Author Archives: Jonathan V.

Fast start lifts Galaxy past Timbers

By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif., — Landon Donovan's return to action after missing time with a knee injury came just in time as his two goals helped lift the Los Angeles Galaxy past the Portland Timbers, 3-0, at the Home … Continue reading »

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Kennedy takes hold of Chivas USA’s starting goalkeeper spot

  Photo by David Bernal/ISIPhotos.com By JONATHAN VERA When the 2011 MLS season began, veteran Zach Thornton had a hold on the starting goalkeeper job with Chivas USA. After some early struggles by Thornton, Dan Kennedy has taken over the … Continue reading »

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Crew, Chivas USA play to scoreless draw

  Photo by ISIPhotos.com By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. – The Columbus Crew  traveled to Sothern California in hopes of breaking a five-year winless streak against Chivas USA at the Home Depot Center. Ninety minutes of scoreless soccer later, the … Continue reading »

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Rapids edge Chivas USA without Casey, Cummings

By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif — Chivas USA's quest for its first win of the 2011 MLS season ran into the defending champion Colorado Rapids, who look like a team intent on repeating. Playing without star strikers Omar Cummings and … Continue reading »

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Revs admit good fortune amid controversial ref calls

By JONATHAN VERA CARSON, Calif. – Depending on who you asked, the only thing worse than the weather during the Los Angeles Galaxy's 1-1 tie vs. New England was the officiating. Referee in charge Hilario Grajeda negated a goal scored … Continue reading »

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