2011 Chivas USA season

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C.D. Chivas USA
2011 season
Owner Mexico Jorge Vergara
Coach United States Robin Fraser
Stadium Home Depot Center
Major League Soccer 15th
MLS Cup Eliminated
U.S. Open Cup Play-In Round
California SuperClásico Loss (0-0-2)
Home colors
Away colors

The 2011 C.D. Chivas USA season was the club's seventh year of existence, as well as their seventh season in Major League Soccer, and their seventh consecutive season in the top-flight of American soccer.

Overview[edit]

February[edit]

Chivas USA signed New Zealand internationals Andrew Boyens and Simon Elliott on February 9. Six days later the club acquired U.S. defender Heath Pearce from FC Dallas in exchange for allocation money.

Squad[edit]

As of September 6, 2011.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Dan Kennedy
2 New Zealand DF Andrew Boyens
3 United States DF Heath Pearce
4 Costa Rica DF Michael Umaña
5 Brazil MF Paulo Nagamura
7 New Zealand MF Simon Elliott
8 Mexico DF Mariano Trujillo
9 Colombia FW Juan Pablo Ángel
10 United States MF Nick LaBrocca
11 United States MF Michael Lahoud
13 Canada DF Ante Jazić
15 Venezuela FW Alejandro Moreno
16 France MF Laurent Courtois
17 United States FW Justin Braun
No. Position Player
18 United States MF Blair Gavin
19 United States MF Jorge Flores
20 United States DF Zarek Valentin
21 United States MF Ben Zemanski
22 United States GK Zach Thornton
23 Argentina FW Marcos Mondaini (on loan from Fénix)
27 United States FW Chris Cortez
30 Mexico GK Sergio Arias (on loan from Guadalajara)
59 United States MF Bryan de la Fuente
77 Brazil DF David Júnior Lopes
99 Ecuador FW Víctor Estupiñán
United States FW Tristan Bowen (on loan to K.S.V. Roeselare)
United States FW Chukwudi Chijindu (on loan to Los Angeles Blues)
United States MF Gerson Mayen (on loan to Fort Lauderdale Strikers)

Player Movement[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 24, 2010 United States Alan Gordon FW Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Undisclosed Allocation Money and 2011 International Roster Spot [2]
Venezuela Alejandro Moreno FW [2]
December 15, 2010 United States Jimmy Conrad DF United States Sporting Kansas City Re-Entry Draft [3]
December 15, 2010 United States Tristan Bowen FW United States Los Angeles Galaxy Acquired for allocation money [4]
January 13, 2011 United States Zarek Valentin DF United States University of Akron SuperDraft, 1st round [5]
January 13, 2011 Ecuador Víctor Estupiñán FW Ecuador LDU Quito SuperDraft, 1st round [5]
February 9, 2011 New Zealand Andrew Boyens DF United States New York Red Bulls Free [6]
February 9, 2011 New Zealand Simon Elliott MF New Zealand Wellington Phoenix FC Free [6]
February 15, 2011 United States Heath Pearce DF United States FC Dallas Acquired for allocation money [7]
March 11, 2011 United States Nick LaBrocca MF Canada Toronto FC Acquired for Alan Gordon [8]
May 15, 2011 United States Chris Cortez FW United States Chivas USA Youth Academy Homegrown Player [9]
August 4, 2011 France Laurent Courtois MF France Grenoble Undisclosed [10]
August 12, 2011 Brazil David Júnior Lopes DF Romania Universitatea Craiova Undisclosed [11]
August 17, 2011 Colombia Juan Pablo Ángel FW United States Los Angeles Galaxy Acquired for a 2012 Supplemental Draft pick [12]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 24, 20101 United States Jonathan Bornstein DF United States Portland Timbers Expansion Draft [13]
November 24, 2010 United States Alan Gordon FW Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Expansion Draft, subsequently reacquired [2]
December 3, 2010 Brazil Marcelo Saragosa MF Option declined [14]
December 3, 2010 Romania Alexandru Zotincă DF Option declined [14]
December 3, 2010 Mexico Eduardo Lillingston FW Mexico Tecos Option declined [14]
December 16, 2010 Venezuela Giancarlo Maldonado FW Mexico Atlante Loan expired, option declined [15]
January 10, 2011 El Salvador Osael Romero MF El Salvador C.D. Águila Option declined [16]
January 21, 2011 Costa Rica Darío Delgado DF Costa Rica Puntarenas F.C. Option declined [17]
January 21, 2011 Mexico Rodolfo Espinoza MF Peru Sporting Cristal Option declined, free transfer [17][18]
February 16, 2011 United States Sal Zizzo MF United States Portland Timbers Traded for allocation money [19]
March 1, 2011 United States Carlos Borja DF United States Los Angeles Blues Waived, free transfer [20][21]
March 11, 2011 Mexico Jesús Padilla FW Mexico C.D. Guadalajara Loan option declined [22]
March 11, 2011 United States Alan Gordon FW Canada Toronto FC Traded for Nick LaBrocca [8]
March 16, 2011 United States César Zamora MF Waived [23]
March 23, 2011 Colombia Yamith Cuesta DF United States Chicago Fire Traded for 2012 Supplemental Draft pick [24]
April 1, 2011 Cuba Maykel Galindo FW United States FC Dallas Traded for 2012 Supplemental Draft pick [25]
August 18, 2011 United States Jimmy Conrad DF None Retired [26]
1 Bornstein was selected by Portland in the expansion draft. He then moved to Mexico Tigres on a free transfer when his contract expired on 1 January 2011.[27]

Loans[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Loaned From Fee/Notes Ref
March 1, 2011 Argentina Marcos Mondaini FW Uruguay Fénix [28]
March 9, 2011 Mexico Sergio Arias GK Mexico Guadalajara [29]
March 9, 2011 Mexico Francisco Mendoza MF Mexico Guadalajara Loan terminated September 3, 2011 [29][30]
March 18, 2011 Ghana Seth Owusu DF Ghana Medeama SC[31] Waived June 30, 2011 [32][33]

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Loaned To Fee/Notes Ref
March 23, 2011 United States Chukwudi Chijindu FW United States Los Angeles Blues [34]
July 17, 2011 United States Gerson Mayen MF United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers Loan thru the end of the 2011 NASL season [35]
August 26, 2011 United States Tristan Bowen FW Belgium K.S.V. Roeselare One year loan [36]

Stats[edit]

Club[edit]

Position Staff
Owner Mexico Jorge Vergara
General Manager Mexico Jose Domene
Head Coach United States Robin Fraser
Assistant Coach United States Carlos Llamosa
Assistant Coach United States Greg Vanney
Technical Director United States Nick Theslof
Goalkeeping Coach Argentina Daniel Gonzalez
Team Administrator United States Kevin Esparza
Equipment Manager Mexico Raúl Guerrero
Athletic Trainer United States Josh Beaumont
Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim Liston
Therapist Mexico Miguel Torres

Last updated: 30 March 2011
Source: Club Deportivo Chivas USA

Kits[edit]

Home
Home Alternate
Away
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Info
Home Red / White Navy Navy
Home Alt. Red / White White Red MLS, June 25 against Philadelphia
Away Navy White White 2009 Away Shorts

Standings[edit]

Conference Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 LA Galaxy (SS) (W1) 67 34 19 5 10 48 28 +20 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Seattle Sounders FC 63 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19
3 Real Salt Lake 53 34 15 11 8 44 36 +8
4 FC Dallas 52 34 15 12 7 42 39 +3 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
5 Colorado Rapids 49 34 12 9 13 46 42 +4
6 Portland Timbers 42 34 11 14 9 40 48 −8
7 San Jose Earthquakes 38 34 8 12 14 40 45 −5
8 Chivas USA 36 34 8 14 12 41 43 −2
9 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 28 34 6 18 10 35 55 −20

Source: MLSSoccer.com
(W1) = Western Conference champion; (W2) = Western Conference runner-up; (W3) = Western Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

  • ^Note 1 - The top three clubs in each conference are guaranteed spots in the 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals. The other four clubs in the playoffs enter via wild card entrees, regardless of their conference, based on their overall standings in a single table.

Overall Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 LA Galaxy (SS) (W1) 67 34 19 5 10 48 28 +20 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals, 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
2 Seattle Sounders FC 63 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
3 Real Salt Lake 53 34 15 11 8 44 36 +8
4 FC Dallas 52 34 15 12 7 42 39 +3 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
5 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 51 34 13 9 12 50 40 +10 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
6 Houston Dynamo 49 34 12 9 13 45 41 +4
7 Colorado Rapids 49 34 12 9 13 44 41 +3 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
8 Philadelphia Union 48 34 11 8 15 44 36 +8 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals 1
9 Columbus Crew 47 34 13 13 8 43 44 −1 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
10 New York Red Bulls 46 34 10 8 16 50 44 +6
11 Chicago Fire 43 34 9 9 16 46 45 +1
12 Portland Timbers 42 34 11 14 9 40 48 −8
13 D.C. United 39 34 9 13 12 49 52 −3
14 San Jose Earthquakes 38 34 8 12 14 40 45 −5
15 Chivas USA 36 34 8 14 12 41 43 −2
16 Toronto FC 33 34 6 13 15 36 59 −23
17 New England Revolution 28 34 5 16 13 38 58 −20
18 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 28 34 6 18 10 35 55 −20

Source: MLSSoccer.com
(SS) = MLS Supporters' Shield; (E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (W1) = Western Conference champion
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
24 7 9 8 30 26 +4 30 4 4 4 14 9 +5 3 5 4 16 17 −1

Last updated: August 18, 2011.
Source: Competitive Matches

Results by rounds[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground H H A H A A H A A H A H H A H A H H A H H A A A A A H H A A H H A H
Result L L T T T W W L W L T T W L L L T W T T W L W T T L L
Position 12 16 15 17 18 13 10 12 10 12 12 13 9 11 13 14 13 12 13 13 11 12 11

Last updated: August 18, 2011.
Source: CDChivasUSA.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match results[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Preseason[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

All times PDT.

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

All times PDT.

Miscellany[edit]

Allocation Ranking[edit]

Chivas USA is in the #1 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking. The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the league after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club’s ranking.[37]

International Roster Spots[edit]

It is believed that Chivas USA possesses 8 international roster spots. Each club in Major League Soccer is allocated 8 international roster spots, which can be traded. Chivas USA dealt one slot to Vancouver Whitecaps on 24 November 2010 for use in the 2011 season.[38] The club also permanently acquired one spot in a trade with Real Salt Lake on 24 November 2004.[39] There is no limit on the number of international slots on each club’s roster. The remaining roster slots must belong to domestic players. For clubs based in the United States, a domestic player is either a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident (green card holder) or the holder of other special status (e.g., refugee or asylum status).[37]

Future Draft Pick Trades[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Players". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  2. ^ a b c Chivas USA Communications (2010-11-24). "Chivas USA trades for Alan Gordon and Alejandro Moreno from Vancouver | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  3. ^ Chivas USA Communications (2010-12-15). "Chivas USA Selects Defender Jimmy Conrad in Re-Entry Draft | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  4. ^ Chivas USA Communications (2010-12-15). "Chivas USA acquires forward Tristan Bowen | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  5. ^ a b "Chivas USA selects Zarek Valentin and Victor Estupi単an in first round of MLS SuperDraft - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News". OurSports Central. 2011-01-13. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  6. ^ a b Chivas USA Communications (2011-02-09). "Chivas USA signs Simon Elliott and Andrew Boyens | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  7. ^ Chivas USA Communications (2011-02-15). "Chivas USA Acquires United States National Team Defender Heath Pearce | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  8. ^ a b Chivas USA Communications (2011-03-11). "Chivas USA acquires midfielder Nick LaBrocca in trade with Toronto FC | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  9. ^ Chivas USA Communications (2011-05-15). "Youth Academy product Chris Cortez signs with Chivas USA | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  10. ^ Chivas USA Communications (2011-08-04). "Chivas USA signs French midfielder Laurent Courtois | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  11. ^ Adam Serrano (2011-08-15). "Goat Notes: Good fortune for Chivas in draw at Seattle | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  12. ^ Chivas USA Communications (2011-08-17). "Chivas USA acquire Colombian forward Juan Pablo Angel | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  13. ^ "2010 Expansion Draft: pick by pick". MLSsoccer.com. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  14. ^ a b c "Two Chivas USA players eligible for 2010 MLS Re-Entry Process". C.D. Chivas USA. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "Latest News | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  16. ^ Chivas USA Communications (2011-01-10). "Chivas USA Declines Option on Midfielder Osael Romero | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  17. ^ a b Adam Serrano (2011-01-21). "Big roster changes as Chivas USA open training | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  18. ^ "Volante mexicano Rodolfo Espinoza ficha por Sporting Cristal de Perú - Terra Colombia". Deportes.terra.com.co. 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  19. ^ Chivas USA Communications (2011-02-16). "Chivas USA Trades Sal Zizzo to Portland in Exchange For Allocation Money | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  20. ^ "Chivas USA waives defender Borja | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  21. ^ "Analysis: Victory Over Dutch Lions "Deceiving" - Los Angeles Blues". Labluesprosoccer.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  22. ^ Chivas USA Communications (2011-03-11). "Chivas USA declines option on forward Jesús Padilla | Chivas USA". Cdchivasusa.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  23. ^ http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/soccer/post/_/id/6940/nick-labrocca-has-big-goals-for-chivas-usa
  24. ^ http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4150708
  25. ^ http://www.fcdallas.com/news/2011/04/fc-dallas-acquires-rights-maykel-galindo-chivas-usa
  26. ^ http://www.cdchivasusa.com/news/2011/08/jimmy-conrad-officially-retires-professional-soccer-player
  27. ^ "Bornstein to join Mexico’s Tigres on Jan 1". Yahoo Sports. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  28. ^ http://www.cdchivasusa.com/news/2011/03/chivas-usa-acquires-argentine-forward-marcos-mondaini
  29. ^ a b http://www.cdchivasusa.com/news/2011/03/chivas-usa-signs-francisco-panchito-mendoza-and-sergio-arias-loan
  30. ^ http://www.cdchivasusa.com/news/2011/09/chivas-release-mendoza-aim-solidify-squad-deadline
  31. ^ http://www.ghanamma.com/2011/01/09/kessben-fc-re-named-medeama-sporting-club/
  32. ^ http://www.cdchivasusa.com/news/2011/03/chivas-usa-signs-ghanian-defender-seth-owusu-loan
  33. ^ http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/soccer/post/_/id/9364/chivas-owusu-waived-goats-wont-say
  34. ^ http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4170703
  35. ^ http://www.strikers.com/index.php?id=111&newsid=896
  36. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2011/08/26/chivas-usas-bowen-heads-belgium-year-long-loan
  37. ^ a b http://www.mlssoccer.com/2011-mls-roster-rules
  38. ^ http://www.cdchivasusa.com/news/2010/11/chivas-usa-trades-alan-gordon-and-alejandro-moreno-vancouver
  39. ^ http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3104167