CHIVAS USA 5-0 VS. FC HASENTAL IN PRESEASON GAME
The Red-and-White dominate with goals from Lahoud, Angel, Riley, Cortez, and Romero
CARSON, CA. (Friday, February 3, 2012) – Chivas USA dominated Conejo Valley’s FC Hasental this Friday afternoon with a 5 nil win over Los Conejos at The Home Depot Center’s practice field #4.
In the first half, the Goats opened up the scoreboard in the twenty-second minute with a shot from Michael Lahoud who started as a forward and was assisted by James Riley. Two minutes later the Red and White would be awarded a PK after referee Mariscal called a hand ball in the box. Juan Pablo Angel would then convert for the 2-0 score. The third goal in the half for the Goats came in the 40th minute as newcomer; Englishman Ryan Smith would convert his first shot as a member of the Red and White when the Conejos keeper lost the ball after he stopped a shot from Michael Lahoud. The Rojiblancos would end the first half by a score of 3-0.
In the second half Coach Fraser would sub out all but one Alejandro Moreno, with a squad of trialist as well as Chivas USA Youth Academy standouts and a couple of familiar faces for the Goats; Jorge Villafaña as well as Frenchman Laurent Courtois returned to the pitch for the Goats in the second half. Villafaña is returning from his U-23 Men’s National Training in preparation for the Olympic Games Qualifiers and Courtois from a late 2011 season injury.
In the 50th minute, the Red and White set the score at 4-0 with a shot from forward, Chris Cortez. Towards the end of the match (89th minute), Tijuana native, Cesar Romero would give Chivas USA a 5-0 finish to this first pre-season match in Carson.
Chivas USA vs FC Hasental
February 3, 2012 – The Home Depot Center – Field 4
Chivas USA 5 – 0 FC Hasental
CHV – Michael Lahoud (James Riley) 22
CHV – Juan Pablo Angel (PK-Handball) 24
CHV – Ryan Smith 40
CHV – Chris Cortez 50
CHV – Cesar Romero 89
FC Hasental – 1-Michael Abalos, 2-Ruben Rodriguez, 3-Robert Pate, 4-Edger Ramirez, 5-Lucian Leu, 6-Taylor Canel, 7-Reggie Edu, 8-Jordan Palmer, 9-Alberto Anguiano, 10-Milan Radovic, 11-Jonathan Zerah, 12-Armando Gaitan , 13-Michael Barbeito, 14-Omar de la Piedra, 15 Jeremy Hohn, 16-Nicholas Ledesma, 17-Gil Aguirre, 18-Diego Adame
Chivas USA – 60-Tim Melia (GK), 13-Ante Jazic, 3-Heath Pearce, 5-John Valencia, 7-James Riley, 8-Oswaldo Minda, 6-Peter Vagenas, 11-Michael Lahoud, 15-Alejandro Moreno, 22-Ryan Smith, 9-Juan Pablo Angel. Brian Rowe, RJ Allen, Rauwshan Mckenzie, Fabian Kling, 19-Jorge Villafaña, Kennedy Chongo, Marky Delgado, 16-Laurent Courtois, 27-Chris Cortez, 59-Cesar Romero
Referee: Alex Mariscal
Time of Game: 1:46
Weather: Sunny, 75 degrees
About Chivas USA
Founded in 2004, Los Angeles-based Club Deportivo Chivas USA has achieved remarkable success in seven full seasons in Major League Soccer. From 2006-2009, the Mexican-owned club qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in four consecutive seasons, to the delight of its passionate supporters. In addition, Chivas USA’s innovative grassroots programs demonstrate its deep commitment to the Southern California community, while the club’s youth teams and Soccer Academies offer unprecedented opportunities to the region’s best young talent. For more information on Chivas USA, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.