August 23, 2009 |
It was a new-look Chivas USA team that took the field at the Home Depot Center on Saturday night. Brazilian striker Maicon Santos and Mexican midfielder Jesus Padilla made their Major League Soccer debuts, and goalkeeper Lance Parker made a rare appearance in the nets in place of injured starter Zach Thornton. But it was a fan favorite who had been out of sorts most of the season who led the way for Chivas. Sacha Kljestan, the U.S. national team midfielder who has struggled to find his form all year, suddenly rediscovered it. Goals in the 32nd and 51st minutes by Kljestan powered Chivas to a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC and back into the thick of the Western Conference playoff race.
September 11, 2008 |
at New England, 4 p.m. PDT, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes Site -- Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. Radio -- 690. Records -- Chivas USA 8-9-6; Revolution 11-7-5. Record vs. Revolution -- 0-1-0. Update -- Coming off consecutive victories over Toronto, Chivas USA is in third place in the Western Conference and faces a New England team that is in a mini-slump. The Revolution has gone 1-3-2 in MLS play since winning the SuperLiga tournament and has dropped from first place to third in the Eastern Conference.
July 11, 2008 |
Galaxy stars David Beckham and Landon Donovan headline the roster for the MLS All-Star Game, which will be played July 24 in Toronto against the English Premier League club West Ham United. Also selected to the team were midfielders Sacha Kljestan of Chivas USA, Cuauhtemoc Blanco of the Chicago Fire and Robbie Rogers of Columbus, defenders Jimmy Conrad of the Kansas City Wizards and Frankie Hejduk of the Columbus Crew, and forward Kenny Cooper of FC Dallas. The league-leading New England Revolution claimed three of the 11 early roster spots for the game -- defender Michael Parkhurst, midfielder Shalrie Joseph and goalkeeper Matt Reis.
September 2, 2008 |
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.
February 26, 2012 |
Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan, who is battling bronchitis, withdrew Sunday from the U.S. national team ahead of its friendly Wednesday in Italy. Donovan, the U.S. team's all-time leader in goals and assists, also sat out two dates with the U.S. team in the fall while preparing for the MLS Cup final, which the Galaxy won, 1-0, on a goal by Donovan. Donovan, who had been playing the past two months with Everton of the English Premier League, sat out his last game there because of illness and has not trained with the Galaxy since returning from Europe.