Posts tagged "Chivas USA"

Fire v Chivas USA match preview

A lot of the attention going into this match will be focused on Chivas USA coach José Luis Sánchez Solá, better known as El Chelís in football circles. The quotable and entertaining Chivas boss has brought a rare flair into MLS as a character that has certainly added some much needed color into the relatively... Read more »

Fire 2 Chivas USA 1 - Recap and Ratings

Both Robin Fraser and Frank Klopas tinkered with their typical formations in order to gain an upper hand in combating the other team’s strengths but in the end Chivas USA’s biggest asset, goalkeeper Dan Kennedy wasn’t enough to stop the Fire from collecting a last gasp road victory.  Kennedy proved that he is indeed one... Read more »

Fire v Chivas USA match preview

Chivas USA isn’t doing a whole lot to dispel the notion that they’re not much more than just “the other team in Los Angeles”.  Their last few seasons have been disastrous and their record at home this year is an unenviable 0-4-0.  Three of those four losses (Houston, Vancouver, Sporting KC, and Philadelphia) have come... Read more »
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Fire 3 Chivas USA 2 - Recap and Ratings

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Perhaps this is a match that would have ended in a draw just a few months ago but the Fire showed some resiliency after blowing a two goal lead.  Faced with playing a man down for almost an hour the team did drop back and allowed Chivas USA to get back into the match before... Read more »

Fire v Chivas USA Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Mikulic, Gibbs, Segares M Pappa, Pardo, Grazzini, Pause F Nyarko, Oduro Bench: Conway, Cuesta, Pineda, Husidic, Paladini, Chaves, Barouch Chivas USA GK Kennedy D Lahoud, Umana, Valentin, Jazic M LaBrocca, Elliot, Moreno F Mondaini, Angel, Braun Bench: Thornton, Boyens, Trujillo, Courtois, Gavin, Zemanski, Flores

Fire v Chivas USA Match Preview

Another chance to pick up maximum points against a struggling MLS side should be enough to keep the Fire’s flickering playoff hopes alive.  After a surprising start to a campaign that saw Chivas USA maintain a spot in the thick of the playoff race they have fallen into the position that most expected of them... Read more »
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Tuesday News and Notes

ML$ News The last few days have yielded some interesting news on the MLS financial front.  Firstly Sports Business Journal reported on a possible transaction between MLS and Providence Equity Partners.  The deal would involve Providence purchasing a 25% stake in Soccer United Marketing (SUM) from MLS for a cool $125-$150 million.  SUM is the... Read more »

Fire 1 Chivas USA 1 - Recap and Ratings

 The Fire have now equalled the all-time franchise record for stalemates in one season with an incredible 2-4-12 record.  This time an energetic first twenty six minutes which saw numerous wasted opportunities to bury the home side before a Dominic Oduro goal gave them lead, turn into sixty four minutes of scrambling to defend and... Read more »

Fire v Chivas USA Match Day

Starting Line Ups FIRE GK Johnson D Anibaba, Cuesta, Gibbs, Segares M Pappa, Husidic, Pause, Nyarko F Chaves, Oduro Bench:  Conway, Mikulic, Ristic, Videira, Bone, Barouch, Nazirit CHIVAS GK Kennedy D Lahoud, Umana, Pearce, Valentin M LaBrocca, Elliot, Nagamura, Flores F Braun, Mondaini Bench:  Thornton, Trujillo, Gavin, Mendoza, Zemanski, Cortez, Estupinan
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Fire v Chivas USA Match Preview

After defeating the Rochester Rhinos in US Open Cup play on Tuesday the Fire have travelled across the country to face a struggling Chivas USA team that has lost three in a row.  Since winning three of four matches in late April/early May  the Goats have gone 1-4-2 while allowing 12 goals in that span.  Defensively, Robin... Read more »