July 1, 2013 |
Chivas USA signed another player of Mexican descent Monday. But don't expect this one to resurface playing for the Mexican national team or in the Mexican league with Chivas of Guadalajara. That's because Carlos Bocanegra earned the nickname "Captain America" by captaining the U.S. in the 2010 World Cup. And his return to Major League Soccer could fuel a return to form that may propel him back onto a national team hasn't played for since November. "I've very excited to join the club," said Bocanegra, who will be eligible to play for Chivas USA when the summer transfer window opens July 9, pending receipt of his international transfer certificate.
March 31, 2013 |
Jose Villarreal, one of the Galaxy's bright young soccer stars, has joined an illustrious group with his bicycle-kick goal Saturday in stoppage time. Did you see the play that made all the highlight shows? Including No. 1 on a certain sports juggernaut? Move over Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and the recently departed David Beckham. Villarreal, the 19-year-old from Inglewood, came in as a substitute against Toronto FC and netted the equalizer in the 92nd minute of a 2-2 draw on Saturday.
April 16, 2012 |
Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy of Chivas USA was named Major League Soccer's player of the week after shutting out Toronto FC on Saturday in a 1-0 win. Kennedy made four saves, including a crucial stop in the 89th minute when he frustrated Danny Koevermans from close range, giving Chivas its second consecutive road victory. Kennedy also leads the league with 23 saves on the season, and Saturday's shutout was his second of the year. The player of the week award was the first for Kennedy and the first by a Chivas USA player since Justin Braun won in May 2011.
April 13, 2012 |
When: 1:30 PDT. Where: BMO Field, Toronto. On the air: TV: FS West, KWHY. Records: Chivas 2-3, Toronto 0-4. Record vs. Toronto (2011): 1-0-1. Update: This is a good matchup for Chivas USA, which is not only unbeaten on the road this season but, in Toronto FC, will play the only MLS team still looking for its first point in the standings. Chivas remains without striker Juan Pablo Angel (concussion) and midfielder Michael Lahoud (hamstring)
March 14, 2012 |
The names are the same and the uniforms are the same. But the results? Not so much. Three games into its new season, the Galaxy, Major League Soccer's reigning champion, is still looking for its first win. And the latest loss was the costliest yet, with Toronto FC riding goals by Ryan Johnson and Nick Soolsma to a 2-1 victory Wednesday at the Home Depot Center, knocking the Galaxy out of the CONCACAF Champions League. The win sends Toronto on to the tournament semifinals against Mexico's Santos Laguna.
March 13, 2012 |
No Major League Soccer team has ever won the recently revamped CONCACAF Champions League. And Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena thinks he knows why. "We probably don't schedule it as a priority," he says. "So there's things as a league that we have to make better for us to have the elite clubs in North America and Central America. We have to grow as a league on the field and off the field in order to achieve that goal. " The Galaxy has a chance to brush aside those obstacles, not to mention Toronto FC, when the two MLS clubs meet in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Home Depot Center in Carson (the game will be televised on Telefutura and Fox Soccer)