Author Archives: Jonathan V.

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 »

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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

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 »

Posted in MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Houston Dynamo | 8 Comments

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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