory margin in the franchise's four-year history.
August 16, 1996 |
Digital Takawira scored twice in the last nine minutes Thursday night, leading the Kansas City Wiz to a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Clash before 8,250 at Arrowhead Stadium. Preki and Mo Johnston also scored for the Wiz (15-12), which moved into a tie for first place in the Western Conference with the Galaxy. Preki assisted on Takawira's first goal. John Doyle scored for San Jose (11-12) in the 78th minute on a header off a cross from Jorge Rodas.
April 13, 1989 |
Midfielder Preki, the Major Indoor Soccer League's scoring leader, got the go-ahead goal and hit the 100-point mark Wednesday night as the Stars defeated the Los Angeles Lazers, 6-3, at the Tacoma Dome. Preki, Ali Kazemaini and Peter Ward each scored two goals for the fifth-place Stars (22-24), while Gary Heale and Michael Collins each had a goal and an assist for the last-place Lazers (20-26).
February 21, 1988 |
For the second time in three years, a Yugoslavian buddy and young disciple of Tacoma Star forward Steve Zungul won the most valuable player award in the Major Indoor Soccer League All-Star Game. Two years ago, it was Socker midfielder Branko Segota, then 24. Wednesday night, it was Zungul's 24-year-old Tacoma Star teammate, Preki. Once again, Zungul, 33, playing in his record eighth All-Star Game, was denied one of the only honors that has eluded him.