Chivas USA Weekly Update: March 5, 2013
CHIVAS USA HOSTS FIRST WESTERN CONFERENCE SHOWDOWN
Chivas USA (0-1-0) continues its two-game home stand this Sunday, March 10, when it faces FC Dallas (1-0-0) at The Home Depot Center in its first Western Conference battle of the 2013 campaign. The Red-and-White and FCD faced each other three times last season and all resulted in ties. The sides played to a scoreless draw at FC Dallas Stadium on June 23 and later met two more times in October to conclude the 2012 campaign. The Rebaño Angelino came away with a 1-1 draw in the rematch (10/7) at The Home Depot Center on a Jorge Villafaña goal and came away with a 2-2 tie in the series and season finale at Dallas on Oct. 28.
CHIVAS USA TRAINING AND MATCH SCHEDULE: March 6 – March 12*
Wednesday, March 6 Training, 10 a.m. – Field 6
Thursday, March 7 Training, 10 a.m. – Field 6
Friday, March 8 Training, 10 a.m. – Field 6
Saturday, March 9 Training, 10 a.m. – Field 6
Sunday, March 10 Chivas USA vs. FC Dallas – The Home Depot Center, 2 p.m. PT
Monday, March 11 OFF
Tuesday, March 12 Training, 10 a.m. – Field 6
*Approximate Training session times 60 to 90 minutes. Subject to change. All times Pacific, unless otherwise noted. For latest information, or if you plan on attending a session, please contact Chivas USA’s Public Relations Department.
INJURY REPORT AS OF MARCH 5, 2013
QUESTIONABLE: Jorge Villafaña (L ankle sprain)
PROBABLE: Juan Agudelo (R foot contusion)
HISTORY OF CHIVAS USA VS. FC DALLAS
Chivas USA All-Time Record vs. FC Dallas
MLS Regular Season: 5-10-7
Home: 3-5-2 (14 GF, 16 GA
Away: 2-5-5 (10 GF, 13 GA)
All-Time Scoring: Chivas USA – 24, FC Dallas – 37
Last Match vs. FC Dallas
Chivas USA 2, FCD 2; Oct. 28, 2012 – FC Dallas Stadium
The Rojiblancos stormed back to come away with a 2-2 draw at Dallas in the season finale. FCD had a two-nil lead as stoppage time approached, when sub Laurent Courtois cut the lead in half on his goal from inside the left side of the box to beat goalkeeper Kevin Hartman to his right inside the left post. Deep into stoppage time, forward Juan Agudelo evened the score on a Courtois assist. Agudelo gathered the pass inside the box, squared up and punched it in for the score.
GOATS NOTES AND FACTS
SuperClásico on the Horizon
The first leg of the SuperClásico is steadily drawing near. The first installment of the cross-hall rivalry is programmed for March 17 with the Galaxy serving as hosts at The Home Depot Center during the 2 p.m. match. Chivas USA will play host once in the three-game series on June 23.
Seven Rojiblancos Make Their MLS Debuts with ‘Chelis’
Last Saturday´s season opener marked the MLS debut new Head Coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola “Chelis,” as well as seven current members of the Red-and-White roster. Defenders Mario de Luna, Joaquin Velazquez and Walter Vilchez; midfielders Edgar “El Chore” Mejia, Giovani Casillas and Marvin Iraheta; and forward Julio Morales logged their first minutes and were part of the starting eleven. In addition, midfielder Eric Avila also made his debut for Chivas USA, having come to Chivas USA via trade in the off-season. In all, eight players made their debut with the Rebaño Angelino.
EYE ON YOUTH
Youth Academy Update
Chivas USA’s Under-9 squad reached the finals of the Cal South Gate Cup but fell, 3-2, last Sunday to Albion FC. To read more Chivas USA Youth Academy action click here
Chivas USA Youth Academy Holds its Final Tryout
Chivas USA will host its third Youth Academy tryout for its U-14 team on April 22. The newly-formed squad will compete in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. For more information about the tryouts click here
To follow Chivas USA Youth Academy news click here
2013 MINI PLANS AND INDIVIDUAL TICKETS AVAILABLE
Mini Plans and individual game tickets for the 2013 season are available. To learn more about the packs and becoming a Chivas USA season-ticket holder and the exciting benefits that come with it click here
HEADLINES OF THE WEEK
NACION ESPN – Edgar “El Chore” Mejia y Mario de Luna los nuevos refuerzos de Chivas USA… Click here
NACION ESPN – Dennis te Kloese y Jose Luis Real hablan en exclusiva con Nacion…. Click here
UNIVISION DEPORTES – Edgar “El Chore” Mejia visita en exclusiva con Ivan Kasanzew… Click here
LA TIMES – Chivas USA adds three more Mexican players …. Click here
LA TIMES – Dan Kennedy is a keeper for Chivas USA, somewhat to his chagrin …. Click here
LA TIMES – Owner Jorge Vergara hopes to get Chivas USA back to its roots …. Click here
LA Opinión – Misión Rojiblanca: Dejar huella …. Click here
LA Opinión – En Chivas USA creen en ‘Chelis’ …. Click here
LA Opinión –Chivas USA sí ilusiona a fans …. Click here
About Chivas USA
Founded in 2004, Los Angeles-based Club Deportivo Chivas USA has achieved remarkable success in eight full seasons in Major League Soccer. From 2006-2009, the Mexican-owned club qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in four consecutive seasons, to the delight of its passionate supporters. In addition, Chivas USA’s innovative grassroots programs demonstrate its deep commitment to the Southern California community, while the club’s youth teams and Soccer Academies offer unprecedented opportunities to the region’s best young talent. For more information on Chivas USA, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.