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  1. Galaxy, Chivas on a roll heading into SuperClasico

    Scott French

    CARSON -- The Galaxy and Chivas USA meet up in the second SuperClasico of the season on something of a roll, and Saturday night's showdown at Home Depot Center is clearly the most important meeting in the rivalry since L. A. captured the 2009 playoff...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  2. CHIVAS USA: Goats need goals, wins

    Scott French

    CARSON -- The steps Chivas USA has taken this season are apparent in the results the past two months: just one loss in 10 games of every stripe -- and that to Real Salt Lake -- with a march into the U.S. Open Cup's final four. How much further the...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  3. CHIVAS: New-look reserves share points

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Neither of Chivas USA's center backs Monday morning was under contract, and one of them hadn't played competitively in months -- focused more on his UCLA degree and keeping up with two young sons. One winger played on the indoor Anaheim Sp...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  4. OPEN CUP: Chivas holds off Fusion

    Scott French

    VENTURA -- The way its Major League Soccer brethren were dropping games left and right, Chivas USA couldn't be too disappointed after capturing its U.S. Open Cup opener Tuesday night, even if the performance left plenty to be desired. The Goats got ...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  5. SUPERCLASICO: Best rivalry? Let's ask

    Scott French

    CARSON -- The Galaxy and Chivas USA renew their SuperClasico rivalry Saturday night at Home Depot Center, so what better time to weigh in on the best rivalries in soccer -- in MLS and around the world. We asked a handful of players and coaches wit...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  6. CHIVAS USA: Tight clash turns sour

    Scott French

    Chivas USA's match Saturday night at Colorado was following form: decent ball movement, not enough chances, zero finishing and a fifth one-goal loss on the horizon. The Rapids turned a tight clash into a farce at the finish, scoring three goals in...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  7. CHIVAS: Next step is successive success

    Scott French

    If Chivas USA did indeed turn a very important corner in last weekend's victory at Portland, they'll need to build on it Saturday when they visit Toronto FC -- the worst team in Major League Soccer, according to the standings -- looking for back-to-b...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  8. CHIVAS USA: Smith serves up a win

    Scott French

    Chivas USA showed off the best and the worst it can be Saturday night, but it saved the good stuff for the end en route to a second win in as many road games. English winger Ryan Smith fueled the comeback from an early deficit, whipping in pinpoin...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  9. CHIVAS USA: Same old same old in defeat

    Scott French

    CARSON -- There's an all-too-familiar quality to all of Chivas USA's matches this year, and that's not a good thing. Tremendous defensive work and decent possession, but few goalscoring chances, one breakdown and that's that. It happened again Sun...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  10. CHIVAS USA: Rookie takes down RSL

    Scott French

    Casey Townsend calls it the "striker instinct," and as a pure striker, he ought to know. It generated the biggest moment of Chivas USA's season so far, delivered to the Goats their first victory. The rookie's opportunistic half-volley in the 72nd ...

    Blog | March 25, 2012
  11. CHIVAS: 'Gutting' loss can't dim delight

    Scott French

    CARSON -- There's plenty for Chivas USA to improve upon following its Major League Soccer opener Sunday afternoon, but the finish against the Houston Dynamo, who pulled out a 1-0 victory with nearly the last boot of the game, dampened the Goats' spir...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  12. CHIVAS USA: Loss a 'wakeup call'

    Scott French

    SAN DIEGO -- There were the obvious pluses for Chivas USA in its first real game of the year: a very fine first half, complete with a one-goal lead; superb play from John Alexander Valencia in the back, Nick LaBrocca in midfield and Michael Lahoud an...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  13. MLS wraps preps in L.A., Oxnard

    Scott French

    The Chicago Fire split a pair of games Saturday morning at Oxnard College, bringing to an end a series of 20 preseason matches involving Major League Soccer clubs in Carson and Oxnard. Three more games were played in San Luis Obispo, and Chivas USA ...

    Blog | February 18, 2012
  14. CHIVAS USA: Awful start, decent finish

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Chivas USA coach Robin Fraser was not pleased with his side's effort in the first half Tuesday morning against the Galaxy. The Goats, fielding close to a first-choice lineup against a group of second- and third-teamers, played listless, mis...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  15. CHIVAS USA: Bolaņos debuts in win

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Miller Bolanos made his Chivas USA debut, Ben Zemanski returned from concussion and top draft pick Casey Townsend celebrated his first start in red and white with a goal. All in all, a good afternoon for the Goats. Oh, and they won. T...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  16. CHIVAS USA: New system fits Goats

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Robin Fraser isn't married to the 4-2-3-1 alignment he has fielded in Chivas USA's first three preseason matches, but there's a lot to it that seems to suit the Goats' personnel. It positions Juan Pablo Angel, as true a pure striker as h...

    Blog | February 07, 2012