Author Archives: Jonathan V.

Adu’s winner lifts nine-man Union past Chivas USA

  BY JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. – The Philadelphia Union have been shutting down opposing offenses with regularity in recent weeks, but trying to stop a team while having just nine players on the field was a challenge that seemed … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- LA Galaxy | 21 Comments

DeMerit’s first MLS goal gives Whitecaps first road win

BY JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. – Last year the Vancouver Whitecaps finished dead last in the league without mustering an away victory all season. However, in this year’s campaign the Caps are off to a great 2-0-0 start and recorded … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps | 4 Comments

Hainault’s late winner leads Dynamo past Chivas USA

BY JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. – The Houston Dynamo came into the Home Depot Center in hopes starting the season as strong as they ended last year, but keeper Dan Kennedy and company held them off for 90 minutes before … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Houston Dynamo | 15 Comments

RSL left feeling the sting of missed opportunities

BY JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif.– The last time Real Salt Lake and the Galaxy competed for a trophy, it was the 2009 MLS Cup FInal and RSL took the championship. History did not repeat itself on Sunday as this time … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Playoffs, MLS- Real Salt Lake | 9 Comments

Tainio injury halts Red Bulls’ quick start in season-ending loss to Galaxy

By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. – The Western Conference final second leg between the Los Angeles Galaxy and New York Red Bulls certainly lived up to its much-anticipated hype. Aggression was high, tempers flared and drama unfolded after a quick … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Playoffs, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 32 Comments

Sounders cruise past Chivas USA as Rosales suffers injury scare

BY JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. – Playing a game with nothing on the line, the Seattle Sounders went into their match against Chivas USA on Saturday night looking to stay healthy and looking to keep up their recent outstanding form … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 5 Comments

Union held to draw after late Angel equalizer

BY JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. – The Philadelphia Union were just a few seconds of regulation and a few minutes of overtime from regaining the hold on first place they lost during the summer, but before they could even celebrate … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Philadelphia Union | 4 Comments

Angel, Chivas proving to be perfect match

Photo by Michael Janosz/ISIphotos.com By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. – Juan Pablo Angel may have been in a slump with the Los Angeles Galaxy earlier this season, but at Chivas USA the 35-year-old stiker has proven once again that he … Continue reading »

Posted in Uncategorized | 18 Comments

Angel keeps scoring as Chivas USA downs TFC

By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. — It wasn't too long ago that Juan Pablo Angel looked more ready to retire than to start scoring goals again, but the Chivas USA striker has enjoyed a renaissance in recent weeks that has … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Toronto FC | 12 Comments

A bittersweet night for D.C. United, which wins but loses Pontius to broken leg

  BY JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif.–D.C. United received a very encouraging sign from striker Charlie Davies that he was ready to take on a bigger role as the club hits the playoff stretch drive, but also faced the devastating news … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- D.C. United | 26 Comments

Torres thriving on Klinsmann’s USMNT squad

BY JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. – Jose Torres has had his ups and downs as part of the U.S. men's national team over the past three years, but Torres has enjoyed a national team renaissance under new U.S. head coach … Continue reading »

Posted in U.S. Men's National Team | 128 Comments

Ten-man RSL holds off punchless Chivas USA

    BY JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. – Chivas USA had their first home game in a month, and faced an opponent that went a man down after a first-half red card, but the Goats couldn't capitalize on the advantage … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Real Salt Lake | 14 Comments