GAME NOTES: Chivas USA @ LA Galaxy
Sunday, March 17, 2013 – 2 p.m. (PT)
The Home Depot Center – Carson, Calif.
TV: UniMás – Radio: W Radio 690 AM (Spanish)
Chivas USA faces cross-hall rival LA Galaxy in the first leg of the SuperClásico on Sunday at The Home Depot Center as the visiting side. After dropping the season opener, the Rojiblancos bounced back and defeated FC Dallas, 3-1, last Sunday. Both clubs enter the 26th edition with a win under their belt in MLS play. The Galaxy won the third and deciding match in last season’s SuperClásico on Aug. 12. Chivas USA defeated the Galaxy in the first leg of last season’s season series on Jose Correa’s game-winning penalty kick last May.
GOATS FACTS & NOTES
Chivas USA Will Face Chivas Guadalajara in Friendly
Chivas USA will play sister club Chivas Guadalajara in a friendly at Estadio Olimpico in Ciudad Juarez (Mexico) on Wednesday, March 20, beginning at 4* p.m. (PT). The match will be played in benefit of EDUCARE, an education institute in Ciudad Juarez that builds hope for one of that city’s most marginalized and violence-stricken communities. For that, Chivas will participate in different activities with the goal of benefiting the institution. A significant percentage of the match’s proceeds will be put toward the second stage of EDUCARE Ciudad Juarez’s construction.
*The match was previously announced to kickoff at 6 p.m. (PT).
Kennedy and Villafaña Team Veterans with SuperClásico Experience
Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy and midfielder Jorge Villafaña are among the team’s most experienced players in MLS competition, and have appeared in previous SuperClásicos for the Red-and-White. With several newcomers in their first year with MLS, the two veterans can provide valuable insight and game knowledge going into Rivalry Week.
Casillas Knocks In First Career MLS Goal
In his first season with the Rebaño Angelino, midfielder Giovani Casillas knocked in his first MLS goal in last Sunday’s 3-1 against Western Conference opponent FC Dallas. Casillas, 19, is no stranger to scoring goals on some of soccer’s biggest stages. As a member of Mexico’s Under-17 World Cup champion team, the Chivas Guadalajara product scored the second goal in the title match against Uruguay, sealing the 2-0 victory at Estadio Azteca in 2011.
History Facts Chivas USA – LA Galaxy
•The All-Time series began in 2005 in Chivas USA’s inaugural season.
•Last year’s SuperClásico series was decided in the final meeting on Aug. 12, as both clubs entered with a win apiece.
•Sunday’s match is the 26th installment of the SuperClásico.
•Former Rojiblancos forward Ante Razov holds the club’s all-time scoring record against the Galaxy with six goals.
•In 25 all-time meetings the clubs have averaged nearly two-and-a-half goals (2.4) per match.
•Chivas USA has scored 14 of its 20 all-time series goals in the second half.
For more Chivas USA Game Notes and stats, please click the link below for a full PDF version…