Author Archives: Jonathan V.

Braun hat-trick propels Chivas USA past Houston

Photo by ISIPhotos.com BY JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif – Chivas USA endured their worst month in June, but after a series of ties, a few wins, and an epic hat-trick by Justin Braun, the Goats are starting to get on … Continue reading »

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Real Madrid’s quartet of goals trump defenseless Galaxy

  By JONATHAN VERA LOS ANGELES, Calif – Real Madrid came back to LA with the same agenda as last year: to beat LA. And they did just that as Cristiano Ronaldo and company unleashed a 4-1 clinic on the … Continue reading »

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Beckham’s corner kicks douse Fire

  Photo by ISIPhotos.com By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif – After battling a back injury for weeks, David Beckham woke up earlier this week feeling pain free and ready to play. The Chicago Fire found out the hard way just how ready … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- LA Galaxy | 19 Comments

Chivas USA rides strong second half to win over Earthquakes

By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif – It was an uneventful first half at the Home Depot Center in the clash between Chivas USA and the San Jose Earthquakes. The passing was not up to par, and the final touches could … Continue reading »

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Keller all for a Hahnemann-to-Seattle move despite long odds at acquisition

Photo by Nick Turchiaro/ISIphotos.com By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. – Kasey Keller announced at the beginning of the season he was going to retire at the end of the 2011 campaign, and as his farewell tour rolls on, the 41-year-old … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Seattle Sounders | 37 Comments

Bittersweet Moment for Adu in Return to the National Team

    By JONATHAN VERA PASADENA, Calif – On a night when there were few bright spots for the U.S. men's national team in its Gold Cup Final loss to Mexico, perhaps the only true positive was the performance of … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. Men's National Team | 120 Comments

Jamaica rolls while Honduras settles for draw in Gold Cup action

By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif – The Gold Cup came to the Home Depot Center Monday night as Jamaica trumped Grenada, 4-0, while Honduras settled for a scoreless draw against Guatemala despite being two men up. Luton Shelton scored the … Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF Gold Cup | 24 Comments

Mondaini leads Chivas USA past Portland

by JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif – Marcos Mondaini’s second-half goal was enough to earn Chivas USA the 1-0 win over the visiting Portland Timbers (5-4-2) at the Home Depot Center. Chivas USA had a better showing than they did in … Continue reading »

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Davies remains confident of USMNT future despite missing Gold Cup

Photo by ISIPhotos.com By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif – The 23 man US National Team selection for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup is carved in stone, but amid all the striking talent, Charlie Davies is absent from the list. In … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- D.C. United | 17 Comments

Whitecaps tie Chivas USA at Home Depot Center

By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif — Nick LaBrocca scored the opening goal for the Rojiblancos in the first minute of the second half. Moments later, Camilo and the visiting Whitecaps answered back for the equalizer that sent this second half … Continue reading »

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Barrett scores winner as Galaxy edges Chivas USA

.Photo by ISIPhotos.com By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. – The season's first installment of the 'SuperClasico' was billed as being a tougher match-up than it has been in recent years, and that proved to be the case on Saturday night … Continue reading »

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Chivas USA rolls to 3-0 romp over New England

By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. — Chivas USA won its second straight match after goals from Nick LaBrocca, Marcos Mandaini, and Alejandro Moreno helped the 'Rojiblancos' post an emphatic 3-0 victory against New England at Home Depot Center on Saturday … Continue reading »

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