Author Archives: Jonathan V.

Braun hat-trick propels Chivas USA past Houston

Photo by 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 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/ 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