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REAL SALT LAKE v CHIVAS USA (March 24, Rio Tinto Stadium, 7 p.m. MT) PROBABLE LINEUPS

2012 SEASON RECORDS GP W-L-T PTS GF GA Real 2 2-0-0 6 5 1 at home 1 1-0-0 3 2 0

18 Rimando

Chivas USA 2 0-2-0 0 0 2 on road 0 0-0-0 0 0 0

2

LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD

4

28

Olave

Schuler

Beltran

ALL-TIME (20 meetings): Real 7 wins, 22 goals … Chivas USA 9 wins, 29 goals … Ties 4

5

Grabavoy

UPCOMING MATCHES CHIVAS USA REAL Sun. Apr. 1 Sporting KC Sat. Mar. 31 at Portland Sat. Apr. 7 at Portland Wed. Apr. 4 Montreal Sat. Apr. 14 at Toronto FC Sat. Apr. 7 Colorado Sat. Apr. 21 Philadelphia Sat. Apr. 14 at Sporting KC

23

7 Espindola

14

58

Townsend

Romero

10 LaBrocca

6

F 0 0

A 2 90

0 1 1 0

0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 0

13

3

Jazic

TYPE OF PLAY

OPEN PLAY CROSS CORNER REBOUND PENALTIES DIRECT FROM FREE KICK FREE KICK (INDIRECT) OWN GOALS DISTANCE

0 5 0 (W-L-T) RSL CHV

INSIDE GOAL AREA INSIDE PENALTY AREA OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA

0 0 0

RECORD AT HALFTIME LEAD TIED TRAIL 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-2-0 0-0-0

1

REFEREE: Mark Kadlecik. SAR (bench): Anthony Vasoli; JAR (opposite): James Conlee; 4th: Michael Kennedy INJURY REPORTS REAL SALT LAKE – QUESTIONABLE: DF Nat Borchers (L quadriceps strain); MF Will Johnson (R adductor strain); PROBABLE: FW Álvaro Saborío (R knee internal injury) … CHIVAS USA – OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL); DF Michael Lahoud (R hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Juan Pablo Angel (head contusion); MF Laurent Courtois (L calf strain); PROBABLE: MF Blair Gavin (R hamstring strain); FW Alejandro Moreno (broken nose)

REAL SALT LAKE Date Score (Gms since) 3/17/2012 RSL 2, NY 0 3/10/2012 RSL 3, LA 1 9/28/2011 RSL 0, CHI 3 10/06/2011 RSL 0, VAN 3 10/22/2011 RSL 1, POR 1 3/17/2012 RSL 2, NY 0 10/14/2011 RSL 0, COL 0

GAME-BY-GAME: WON/LOST/TIED Real Salt Lake Chivas USA

WW LL

(0) (0) (2) (2) (2) (0) (3)

CHIVAS USA 00 Patrick McLain (GK) 1 Dan Kennedy (GK) 2 Scott Gordon (DF) 3 Heath Pearce (DF) 4 Rauwshan McKenzie (DF) 5 John Valencia (DF) 6 Peter Vagenas (MF) 7 James Riley (DF) 8 Oswaldo Minda (MF) 9 Juan Pablo Angel (FW) 10 Nick LaBrocca (MF) 11 Michael Lahoud (MF) 13 Ante Jazic (DF) 14 Casey Townsend (FW) 15 Alejandro Moreno (FW) 16 Laurent Courtois (MF) 17 Miller Bolanos (MF) 18 Blair Gavin (MF) 19 Jorge Villafana (FW) 21 Ben Zemanski (MF) 22 Ryan Smith (MF) 26 Marvin Iraheta (MF) 28 Tim Melia (GK) 58 Cesar Romero (FW) 77 David Junior Lopes (DF)

DISCIPLINARY SITUATION SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS (suspended next yellow card): none INTERNATIONAL DUTY CHV: Jorge Villafaña (USA U-23)

RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL SCORE ALLOW 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-2-0

THE LAST TIME Home win Road win Home loss Road loss Tie game Shutout for Shutout vs.

McKenzie

Riley

Kennedy

RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT HEADERS OTHER

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

7

4

Pearce

HOW SCORED

3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Smith

Minda

CHIVAS USA

GOALS SCORED MINUTES PER GOAL

22

8

WHERE THE GOALS COME FROM

0 0 1 0

21

Paulo Jr

Vagenas

2 3 0 0

26 Velasquez

Gil

LAST YEAR (MLS): 5/7: RSL 1, CHV 0 (Johnson 87) 8/27: CHV 0, RSL 1 (Saborio 11)

F A 5 1 36 180

17 Wingert

Beckerman

20

AT SALT LAKE (9 meetings): Real 4 wins, 15 goals … Chivas USA 2 wins, 9 goals … Ties 3

REAL

ROSTERS REAL SALT LAKE 1 Eduardo Fernandez (GK) 2 Tony Beltran (DF) 3 Diogo de Almeida (DF) 4 Jamison Olave (DF) 5 Kyle Beckerman (MF) 6 Nat Borchers (DF) 7 Fabian Espindola (FW) 8 Will Johnson (MF) 11 Javier Morales (MF) 12 Emiliano Bonfigli (FW) 14 Yordany Alvarez (MF) 15 Alvaro Saborio (FW) 16 Nico Muniz (MF) 17 Chris Wingert (DF) 18 Nick Rimando (GK) 19 Enzo Martinez (MF) 20 Ned Grabavoy (MF) 21 Luis Gil (MF) 22 Jonny Steele (MF) 23 Paulo Araujo Jr. (FW) 24 Kyle Reynish (GK) 26 Sebastian Velasquez (MF) 27 Cody Arnoux (FW) 28 Chris Schuler (DF) 44 Leone Cruz (DF) 53 Terakazu Tanaka (DF)

CHIVAS USA Date Score (Gms since) 9/24/2011 CHV 3, TOR 0 8/06/2011 CHV 3, NE 2 3/17/2012 CHV 0, VAN 1 10/16/2011 CHV 0, LA 1 10/02/2011 CHV 1, PHI 1 9/24/2011 CHV 3, TOR 0 3/17/2012 CHV 0, VAN 1

(4) (6) (0) (0) (4) (5) (0)

TEAM LEADERS REAL G: 2 Espindola A: 1 Paulo Jr/Saborio SHT: 7 Espindola SOG: 5 Espindola FC: 6 Beckerman FS: 6 Velasquez OF: 3 Paulo Jr/ Espindola C: 1 3 players tied E: 0 CHIVAS USA G: 0 A: 0 SHT: 4 3 players tied SOG: 2 Townsend FC: 4 Courtois FS: 5 LaBrocca OF: 2 Romero C: 1 Minda E: 0

GOALSCORING RECORD GOALS SCORED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG RSL 2 0 0 1 1 0 5 2.50 CHV 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 GOALS ALLOWED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG RSL 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.50 CHV 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 1.00 GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 RSL 5 0 0 1 1 1 2 CHV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 GOALS ALLOWED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 RSL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 CHV 2 0 0 0 0 1 1


REAL SALT LAKE v CHIVAS USA

(March 24, Rio Tinto Stadium, 7 p.m. MT - MLS Game 23)

REAL SALT LAKE 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 1 Eduardo Fernandez GK 6-3 170 12/16/1992 Guadalajara, Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Tony Beltran DF 5-8 150 10/11/1987 Claremont, CA 2 2 0 0 80 69 0 3 3 Diogo de Almeida DF 6-0 175 01/02/1989 Piricicaba, Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Jamison Olave DF 6-3 210 04/21/1981 Medellin, Colombia 2 2 0 0 101 100 10 1 5 Kyle Beckerman MF 5-11 165 04/23/1982 Crofton, MD 2 2 0 0 271 243 24 33 6 Nat Borchers DF 6-2 175 04/13/1981 Tucson, AZ 0 0 0 0 202 201 8 4 7 Fabian Espindola FW 5-9 160 05/04/1985 Buenos Aires, Argentina 2 2 2 0 97 79 28 10 8 Will Johnson MF 5-10 155 01/21/1987 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 0 0 0 0 94 82 7 5 11 Javier Morales MF 5-9 165 01/10/1980 Buenos Aires, Argentina 2 0 1 0 100 92 18 34 12 Emiliano Bonfigli FW 5-10 148 02/23/1989 Bahia Blanca, Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 Yordany Alvarez MF 5-10 165 05/24/1985 Cienfuegos, Cuba 1 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 15 Alvaro Saborio FW 6-0 170 03/25/1982 San Carlos, Costa Rica 2 0 0 1 52 45 23 7 16 Nico Muniz MF 5-10 155 10/18/1992 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 Chris Wingert DF 5-10 170 06/16/1982 Babylon, NY 2 2 0 0 189 158 1 11 18 Nick Rimando GK 5-9 184 06/17/1979 Montclair, CA 2 2 0 0 290 290 0 6 19 Enzo Martinez MF 5-7 160 09/29/1990 Montevideo, Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 Ned Grabavoy MF 5-7 150 07/01/1983 Joliet, IL 2 2 0 0 164 119 8 17 21 Luis Gil MF 5-8 150 11/14/1993 Garden Grove, CA 2 2 1 0 27 16 3 0 22 Jonny Steele MF 6-0 180 02/07/1986 Larne, Northern Ireland 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 23 Paulo Junior FW 5-7 158 01/23/1989 Teresina, Brazil 2 2 0 1 16 7 2 5 24 Kyle Reynish GK 6-3 193 11/03/1983 Valencia, CA 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 26 Sebastian Velasquez MF 5-11 155 02/11/1991 Medillin, Colombia 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 27 Cody Arnoux FW 5-10 170 04/13/1988 Stony Brook, NY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 28 Chris Schuler DF 6-4 185 09/09/1987 St. Louis, MO 2 2 0 0 23 19 2 0 44 Leone Cruz DF 6-0 172 06/13/1987 Round Rock, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 Terakazu Tanaka DF 5-8 150 07/14/1985 Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HEAD  COACH  :  Jason Kreis

12/29/1972 W59 L50 T43

CHIVAS USA 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 00 Patrick McLain GK 6-3 205 08/22/1988 Eau Claire, WI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Dan Kennedy GK 6-1 200 07/22/1982 Fullerton, CA 2 2 0 0 50 48 0 0 2 Scott Gordon DF 6-4 190 04/06/1988 Boca Raton, FL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Heath Pearce DF 5-10 175 08/13/1984 Modesto, CA 2 2 0 0 66 63 0 10 4 Rauwshan McKenzie DF 6-1 185 11/19/1986 Hartford, CT 2 2 0 0 13 11 0 0 5 John Valencia DF 6-4 170 01/04/1980 Medellin, Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Peter Vagenas MF 5-8 157 02/06/1978 Pasadena, CA 2 2 0 0 222 195 14 27 7 James Riley DF 5-10 150 10/27/1982 Colorado Springs, CO 2 2 0 0 180 162 2 14 8 Oswaldo Minda MF 6-0 172 07/26/1983 Pasaje, Ecuador 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 9 Juan Pablo Angel FW 6-1 170 10/24/1975 Medellin, Colombia 1 1 0 0 134 127 68 15 10 Nick LaBrocca MF 5-10 165 12/04/1984 Staten Island, NY 2 2 0 0 125 117 13 12 11 Michael Lahoud DF 5-8 140 09/15/1986 Freetown, Sierra Leone 0 0 0 0 62 46 2 7 13 Ante Jazic DF 5-11 175 02/27/1976 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 2 2 0 0 108 105 0 12 14 Casey Townsend FW 5-11 161 07/07/1989 Traverse City, MI 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 14 Tristan Bowen FW 5-11 170 01/31/1991 Los Angeles, CA 0 0 0 0 21 10 2 2 15 Alejandro Moreno FW 5-10 170 07/08/1979 Barquisimeto, Venezuela 0 0 0 0 250 201 50 37 16 Laurent Courtois MF 5-8 154 09/11/1978 Lyon, France 2 2 0 0 13 5 1 0 17 Miller Bolanos MF 5-7 143 06/01/1990 Eloy Alfaro, Ecuador 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 Blair Gavin MF 6-0 165 01/08/1989 Louisville, KY 0 0 0 0 34 27 3 4 19 Jorge Villafana MF 5-9 150 09/16/1989 Anaheim, CA 0 0 0 0 52 39 5 1 21 Ben Zemanski MF 5-11 150 05/12/1988 Akron, OH 2 1 0 0 52 41 2 5 22 Ryan Smith MF 5-9 150 11/10/1986 London, England 2 1 0 0 34 28 4 7 26 Marvin Iraheta MF 5-9 155 05/31/1992 Depto de Cabanas, El Salvador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 Tim Melia GK 6-1 195 05/15/1986 Great River, NY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 Cesar Romero FW 5-10 175 08/02/1989 San Diego, CA 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 77 David Junior Lopes DF 6-3 174 07/19/1982 Maringa, Brazil 0 0 0 0 8 7 0 0 HEAD  COACH  :  Robin Fraser

12/17/1966 W8 L16 T12


REAL SALT LAKE vs CHIVAS USA RIO TINTO STADIUM, Sandy, Utah March 24, 2012 (WEEK 3, MLS Game #23) 7 p.m. MT (KUCW-30; PRIME) Real Salt Lake look to maintain their perfect record to start the new season when they meet Chivas USA on Saturday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real made it two wins from two games for the year in their home debut last weekend, a 2-0 win against the New York Red Bulls. Chivas are still looking for their points and first goal on the campaign, suffering a second consecutive 1-0 loss last weekend at home to Vancouver Whitecaps FC. REFEREE: Mark Kadlecik. SAR (bench): Anthony Vasoli; JAR (opposite): James Conlee; 4th: Michael Kennedy MLS Career: 15 games; FC/gm: 23.8; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 5; pens: 5 INJURY REPORT: REAL SALT LAKE – QUESTIONABLE: DF Nat Borchers (L quadriceps strain); MF Will Johnson (R adductor strain); PROBABLE: FW Álvaro Saborío (R knee internal injury) … CHIVAS USA – OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL); DF Michael Lahoud (R hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Juan Pablo Angel (head contusion); MF Laurent Courtois (L calf strain); PROBABLE: MF Blair Gavin (R hamstring strain); FW Alejandro Moreno (broken nose) INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: CHV: Jorge Villafaña (USA U-23) SUSPENDED: none HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (20 meetings): Real 7 wins, 22 goals … Chivas USA 9 wins, 29 goals … Ties 4 AT SALT LAKE (9 meetings): Real 4 wins, 15 goals … Chivas USA 2 wins, 9 goals … Ties 3 RETURN MATCHES: 6/16: Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m. PT; 9/29: Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m. PT LAST YEAR (MLS): 5/7: RSL 1, CHV 0 (Johnson 87) 8/27: CHV 0, RSL 1 (Saborio 11)  Real Salt Lake have a five-game unbeaten streak alive vs. Chivas USA. Since a 1-0 Chivas victory in Carson on May 9, 2009, RSL has four of the five meetings since (with one draw), including a pair of 1-0 victories last season.  Chivas USA have never won at Rio Tinto Stadium, with RSL winning three of the four meetings there all-time. But Chivas USA won on their final two trips to Rice-Eccles Stadium – and came away with points from their last four.  Coaches record: Jason Kreis vs. CHV: P11 W5 L5 D1 … Robin Fraser vs. RSL: P2 W0 L2 D0 REAL SALT LAKE Real Salt Lake made it two wins in a row to start the 2012 MLS season, making their home debut a happy one with a 20 win against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real are in a three-way tie atop the Western Conference with 6 points from 2 games. LAST MATCH  RSL broke through in the 39th minute. Paulo Junior flicked on a ball behind the New York back line and Fabian Espíndola gathered it in and advanced into the penalty area, where he placed a low strike underneath the legs of RBNY 'keeper Ryan Meara.  The home side doubled the margin in the 58th minute through some nice build-up along the left side. Rookie Sebastian Velasquez received a through ball into the area, and played it square to Espíndola. His shot went into Meara’s chest, but the rebound fell to Luis Gil, who blasted the rebound into the net.  Real head coach Jason Kreis made no changes to the team that kicked off the season with a 3-1 win against the LA Galaxy at The Home Depot Center.  REAL SALT LAKE (4-3-1-2): Nick Rimando - Tony Beltran, Chris Schuler, Jamison Olave, Chris Wingert – Ned Grabavoy, Kyle Beckerman, Sebastian Velasquez (Jonny Steele 84) - Luis Gil (Javier Morales 62) - Paulo Junior (Alvaro Saborio 62), Fabian Espindola. TEAM NEWS  Real Salt Lake continued their unbeaten streak in home openers, now 4-0-4 in their first home games of the year all-time, including a 3-0-1 mark in home openers at Rio Tinto Stadium.  Heading into the match, left back Tony Beltran was not expected to start, carrying a knee injury. But when replacement Terukazu Tanaka was suffering from the flu, Beltran maintained his place in the first XI.

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“Tony Beltran has stepped forward now in two games, another guy that’s been in a very fluid rotation, who knows that this year we’re going to need more,” said Kreis. “It was a special night for sure. I think that the guys put a pretty solid effort out there tonight, and I’m pretty pleased to walk away with the three points.” While Alvaro Saborio was healthy enough to come off the bench for a second consecutive match, Paulo Junior maintained his starting spot alongside Fabian Espíndola. “Paulo, who isn’t on the scoreboard for us yet this year, is just doing everything that’s asked,” said Kreis. “The amount of defensive work that he’s putting in is fantastic.” Javier Morales also came off the substitutes’ bench for a second consecutive match, with Luis Gil pulling the strings in attack. “I still think we need to improve on the number of players we are getting forward and involved in our attacks. We have some nice fluid movements to get the ball up to our forwards and we need more players to do that than just Luis Gil, and he was often times late in his running to support the forwards,” Kreis said. “We need to have two or three midfielders and always an outside back involved.” Espíndola scored for the second time in as many matches, both coming after long solo runs in behind the opposition defense. “I thought tonight he was a little less active than he was last week. I thought there were some spaces for both of our forwards to exploit, but I don’t they were doing quite as good of a job as they did last week with their movement,” Kreis said. “For Fabian to put in the 90 minutes of effort and then to move to the right side of the midfield at the end of the game is a big sacrifice and a big commitment for a guy that runs as much as he does.”

CHIVAS USA Chivas USA suffered a second consecutive home defeat to start the new season, again falling by a 1-0 scoreline, this time to Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday evening at The Home Depot Center. Chivas USA sit at the foot of the Western Conference, the only team in the division without a point on the season. LAST MATCH  The game's lone goal came in the 68th minute. From a corner kick, Camilo fired in a service that found the head of a completely unmarked Jay DeMerit, who dove to head it past Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy for his first career MLS goal.  Chivas USA head coach Robin Fraser made two changes to the team that fell 1-0 to the Houston Dynamo at The Home Depot Center. Ryan Smith came in for Ben Zemanski in the midfield, and Casey Townsend started up top in place of Juan Pablo Angel.  CHIVAS USA (4-2-3-1): Dan Kennedy - James Riley, Heath Pearce, Rauwshan McKenzie, Ante Jazic - Peter Vagenas (Ben Zemanski 74), Oswaldo Minda - Ryan Smith (Miller Bolanos 62), Nick LaBrocca, Laurent Courtois - Casey Townsend (Cesar Romero 62). TEAM NEWS  Chivas USA have opened the season with back-to-back losses for a third consecutive season.  “This one could be summed up pretty quickly in that I thought we weren’t aggressive enough to take advantage of space that was provided to us,” Chivas USA manager Robin Fraser said. “Vancouver’s game plan was clear, they were going to absorb pressure and look to counterattack. Given the time and space that we had, I just didn’t feel that we were aggressive enough in finding ways to go to goal and ultimately making ourselves goal dangerous.”  With Juan Pablo Ángel held out of the match due to precautionary measures following a head contusion, rookie Casey Townsend was given the start up top.  "He had a decent day; it's all still new to him, the pace and everything about it," Fraser said. "I thought he had some bright moments and some moments where he looked young, but it's certainly important for him to get the experience."  Fraser said Angel will likely be available for selection this weekend, as Chivas look to score for the first time this season in league play.  “It’s something that we need to address and we need to obviously look at. To score goals, we need to really want to score goals,” Fraser said. “I just thought that there were too many times (vs. Vancouver) where we had opportunities where with an aggressive move, we might have been able to create a dangerous opportunity and we weren’t aggressive enough.”  Newly signed defender Scott Gordon was an unused substitute Saturday, just hours after signing with Chivas. He played for the NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 2011, making 19 appearances, after failing to catch on with FC Dallas, who selected him in the third round of the SuperDraft.  “Scott came to Portland with us for the preseason tournament and did extremely well as a right back and has experience playing center back as well,” Fraser said. “He’s a player that adds some depth and versatility to us.”

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2012 REAL SALT LAKE STATISTICS (2-0-0, 6 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 7 F Fabian Espindola 21 M Luis Gil 11 M Javier Morales 23 F Paulo Junior 15 F Alvaro Saborio 14 M Yordany Alvarez 5 M Kyle Beckerman 2 D Tony Beltran 20 M Ned Grabavoy 4 D Jamison Olave 18 G Nick Rimando 28 D Chris Schuler 22 M Jonny Steele 26 M Sebastian Velasquez 17 D Chris Wingert 27 F Cody Arnoux 12 F Emiliano Bonfigli 6 D Nat Borchers 44 D Leone Cruz 3 D Diogo de Almeida 1 G Eduardo Fernandez 8 M Will Johnson 19 M Enzo Martinez 16 M Nico Muniz 24 G Kyle Reynish 53 D Terakazu Tanaka Own-goals received Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GS 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MIN 180 129 51 129 51 1 180 180 180 180 180 180 6 173 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

G 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1

A 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 7 3 1 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SOG 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 2 1 0 2 1 0 6 1 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FS 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 3 2 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OFF 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 1

23 26

8 8

21 22

22 21

6 5

7 15

3 3

0 0

SV 7 7 4

GA 1 1 5

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Javier Morales 1, Fabian Espindola 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Paulo Junior 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None REAL SALT LAKE INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP 18 G Nick Rimando 2 Team totals 2 Opponent totals 2

GS 2 2 2

MIN 180 180 180

SHTS 8 8 8

GAA 0.50 0.50 2.50

PG 0 0 0

PA 0 0 0

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Real Salt Lake statistics listed here.

W 2 2 0

L 0 0 2

T 0 0 0

SO 1 1 0


2012 CHIVAS USA STATISTICS (0-2-0, 0 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 9 F Juan Pablo Angel 17 M Miller Bolanos 16 M Laurent Courtois 13 D Ante Jazic 1 G Dan Kennedy 10 M Nick LaBrocca 4 D Rauwshan McKenzie 8 M Oswaldo Minda 3 D Heath Pearce 7 D James Riley 58 F Cesar Romero 22 M Ryan Smith 14 F Casey Townsend 6 M Peter Vagenas 21 M Ben Zemanski 14 F Tristan Bowen 18 M Blair Gavin 2 D Scott Gordon 26 M Marvin Iraheta 11 D Michael Lahoud 77 D David Junior Lopes 00 G Patrick McLain 28 G Tim Melia 15 F Alejandro Moreno 5 D John Valencia 19 M Jorge Villafana Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

GS 1 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

MIN 90 28 155 180 180 167 180 180 180 180 59 87 75 133 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 180 180

GP 2 2 2

GS 2 2 2

MIN 180 180 180

G 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

SHT 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 24

SV 9 9 7

GA 2 2 0

SOG 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 11

FC 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 3 0 2 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 31

GAA 1.00 1.00 0.00

PG 0 0 0

FS 0 1 2 2 0 5 1 2 2 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 19

OFF 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9

CK 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 9

C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

GAME-WINNING GOALS: None GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None CHIVAS USA INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER 1 G Dan Kennedy Team totals Opponent totals

SHTS 11 11 7

PA 0 0 0

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Chivas USA statistics listed here.

W 0 0 2

L 2 2 0

T 0 0 0

SO 0 0 2

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


REAL SALT LAKE 2012 SCHEDULE DAY DATE Sat. Mar.

OPPONENT 10 at Los Angeles

RESULT W 3-1

ATT. 27,000

Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. Sat. Thu. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

17 24 31 4 7 14 21 25 28 5 9 12 26 16 20 23 30 4 7 14 18 21 27 4 11 18 24 1 6 22 29 6 27

W 2-0

16,738

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 1-0-0 T1 3 RSL: own goal (73) Morales (80) Espindola (85); LA: Buddle (71) 2-0-0 T1 6 RSL: Espindola (39) Gil (58)

ATT. 14,464 7,723

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 0-1-0 T6 0 HOU: Hainault (92+) 0-2-0 T8 0 VAN: DeMerit (68)

Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May June June June June July July July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct.

New York Chivas USA at Portland Montreal Colorado at Sporting KC at San Jose at FC Dallas Toronto FC New England at Chicago at Seattle FC Dallas at Chivas USA Los Angeles San Jose at Columbus Seattle Portland at San Jose at Seattle Colorado Vancouver at Colorado at Vancouver FC Dallas at Philadelphia D.C. United at Houston Portland at Chivas USA at Los Angeles Vancouver

CHIVAS USA 2012 SCHEDULE DAY Sun. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sat. Sun.

DATE Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May May June June June July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

11 17 24 1 7 14 21 28 4 13 19 23 26 16 20 23 7 18 21 28 12 18 25 29 2 8 15 19 23 29 3 7 20 28

OPPONENT RESULT Houston L 0-1 Vancouver L 0-1 at Real Salt Lake Sporting KC at Portland at Toronto FC Philadelphia at Colorado Chicago at San Jose Los Angeles at New York Seattle Real Salt Lake Montreal at FC Dallas Vancouver Portland at Los Angeles at Portland Los Angeles at Colorado Seattle at New England at San Jose at Seattle San Jose at Columbus at D.C. United Real Salt Lake at Vancouver FC Dallas Colorado at FC Dallas


REAL SALT LAKE INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

Goals 3 03/10/2012

at

LA

W 3-1

Shots 10 03/17/2012

Assists 1 03/10/2012 1 03/17/2012

at LA vs. NY

W 3-1 W 2-0

Shots on Goal 4 03/10/2012 4 03/17/2012

Goals 1 Fabian Espindola 1 Javier Morales 1 Fabian Espindola 1 Luis Gil

03/10/2012 03/10/2012 03/17/2012 03/17/2012

at at vs. vs.

Assists 1 Alvaro Saborio 1 Paulo Junior

03/10/2012 03/17/2012

at LA vs. NY

W 3-1 W 2-0

Shots 13 03/10/2012

Shots 4 Fabian Espindola

03/10/2012

at

LA

W 3-1

Shots on Goal 4 03/10/2012 4 03/17/2012

Shots on Goal 3 Fabian Espindola

03/17/2012

vs. NY

W 2-0

Fouls Committed 3 Kyle Beckerman 3 Kyle Beckerman Fouls Suffered 3 Kyle Beckerman 3 Sebastian Velasquez 3 Sebastian Velasquez Offside 3 Paulo Junior Saves 4 Nick Rimando Shots Faced 4 Nick Rimando 4 Nick Rimando Goals Allowed 1 Nick Rimando

03/10/2012 03/17/2012

03/10/2012 03/10/2012 03/17/2012

03/10/2012

03/17/2012

03/10/2012 03/17/2012

03/10/2012

LA LA NY NY

at LA vs. NY

at LA at LA vs. NY

at

LA

vs. NY

at LA vs. NY

at

LA

W W W W

3-1 3-1 2-0 2-0

W 3-1 W 2-0

W 3-1 W 3-1 W 2-0

W 3-1

W 2-0

W 3-1 W 2-0

03/11/2012 03/17/2012

at LA vs. NY

W 3-1 W 2-0

Fouls Committed 11 03/17/2012 vs. NY Fouls Suffered 14 03/10/2012

at

LA

vs. HOU vs. VAN

L 0-1 L 0-1

W 2-0

Offside 4 03/10/2012

at

LA

W 3-1

Saves 4 03/17/2012

vs. NY

W 2-0

Shots Faced 4 03/10/2012 4 03/17/2012

at LA vs. NY

W 3-1 W 2-0

Goals Allowed 1 03/10/2012

at

W 3-1

Shots 11 03/17/2012

vs. VAN

vs. VAN

Fouls Committed 12 03/11/2012 vs. HOU

Fouls Committed 2 5 times

Fouls Suffered 17 03/17/2012 vs. VAN

LA

W 3-1

Fouls Suffered 8 03/17/2012 vs. NY

W 2-0

Corner Kicks 2 03/10/2012

at

LA

W 3-1

Offside 2 03/17/2012

vs. NY

W 2-0

Saves 3 03/10/2012

at

LA

W 3-1

Shots Faced 4 03/10/2012 4 03/17/2012

at LA vs. NY

W 3-1 W 2-0

W 3-1

vs. NY

LA

Fouls Committed 10 03/10/2012 at

W 3-1 W 2-0

W 2-0

Corner Kicks 5 03/17/2012

Shots on Goal 5 03/17/2012

03/17/2012

W 3-1

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

Shots on Goal 1 7 times

Fouls Suffered 4 Nick LaBrocca

LA

at LA vs. NY

W 2-0

W 3-1

CHIVAS USA INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012) Shots 4 Juan Pablo Angel 4 Laurent Courtois

at

vs. NY

vs. VAN

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012) Shots 7 03/11/2012

vs. HOU

L 0-1

Shots on Goal 2 03/11/2012

vs. HOU

L 0-1

L 0-1

Fouls Committed 7 03/17/2012 vs. VAN

L 0-1

L 0-1

Fouls Suffered 14 03/11/2012

L 0-1

L 0-1

vs. HOU

L 0-1

L 0-1 Corner Kicks 4 03/17/2012

vs. VAN

L 0-1

Corner Kicks 2 03/11/2012

vs. HOU

L 0-1

0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1

Offside 2 03/11/2012 2 03/17/2012

vs. HOU vs. VAN

L 0-1 L 0-1

Offside 2 03/11/2012 2 03/17/2012

vs. HOU vs. VAN

L 0-1 L 0-1

vs. HOU

L 0-1

Saves 8 03/11/2012

vs. HOU

L 0-1

Saves 1 03/17/2012

vs. VAN

L 0-1

03/11/2012

vs. HOU

L 0-1

Shots Faced 9 03/11/2012

vs. HOU

L 0-1

Shots Faced 2 03/17/2012

vs. VAN

L 0-1

03/11/2012 03/17/2012

vs. HOU vs. VAN

L 0-1 L 0-1

Goals Allowed 1 03/11/2012 1 03/17/2012

vs. HOU vs. VAN

L 0-1 L 0-1

Offside 1 Cesar Romero 1 Peter Vagenas 1 Nick LaBrocca 1 Cesar Romero

03/11/2012 03/11/2012 03/17/2012 03/17/2012

vs. vs. vs. vs.

Saves 8 Dan Kennedy

03/11/2012

Shots Faced 9 Dan Kennedy Goals Allowed 1 Dan Kennedy 1 Dan Kennedy

HOU HOU VAN VAN

L L L L


2011 REAL SALT LAKE VS. CHIVAS USA (2-0-0) UNF 8 15 6 26 10 5 2 7 21 20 11 4 18 3 28 77 17

POS MID FWD DEF MID MID MID DEF FWD MID MID MID DEF GK DEF DEF MID DEF

PLAYER Will Johnson Alvaro Saborio Nat Borchers Collen Warner Arturo Alvarez Kyle Beckerman Tony Beltran Fabian Espindola Luis Gil Ned Grabavoy Javier Morales Jamison Olave Nick Rimando Robbie Russell Chris Schuler Andy Williams Chris Wingert ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1

GS 2 2 2 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 1

MIN 180 180 114 25 68 180 90 155 85 90 45 180 180 144 58 50 90

G 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 3 8 1 0 4 2 0 5 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 1

SOG 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

FC 2 3 2 0 1 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2

FS 0 7 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1

OFF 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

CK 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0

C 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

2 0

2 0

32 16

13 5

23 19

19 23

15 4

10 4

1 2

1 2

0 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Alvaro Saborio 1, Will Johnson 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Collen Warner 1, Nat Borchers 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 18 GK Nick Rimando ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 5

SV 5

GA 0

GAA 0.00

PG 0

PA 0

W 2

L 0

T 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

5 13

5 11

0 2

0.00 1.00

0 0

0 0

2 0

0 2

0 0

SO O'TIME 2 0-0-0 2 0

0-0-0 0-0-0

2011 CHIVAS USA VS. REAL SALT LAKE (0-2-0) UNF 9 2 17 16 7 19 18 13 1 10 77 6 23 15 3 8 4 20 21

POS PLAYER FWD*Juan Pablo Angel DEF Andrew Boyens FWD Justin Braun MID Laurent Courtois MID Simon Elliott FWD Jorge Flores MID Blair Gavin DEF Ante Jazic GK Dan Kennedy MID Nick LaBrocca DEF David Junior Lopes MID Francisco Mendoza FWD Marcos Mondaini FWD Alejandro Moreno D/M Heath Pearce DEF Mariano Trujillo DEF Michael Umana DEF Zarek Valentin MID Ben Zemanski ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1

GS 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 1

MIN 90 25 33 29 162 147 90 180 180 178 90 2 56 163 151 62 45 90 90

G 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 4 0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

SOG 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 0 4 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0

FS 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 3 0 2 1 0 2 5 1 1 2 0 0

OFF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

0 2

0 2

16 32

5 13

19 23

23 19

4 15

4 10

2 1

2 1

0 0

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 13

SV 11

GA 2

GAA 1.00

PG 0

PA 0

W 0

L 2

T 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

13 5

11 5

2 0

1.00 0.00

0 0

0 0

0 2

2 0

0 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: None GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 1 GK Dan Kennedy ----------Team totals Opponent totals

SO O'TIME 0 0-0-0 0 2

0-0-0 0-0-0


CHIVAS USA VS. REAL SALT LAKE ALL-TIME REGULAR-SEASON RESULTS Chivas USA 9 wins, 29 goals Real 7 wins, 22 goals Ties 4 05/07/2005 05/18/2005 07/09/2005 08/06/2005

CHV RSL CHV RSL

1 2 5 2

vs vs vs vs

RSL CHV RSL CHV

0 0 1 1

(HD) (RE) (HD) (RE)

04/02/2006 07/04/2006 07/26/2006 10/15/2006

CHV RSL RSL CHV

3 0 3 1

vs vs vs vs

RSL CHV CHV RSL

0 0 3 1

(HD) (RE) (RE) (HD)

04/21/2007 08/26/2007 10/06/2007

CHV 4 vs RSL 0 CHV 1 vs RSL 0 CHV 3 at RSL 2

(HD) (HD) (RE)

04/05/2008 06/14/2008 09/20/2008

CHV 3 vs RSL 1 RSL 1 at CHV 0 CHV 1 at RSL 0

(HD) (HD) (RE)

05/09/2009 08/26/2009

CHV 1 vs RSL 0 RSL 4 vs CHV 0

(HD) (RT)

05/22/2010 07/24/2010

RSL 2 at CHV 1 RSL 1 vs CHV 1

(HD) (RT)

05/07/2011 08/27/2011

RSL 1 vs CHV 0 RSL 1 at CHV 0

(RT) (HD)

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Real Salt Lake 1 2 OT Tot. 8 14 0 22 108 155 0 263 43 60 0 103 120 103 0 223 42 26 0 68 26 40 0 66

Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

Chivas USA 1 2 OT Tot. 14 15 0 29 116 119 0 235 43 57 0 100 151 121 0 272 25 23 0 48 33 38 0 71

GOALS SCORED IN 15-MINUTE INTERVALS:

RSL CHV

1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 1 1 6 4 5 5 4 6 4 7 3 5

OT 0 0

Total 22 29

CAREER COACHING RECORDS: Jason Kreis vs. CHV Robin Fraser vs. RSL

5-5-1 (1.45 pts./game) 0-2-0 (0.00 pts./game)

ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS:

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

4 3 40 13 21 30

Real Salt Lake Robbie Findley Kyle Beckerman Andy Williams Andy Williams Andy Williams Andy Williams

4 6 31 13 23 16

Chivas USA Ante Razov Sacha Kljestan Ante Razov Ante Razov Sacha Kljestan Kljestan/Marsch

Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

5 4 4 33 11

Nick Nick Nick Nick Nick

7 3 4 32 9

Brad Guzan Dan Kennedy Brad Guzan Brad Guzan Brad Guzan

MLS CUP PLAYOFFS 11/01/2008 11/08/2008

RSL 1 vs CHV 0 CHV 2 vs RSL 2

(RT) (HD)

Rimando Rimando Rimando Rimando Rimando

ALL-TIME SERIES GAME HIGHS: Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered Saves Goals Allowed

2 2 11 4 4 7

Real Salt Lake Robbie Findley (8/26/09) Jeff Cunningham (7/26/06) Andy Williams (8/6/05) Andy Williams (8/6/05) 3 players tied Andy Williams (8/6/05)

6 Countess/Rimando 5 D.J. Countess (7/9/05)

2 2 8 4 6 5

Chivas USA 3 players tied 6 players tied Ante Razov (4/2/06) Ante Razov (4/2/06) Sacha Kljestan (8/26/07) Martins/Bornstein

10 Brad Guzan (8/6/05) 3 Burpo/Parker

2012 W-L-T BREAKDOWNS:

At Halftime: Leading Tied Trailing First Goal: Scored Allowed Goals Scored: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 or more Goals Allowed: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 goals

REAL SALT LAKE W-L-T Streak (started)

W-L-T

CHIVAS USA Streak (started)

1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0

1 Ws (3/17/2012) 1 Ws (3/10/2012) 5 Ls (7/30/2011)

0-0-0 0-2-0 0-0-0

3 Ws (7/23/2011) 4 Ls (10/16/2011 1 Ts (9/21/2011)

1-0-0 1-0-0

1 Ws (3/17/2012) 1 Ws (3/10/2012)

0-0-0 0-2-0

3 Ws (7/23/2011) 4 Ls (10/16/2011

0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0

1 1 3 3 10

Ts Ts Ws Ws Ws

(10/14/2011 (10/22/2011 (9/3/2011) (8/6/2011) (8/9/2006)

0-2-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

6 1 1 3 3

Ls Ls Ts Ws Ws

(8/24/2011) (10/22/2011 (9/21/2011) (7/23/2011) (6/3/2006)

1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

1 1 5 3 10

Ws Ws Ls Ls Ls

(3/17/2012) (3/10/2012) (5/28/2011) (8/20/2011) (7/9/2005)

0-0-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

1 3 2 4 11

Ws Ls Ts Ls Ls

(9/24/2011) (10/16/2011 (8/20/2011) (6/25/2011) (5/22/2005)


REAL SALT LAKE CAREER STATISTICS VS. CHIVAS USA (7-9-4) PLAYER Robbie Findley Andy Williams Fabian Espindola Jeff Cunningham Jason Kreis Chris Brown Clint Mathis Alvaro Saborio Carey Talley Chris Wingert Pablo Campos Kenny Deuchar Ned Grabavoy Will Johnson Jafet Soto Seth Trembly Kyle Beckerman Javier Morales Nat Borchers Jordan Cila Chris Klein Chris Lancos Collen Warner Freddy Adu Nelson Akwari Jean-Marc Alexandre Arturo Alvarez Mehdi Ballouchy Matt Behncke Tony Beltran Nikolas Besagno Paul Broome Matias Cordoba D.J. Countess Raphael Cox Kenny Cutler Brian Dunseth Rachid El Khalifi Leslie Fitzpatrick Willis Forko Scott Garlick Luis Gil Nelson Gonzalez Atiba Harris Ryan Johnson Ian Joy Brian Kamler Jean-Martial Kipre Cameron Knowles Ritchie Kotschau Dema Kovalenko Matias Mantilla Yura Movsisyan Kevin Novak Tino Nunez Leighton O'Brien Jamison Olave Rusty Pierce Eddie Pope Nick Rimando Marlon Rojas Robbie Russell Chris Schuler Chris Seitz Dipsy Selolwane Douglas Sequeira Jack Stewart Daniel Torres Dante Washington Jamie Watson Evan Whitfield Joey Worthen Team totals Opponent totals

GP 8 18 9 5 8 8 7 4 7 10 3 3 4 6 1 3 11 7 9 2 5 3 1 1 5 1 2 5 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 4 3 1 2 5 4 1 1 7 1 2 4 1 1 2 2 3 5 3 1 2 8 2 8 10 1 5 1 2 3 3 2 2 1 4 1 1 20 20

GS 5 12 6 5 7 5 5 4 7 9 2 2 2 6 0 3 11 7 9 2 5 2 0 1 3 0 1 4 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 2 3 1 1 5 4 1 0 4 0 2 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 0 0 8 2 8 10 1 4 0 2 0 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 20 20

MIN 435 1088 486 446 642 503 376 352 604 832 151 190 220 540 22 247 884 585 744 129 450 157 25 90 338 66 68 388 63 360 90 90 62 352 67 207 252 53 117 428 360 85 1 324 17 155 292 90 90 180 180 198 249 202 10 68 720 180 675 900 90 332 58 180 43 264 162 180 13 90 59 8 1800 1800

G 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 29

A 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 30

SHT 12 40 11 15 21 8 4 14 5 3 6 4 3 13 2 5 12 16 2 1 14 2 0 2 1 0 4 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 263 235

GOALKEEPER Brian Kamler Nick Rimando Scott Garlick D.J. Countess Chris Seitz ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 10 4 4 2

MIN 8 900 360 352 180

SHTS 0 45 22 24 9

SV 0 33 15 16 5

GAA 0.00 1.10 1.75 1.79 2.00

PG 0 0 0 2 0

20 20

1800 1800

100 103

69 77

1.45 1.10

2 1

G 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 29

A 2 0 1 1 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 30

SHT 11 10 14 4 13 22 16 3 2 0 2 0 0 263 235

CURRENT REAL SALT LAKE PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. CHIVAS USA (7-9-4) PLAYER Fabian Espindola Ned Grabavoy Alvaro Saborio Chris Wingert Will Johnson Kyle Beckerman Javier Morales Nat Borchers Tony Beltran Luis Gil Jamison Olave Nick Rimando Chris Schuler Team totals Opponent totals

GP 9 12 4 12 6 19 7 13 4 1 8 12 1 20 20

GS 6 5 4 10 6 19 7 13 4 1 8 12 0 20 20

MIN 486 554 352 927 540 1585 585 1104 360 85 720 1080 58 1800 1800

GOALKEEPER Nick Rimando ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 12

MIN 1080

SHTS 51

SV 38

GAA 0.92

PG 0

20 20

1800 1800

100 103

69 77

1.45 1.10

2 1


CHIVAS USA CAREER STATISTICS VS. REAL SALT LAKE (9-7-4) PLAYER Ante Razov Maykel Galindo Matt Taylor Hector Cuadros John Cunliffe Alecko Eskandarian Paulo Nagamura Sacha Kljestan Jesse Marsch Claudio Suarez Antonio Martinez Jonathan Bornstein Justin Braun Juan Pablo Garcia Atiba Harris Jesus Padilla Isaac Romo Arturo Torres Brent Whitfield Francisco Mendoza Alex Zotinca Laurent Merlin Juan Francisco Palencia Ramon Ramirez Marcelo Saragosa Raphael Wicky Juan Pablo Angel Esteban Arias Armando Begines Milton Blanco Carlos Borja Andrew Boyens Bobby Burling Preston Burpo Chukwudi Chijindu Laurent Courtois Jim Curtin Dario Delgado Maicon Santos Eric Ebert Simon Elliott Rodolfo Espinoza Blair Gavin Francisco Gomez Amado Guevara Brad Guzan Drew Helm Ezra Hendrickson Jason Hernandez Ante Jazic Dan Kennedy Nick LaBrocca Michael Lahoud Eduardo Lillingston Alfonso Loera David Junior Lopes Rodrigo Lopez Jose Macotelo Giancarlo Maldonado Thiago Martins Marcos Mondaini Alejandro Moreno Ramon Nunez Jesus Ochoa Lance Parker Heath Pearce Orlando Perez Chris Pozniak Tim Regan Douglas Sequeira Bojan Stepanovic Ryan Suarez Carey Talley Shavar Thomas Zach Thornton Mariano Trujillo Michael Umana Zarek Valentin Lawson Vaughn Sasha Victorine Jorge Villafana Ben Zemanski

GP 8 5 3 3 3 2 8 12 12 7 2 12 6 3 4 3 3 2 2 15 2 1 3 4 2 2 1 2 4 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 3 2 1 10 3 4 6 4 5 2 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 8 1 4 3 2 2 4 4 3 6 3 1 3 2 2 3

GS 8 2 1 3 1 1 8 12 11 7 2 12 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 14 2 1 3 4 2 0 1 2 4 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 1 3 1 1 10 1 4 4 4 5 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 3 1 4 3 1 2 4 4 3 4 3 1 3 0 2 2

MIN 646 231 134 270 114 98 699 1080 946 630 180 990 282 241 212 188 144 101 119 1183 160 84 270 339 180 66 90 89 360 11 98 25 90 180 13 29 180 180 153 10 162 90 270 98 90 900 73 360 378 360 450 178 99 73 202 90 12 36 82 251 56 163 91 95 45 151 365 80 359 270 77 172 360 360 225 377 225 90 270 62 147 225

G 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 31 5 7 9 5 4 6 17 4 3 6 5 8 5 4 6 7 1 1 13 0 2 7 4 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 2 4 1 4 0 0 6 0 1 0 3 0 5 0 0 1 0 1 7 1 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 5 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 2

Team totals Opponent totals

20 20

20 20

GOALKEEPER Dan Kennedy Brad Guzan Zach Thornton Preston Burpo Lance Parker ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 5 10 3 2 1

MIN 450 900 225 180 45

20 20

1800 1800

1800 1800

29 22

30 23

235 263

SHTS 29 43 12 13 6

SV 24 32 8 10 3

GAA 0.80 0.90 1.20 1.50 6.00

PG 0 1 0 0 0

103 100

77 69

1.10 1.45

1 2

CURRENT CHIVAS USA PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. REAL SALT LAKE (9-7-4) PLAYER Juan Pablo Angel Alejandro Moreno Nick LaBrocca Peter Vagenas Heath Pearce James Riley Ryan Smith Tristan Bowen Laurent Courtois Blair Gavin Ante Jazic Dan Kennedy Michael Lahoud David Junior Lopes Jorge Villafana Ben Zemanski Team totals Opponent totals

GP 8 13 10 12 5 11 2 1 1 3 5 5 2 1 2 3 20 20

GS 8 11 10 11 5 8 2 1 0 3 5 5 2 1 2 2 20 20

GOALKEEPER Dan Kennedy ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 5

MIN 450

20 20

1800 1800

MIN 691 1009 898 848 421 778 179 72 29 270 450 450 99 90 147 225 1800 1800

G 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 22

A 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 23

SHT 33 19 13 6 2 4 6 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 3 2 235 263

SHTS 29

SV 24

GAA 0.80

PG 0

103 100

77 69

1.10 1.45

1 2


REAL SALT LAKE v CD CHIVAS USA SATURDAY MARCH 24 2012

7:00PM MT RIO TINTO STADIUM

SANDY, UT

REAL SALT LAKE v CD CHIVAS USA SATURDAY MARCH 24 2012

7:00PM MT RIO TINTO STADIUM

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RSL PROBABLE STARTERS v CHV

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RSL v CHV BROADCAST INFO

RADIO (SPANISH): 102.3 FM / 1600 AM w/ Nelson Moran & Fernando Hortal

RSL INJURY REPORT OUT: n/a DOUBTFUL: n/a QUESTIONABLE: DF Nat Borchers (L quadriceps strain), MF Will Johnson (R adductor strain) PROBABLE: DF Tony Beltran (R knee contusion), FW Álvaro Saborío (R knee internal injury)

EVENING OUT THE ALL-HISTORY v CHIVAS:

While RSL enters Saturday’s affair against Chivas USA trailing 7-9-4 in the all-time regular season series, most of that damage was inflicted in the early years of the rivalry, as the Claret-and-Cobalt are undefeated in their last five contests against the Goats (4-0-1) dating back to 2009 ... In those last five games between the teams, RSL has outscored Chivas 9-2, with three clean sheets ... RSL is 4-2-3 all-time against Chivas USA on Utah soil, including last year’s 1-0 win (Johnson 87) on May 7 that was infamously marred by a horrific ankle injury suffered by MF Javier Morales that kept the RSL playmaker sidelined for the next five months ... The Utah side would also post a favorable 1-0 result in the second meeting of the season on August 27, FW Álvaro Saborío’s 11th minute goal holding up despite RSL having to play a man down for the final 66 minutes due to a Nat Borchers ejection at The Home Depot Center ... RSL won the lone postseason series between the teams, 3-2 on aggregate, in 2008 ...

FAMILIAR FOES INVADE RIO TINTO STADIUM:

Led by former RSL assistant coach Robin Fraser, now in his 2nd year at the Chivas USA helm, the “Goats” also travel a pair of recent RSL players - DF Rauwshan McKenzie and GK Tim Melia - who called Utah home in the 2010 and 2011 MLS seasons ... RSL declined options on both McKenzie and Melia following the 2011 seasons, each being picked up by Fraser, an RSL assistant coach from 2007-10 ... Following invitations to training camp, both McKenzie - who spent 2 years in Kansas City prior to his 2 years with RSL - and Melia were signed to contracts by Chivas in February ...

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TV: CW30 w/ Bill Riley & Brian Dunseth RADIO (ENGLISH): ESPN700 w/ Spencer Warne & Trey Fitz-Gerald (pre-game show kicks off at 6:00p MT)

SANDY, UT

7 ESPINDOLA

SCHULER

18

5

21

RIMANDO

BECKERMAN

GIL

4 OLAVE

20 2

23 PAULO JUNIOR

GRABAVOY

BELTRAN

RSL THREATENING BEST-EVER START:

Should RSL emerge victorious Saturday against 2005 expansion brethren Chivas USA, the team would improve to 3-0-0 on the 2012 campaign, placing it within one game of the club’s best-ever start: 2011, 4-0-0 MLS and 2-1-2 CCL, prior to dropping back-to-back games in the CCL final 2nd leg and the first-ever road trip at Portland ... RSL travels to Portland next Saturday, March 31, still searching for its first-ever win against the Timbers (01-1 in 2011) ...

RSL HOME OPENER HISTORY:

Last Saturday’s 2012 Home-opening “First Kick” for RSL - the earliest in team history - was the organization’s eighth, the team never losing, now posting a 4-0-4 mark with last week’s 2-0 W v NY ... Last weekend’s victory over the Red Bulls came in the Utah side’s fourth season opener at Rio Tinto Stadium; the all-time list: RSL All-Time Record in Home Openers (4-0-4): 4/16/05 Colorado W 1-0 RSL: Dunseth (81) 4/15/06 New York T 1-1 RSL: Kreis (89) 4/07/07 FC Dallas T 2-2 RSL: Cunningham (29,51) 3/29/08 Chicago T 1-1 RSL: own goal (71) 4/02/09 Columbus W 4-1 RSL: Findley (2,29,62) Beckerman (67) 4/10/10 Seattle T 2-2 RSL: Johnson (53) Saborio (90) 3/26/11 Los Angeles W 4-1 RSL: Williams(2) Morales(10,41) Paulo Jr.(68) 3/17/12 New York W 2-0 RSL: Espindola (39) Gil (58)

HOME OF THE ELEVATED HEART RATE:

RSL kicked off an early-season homestand that sees Rio Tinto Stadium host 4 out of 5 games with last week’s 2-0 win v NY ... Following this week’s Chivas match, RSL heads to Portland for a quick road game before back-toback home tilts against Montreal (Wed., April 4) and the first of three 2012 Rocky Mountain Cup games against Colorado (Sat., April 7) ... The win v NY improved RSL to 49-7-17 in its last 73 home games since the beginning of 2008, Jason Kreis’ first full season at the helm ... In that span, RSL has outscored opponents by 93 goals (145-52), with a 39-515 reg. season mark (120/43), 5-1-0 CCL record (15/5), 3-1-1 playoffs (5/2) and 2-0-1 int’l exhibition (5/2) ...


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FANTASTIC FABIAN FOREBODING FINDLEY:

FW Fabian Espindola scored his 28th career regularseason goal last week v NY, providing the game-winner in the 2-0 home win against the Red Bulls ... That strike leaves Fabi - recipient of a new 4-year contract this offseason - just one goal shy of matching former RSL FW Robbie Findley’s 29 career goals for the club’s alltime lead ... Saborio is not far behind, with 23 career goals in 52 games, nearly half as many all-time games played as Findley (96) and Espindola (97) ... Espindola has increased his goal output each year with RSL, sharing time with Findley, Yura Movsisyan, Paulo Junior and Saborio, primarily ... With both Saborio and Espindola notching 10 goals last season, RSL boasted a pair of double-digit scorers for the first time in its seven-year history … RSL’s single-season double-digit scoring list: SINGLE-SEASON GOALS – RSL YEAR PLAYER GP 2011 Alvaro Saborio 23 Fabian Espindola 27 2010 Alvaro Saborio 27 2009 Robbie Findley 27 2006 Jeff Cunningham 31

GOALS 11 10 12 12 16

LUXURY TO BRING DPs OFF BENCH: Last week vs New two of the team’s hour, as MF Javier substitute duty for

York, RSL boss Jason Kreis brought icons off the bench in the final 1/2 Morales and FW Alvaro Saborio saw the second consecutive week ...

Similar to the season-opener in LA, Morales and Saborio entered for MF Luis Gil and FW Paulo Junior ... Morales did not score against NY as he had on March 10 at LA, but held the ball and dictated tempo as RSL bled out the game with its 2-0 lead upon his entry in the 63rd minute for Gil, who had just iced the RSL scoresheet with a 58th-minute rebound for his 3rd career strike (and 2nd career goal vs NY) ... Saborio - who tallied an assist in his relief appearance at LA - had few opportunities against NY, but did log a 90-minute performance on Tuesday in the RSL reserves’ 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City, as the Costa Rican international - and provider of 34 goals in 2010 and 2011 for RSL in all competitions - returns to full fitness following knee surgery in November ...

HOME DEPOT CENTER HEROICS IN WEEK 1:

Just minutes after MF Javier Morales and FW Alvaro Saborio came on field in the 67th minute, RSL surrendered an Edson Buddle header to go down 0-1 on the road at LA last week ... However, it was the rookie - surprise MF starter Sebastian Velasquez, a Colombian-born 21year old from Spartanburg Methodist Junior College (So. Carolina) whose service from the wing was deflected into the Galaxy net by Sean Franklin for the equalizing own goal ... In the span of 12 minutes, that OG was followed up by Morales’ first goal of the year, slamming home a ball served into the box by MF Ned Grabavoy, along with the Espindola back-breaker ...

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COMEBACK / MULTI-GOAL ROAD HISTORY:

The dramatics described above led RSL to only its 20th MLS regular-season road win in its now 8-season history, along with the franchise’s first-ever comeback road win by multiple goals ... In eight of the 20 road wins, RSL has won by multiple goals, including 3x at LA against the Galaxy: ALL-TIME RSL REG-SEASON ROAD WINS by MULTIPLE GOALS

5/13/06 7/14/06 8/09/06 6/13/09 3/27/10 4/09/11 9/21/11 3/10/12

@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @

LA NE COL LA SJ NE NY LA

W W W W W W W W

3-0 3-1 4-1 2-0 3-0 2-0 3-1 3-1

In only four of those 20 road wins has RSL conceded the first goal and come back for victory: 8/16/06 9/01/07 9/27/08 3/10/12

@ @ @ @

CLB LA SJ LA

W W W W

2-1 2-1 3-2 3-1

RSL: Klein (75) Talley (90) RSL: Findley (67) Pope (71) RSL: Movsisyan(3,49) Morales (59) RSL:OG(72)Morales(79) Espindola (84)

RSL BACK IN CONCACAF, THANKS TO LA:

With Los Angeles’ 2011 MLS Western Conference Semifinal win over NY, RSL Nation was disappointed to not be able to host the West Final … However, the Los Angeles victory did benefit RSL by allowing Jason Kreis’ club to secure passage to the 2012/13 CONCACAF Champions League tourney, by virtue of the Galaxy’s “duplicate” spots between the 2011 Supporters’ Shield berth and its trip - and eventual win - in MLS Cup ... Duplicate berths fall to the next best regular-season finisher, and with Seattle – last year’s #2 overall seed – already owning a 2012/13 spot thanks to its U.S. Open Cup title, RSL is next in line as the overall MLS #3 seed … This Fall’s CCL tourney will be played under a new format, as all 24 teams go directly into group play, with only the 8 winners who emerge from a 3-team, 4-game group stage advancing to the Championship round ... Despite recent disappointments in the current CCL iterations, fellow Western powers Los Angeles and Seattle will be joined this fall in the next CONCACAF tourney by RSL and Houston, which qualified as a 2011 MLS Cup participant ...

DOWNLOAD 2012 RSL MEDIA GUIDE HERE: For more in-depth player profiles, stats and club history, please visit: http://pressbox.mlssoccer.com/ content/2012-club-media-guides


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LONGEST-TENURED CORE IN MLS HISTORY:

The Kreis/Lagerwey “Team is the Star” mantra has long been lauded for its simple, unselfish approach that has redefined the culture of an organization and enabled a small-market club to compete annually with DP-laden payrolls ... The philosophy that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts is perfectly epitomized by the fact that TEN players return this year, with the 2012 MLS season marking the group’s fifth or sixth campaign in Claret & Cobalt ... The list: Player GK Kyle Reynish GK Nick Rimando DF Chris Wingert MF Kyle Beckerman MF Javier Morales FW Fabian Espindola DF Tony Beltran DF Nat Borchers DF Jamison Olave MF Will Johnson

Acquisition Date Jan., 2007 Feb. 2007 June, 2007 July, 2007 August, 2007 August, 2007 Jan., 2008 Feb., 2008 March, 2008 July, 2008

RSL GP 5 145 124 123 100 97 58 119 101 88

Back on 3/10 at LA, this group marked 5+ seasons together and set a new MLS record, breaking the current one held by New England, which saw 8 players compete together from the 2003-07 seasons ... That group was: Joe Franchino, Jay Heaps, Shalrie Joseph, Marshall Leonard, Pat Noonan, Steve Ralston, Matt Reis & Taylor Twellman ...

UNPRECEDENTED TURNOVER FOR KREIS:

The price of keeping that group together, however, came in the form of a massive offseason overhaul of the team’s depth, Kreis, Lagerwey and the RSL technical staff introducing 8 new faces to the 2012, the most since the 2007/08 offseason, the duo’s first in charge of the club ... Gone are GK Tim Melia (0 RSL games played), FW Chris Agorsor (1 gp), DF Blake Wagner (2 gp), DF Rauwshan McKenzie (11 gp, now signed with Chivas), MF Collen Warner (37 gp, selected by Montreal in expansion draft), MF Jean Alexandre (38 gp, traded to SJ) and DF Robbie Russell (78 gp, traded to D.C. United) ... The most notable absence from RSL’s locker room on Saturday will be that of MF Andy Williams, whose sevenyear tenure as an “RSL Original” came to end with his retirement in December, 2011 ... Williams played 14 years in MLS, bouncing from Columbus, to New England, to New York, to Miami and finally to Chicago in his first 7 seasons, the 1998 Jamaica World Cup veteran coming to RSL in November, 2004 as the club’s top selection in the expansion draft ... Williams went on to play a club-record 189 games for RSL (122 starts, second only to GK Nick Rimando), with 14 goals, 29 assists and one MLS Cup ring marking his time on the Wasatch Front ...

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IDENTIFYING NEW BLOOD, THE RSL WAY:

The RSL time for “Bomma” is not over, however, as Williams immediately accepted a position as the club’s Head Scout, working with Lagerwey, Kreis and the technical staff to identify players of all ages for RSL’s senior, academy and youth teams, including many of the new faces beginning their MLS and/or professional careers now ... Those players include: GK Lalo Fernandez (signed as Home Grown) DF Terukazu Tanaka (Discovery - Jan. 2012) DF Leone Cruz (via trade from SEA 1/17/12) DF Diogo de Almeida (MLS SuperDraft 2012) MF Jonny Steele (Discovery - Feb. 2012) MF Sebastian Velasquez (MLS SuperDraft 2012) MF Enzo Martinez (MLS SuperDraft 2012) FW Emiliano Bonfigli (MLS Supplemental Draft 2012)

VELASQUEZ A FIRST DURING KREIS ERA:

When rookie MF Sebastian Velasquez took the field for the starting whistle Saturday in LA, he became the only first-year player to receive a starting nod on Opening Day during Jason Kreis’ five full seasons as the RSL boss ... The last RSL rookie to start a season opener was current NY MF Medhi Ballouchy, who started in RSL’s 0-3 L at Chivas in 2006 ... Velasquez acquitted himself well in his “baptism-byfire” moment against the defending champs in LA last week, starting and playing 89 minutes on the left side of Kreis’ midfield diamond, his searching cross for FW Alvaro Saborio near post being knocked home for the equalizing own goal by LA DF Franklin to spark the RSL comeback ... Last week v NY, Velasquez started and played 86 minutes, once again creating a goal for RSL, as it was his interplay with Paulo Junior that led to his cross for Espindola, whose saved shot rebounded to Luis Gil for the 2-0 lead against the Red Bulls ...

SCHULER STEPS UP ONCE AGAIN, TOO:

Third-year RSL DF Chris Schuler again joined Velasquez in the starting lineup at LA and vs NY, the tall, athletic and tactically-solid center-back moving once again into prime candidacy to see significant minutes when RSL’s 2010 Best XI duo and perennial MLS DF of the Year center-backs Nat Borchers and Jamison Olave cannot play … Schuler’s first-ever MLS start came in September, 2010, at Qwest Field, with RSL earning a 0-0 draw before 36,000+ … That venue was also the site of his first-ever post-season start last year … Throughout the 2011 campaign, Schuler started 20 games and appeared in 25 in all competitions, scoring two goals – both game-winners – at New England and vs Philadelphia … As a rookie in 2010, Schuler also appeared in the team’s 1-2 aet Open Cup loss at D.C. United and started RSL’s 3-2 victory in CCL play at Panamanian club Arabe Unido … RSL has understandably struggled since RSL’s Cup-winning 2009 campaign, across all competitions, without the vaunted Borchers/ Olave combo, affectionately known as “Bor-Lave” ...


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The team’s record, with goals and goals against average: RSL CBs 2009-12 2011 only “Bor-Lave” 40-21-27 (80 / 0.92) 10-4-8 (22, 1.00) Other combos: 13-15-6 (51 / 1.51) 6-9-0 (19, 1.27)

AND THEN THERE WERE THREE:

Another third-year player, MF Luis Gil, was the third “young gun” to start each of the season’s first 2 games, playing 67 and 63 minutes in the attacking midfield role before giving way to Argentine sensation Javier Morales ... Gil displayed speed, athleticism, vision and attacking prowess, belying his 18-year old age and increasing professional experience in a year during which much is expected ... Gil will assume many of the minutes vacated by Wiliams’ retirement, as well as available time due to injuries suffered by Morales and MF Will Johnson ...

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SABORIO SPECIAL FOR RSL STRIKE FORCE:

RSL’s predatory striker Álvaro Saborío provided the late 1st-half game-winner in the highlight-reel 2011 playoff win at home vs. Seattle, marking the 12th GWG for Saborio in his now 66 RSL games in all competitions over the last two-plus seasons … When Saborío – the first DP in RSL’s seven-season history – finds the back of the net, Jason Kreis’ team is a dominating 20-3-5 in all competitions (the last loss coming in the 2011 West Final at LA, and the only loss prior to 9/24 at DC was the rain-soaked 4-5 loss at Cruz Azul), compared to the 13-14-14 mark when he plays and does not score, as well as RSL’s 7-3-4 record when Sabo is unavailable …

KYLE & JAVI SHOW RETURN FOR YEAR 6:

Another beneficiary of the changing midfield guard for RSL is actually a versatile veteran, one who has won two MLS Cups, joined Johnson as one of only two players to see action in all 12 of RSL’s 2010/11 CONCACAF matches and ended up being one of the heroes of last year’s dramatic postseason series vs Seattle ...

The longest and most devastating absence RSL saw last year involved MF Javier Morales, the team’s 2010 MVP and a 2010 MLS Best XI selection … Morales – out from May 7 to Sept. 28 due to the ankle fracture / dislocation suffered following a bad Marco Mondaini tackle against Chivas USA – made his sixth consecutive start and seventh consecutive appearance in last year’s playoff match at Seattle, playing 509 of RSL’s last 540 minutes, seeking to remove the rust from his form and get on the same page as his teammates during the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs …

Of course we are referencing MF Ned Grabavoy, who clinched the Sounders series thanks to his 88thminute dagger in Leg One that proved to be the serieswinning goal ... Grabavoy signed a new 4-year deal in the offseason that will keep the former Galaxy Cup ‘05 champion in the Claret-and-Cobalt …

When Morales and Beckerman – together for 96 games since arriving on the Wasatch Front in mid-2007 – saw the pitch together on Oct. 29 in the 3-0 home win vs SEA, it marked the first time in RSL’s last 29 games / 2745 minutes since Mondaini’s late first-half tackle shattered Morales’ ankle …

GRABAVOY GETS IT - FOR 4 MORE YEARS:

The former Indiana University champion was drafted by the Galaxy in 2004 and appeared in 33 MLS Playoff or reg. season games during his first two seasons with the club, including four consecutive starts on the road to winning MLS Cup 2005 with LA … Grabavoy’s goal at Rio Tinto Stadium against Seattle came on the six-year anniversary of his only other postseason goal, 10/29/05 for LA in a 1-1, seriesclinching draw against San Jose … Grabavoy was claimed off waivers by RSL from San Jose prior to the 2009 campaign, and since then has been a critical component to RSL’s three seasons of success, appearing in 90 reg. season, Playoff and CONCACAF matches – starting 54 – and coming up huge in all phases of the game …

DOWNLOAD 2012 RSL MEDIA GUIDE HERE: For more in-depth player profiles, stats and club history, please visit: http://pressbox.mlssoccer.com/ content/2012-club-media-guides

MORALES BACK IN THE SADDLE, (ALMOST): Argentine playmaker Javier Morales had played 116 games for RSL (93 MLS regular-season, 8 playoff, 3 Open Cup, 12 CCL) prior to his return last Sept. 28 vs. Chicago in a 30-minute substitute appearance …

His first of what would become six consecutive starts to wrap up the 2011 season came just 3 days later on Oct. 1 at Los Angeles, where he tallied the first of three assists in the six games since returning from the gruesome May 7 ankle injury suffered at home vs. Chivas five months ago … The maestro pulled the string with assists on each of RSL’s first two goals in its home playoff win last year against Seattle, with FW Alvaro Saborio finding the back of the net on both efforts in the 41’ and 56’ minutes in the eventual 3-0 win … Throughout the Playoffs, however, it was apparent that Morales - despite the brave face and commitment to return to action - was unable to bear the physical burden brought by three games in seven days, including a game on artificial turf and the SLC - SEA - SLC - LA travel demands ...


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MORALES PREPARING FOR 2012:

Doctors went back into Morales’ ankle in December to remove bone spurs in a procedure unrelated to the fracture dislocation suffered in May ... Due to his sixmonth recovery last year along with the rehab this winter, Morales suffered muscle fatigue and atrophy that have hampered him this preseason ... In week 1 at Los Angeles, Morales came on for the final 23 minutes and scored for the first time since coming back from the horrific injury, as he was absolutely buzzing around the field, signifying that he is close to finding the form that has made him a perennial MLS MVP candidate the last several years ... Morales’ last three goals have come against LA, including the brace he had in the home-opening 4-1 win against the Galaxy last March 26 ... Following last week’s 27-minute performance v NY, Morales was slated to start in Tuesday’s reserve match v Kansas City, but was called away to attend to his wife Noelia, who later that afternoon delivered a healthy baby boy, Mateo ... The Morales family now totals four, with young Santi Morales playing the older brother role ...

ALL-TIME RESULTS, WITHOUT JAVIER:

Since Javier Morales arrived on the Wasatch Front, RSL has played 51 MLS regular-season/playoff, CCL or Open Cup games without its playmaker, posting a 22-1614 overall mark (only 7-12-5 away from home) … Head Coach Jason Kreis’ team has gone 17-14-12 in MLS reg. season play, 0-0-1 Playoff, 3-0-0 in CONCACAF and 1-2-1 in Open Cup sans Javi … Since 2009, that record is 1813-11, scoring 2+ goals in only 20 of those 42 games ...

CAPTAIN KYLE, BACK IN ACTION:

RSL was ecstatic to welcome back its Captain, Kyle Beckerman, to the lineup during last season’s three Playoff games, after missing “KB5” for the final four games of the regular season due to either U.S. Men’s National Team duty or the 3-game suspension as a result of his 10’ red card received on Sept. 28 at home vs. Chicago on Sept. 28 … Playing a man down for 80 minutes after already conceding an 0-1 lead to the Fire, RSL suffered its worst home loss in the team’s seven-year history on that night, then proceeded to lose 10/1 @LA and 10/6 @VAN without Beckerman, before managing to secure one-point draws on 10/14 @COL – allowing Beckerman to become the only undefeated, 7-time Rocky Mountain Cup winner – and on 10/22 v POR … All told, RSL managed a 2-3-3 mark across MLS, CCL and Open Cup games not started by its Captain, who was forced in heartbreaking fashion to miss the second (home) leg of the 2010/11 CONCACAF Champions League Final vs. Monterrey back in April due to yellow card accumulation as well …

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ROAD WARRIORS SEEK 2012 TURNAROUND:

The win at Los Angeles on 3/10 in the team’s last reg.season road trip snapped RSL’s winless away streak at four games, following the team’s three-game road win streak from Aug. 27-Sept. 21, matching the franchise high set back in August, 2006 … Once the worst road team in the history of MLS, Real Salt Lake has recently stepped up on the road when competition is fiercest, winning critical postseason matches (2-4-0, with two shootout wins) on the road and performing well away from home (1-2-3, with one loss at Saprissa still winning series) in hostile CONCACAF Champions League territory … A recent advent of road success places the squad’s all-time MLS regular season road mark at 20-63-27 (.298; 103 GF / 183 GA) following the 110th road contest in League play on March 10 at LA …

ADDITIONAL ROAD-WEARY NUMBERS:

Since Kreis took over, RSL’s MLS road mark is 16-3922, with the new team mark of five road wins last year exceeding the four achieved in 2010, and more than doubling the two earned in each of the 2007-09 seasons … Last year’s 5-8-4 road mark was good for 19 points, matching the 2010 team-record total (4-4-7 in 2010) … Starting back on Aug. 13 at Toronto, and factoring in the new Oct. 6 date north of the border, the Claret-andCobalt played 9 of its final 13 regular season contests – and 5 of the last 7 – away from the friendly confines of Rio Tinto Stadium … “RSL Nation” was unable to scratch Canada off the list of places its beloved Claret-andCobalt have never won (Texas, Canada, Philadelphia, Portland) …

YET ANOTHER FINAL DURING KREIS ERA:

Since the 2008 campaign – the first full season under head coach Jason Kreis and GM Garth Lagerwey – Real Salt Lake has advanced to five so-called “finals” of either the conference, League or continental variety … They are: Year Final Result 2008 West Final vs New York L, 0-1 2009 East Final @ Chicago T, 0-0 (5-4 PKs) MLS Cup vs Los Angeles T, 1-1 (5-4 PKs) 2010 -2011 CCL Final v Monterrey T, 2-2 / L, 0-1 West Final @ Los Angeles L, 1-3 RSL has never won a “final” game in regulation, officially posting an 0-3-3 mark since each of the club’s PK shootout victories are recorded as ties … In both of the 0-1 losses (2008 v NY, 2011 v Monterrey), RSL dictated the pace and tempo of the game, out-shooting the opponent and testing the woodwork, but ultimately could not score to lift hardware before its home fans …


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RSL INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (ALL-TIME) INCLUDES GAMES OF March 17, 2012 (active players in claret) GAMES PLAY / START Andy Williams Nick Rimando Chris Wingert Kyle Beckerman Nat Borchers Jamison Olave Javier Morales Fabian Espindola Robbie Findley Will Johnson

GP 189 145 124 123 119 101 99 97 96 88

GS 122 145 114 119 119 100 93 79 59 81

MINUTES PLAYED Nick Rimando Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Nat Borchers Chris Wingert Jamison Olave Javier Morales Will Johnson Fabian Espindola Tony Beltran

MIN 12995 11536 10639 10509 10245 8766 7956 7358 6545 6290

GOALS Robbie Findley Fabian Espindola Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham Javier Morales Jason Kreis Yura Movsisyan Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Jamison Olave

GP GOALS 96 29 97 28 52 23 38 19 100 18 58 17 53 15 189 14 123 13 101 10

GAME-WINNING GOALS Robbie Findley Javier Morales Alvaro Saborio Fabian Espindola Kyle Beckerman Jeff Cunningham Andy Williams Jason Kreis 6 players tied with 2

GP 96 100 52 97 123 38 189 58

ASSISTS Javier Morales Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Robbie Findley Jeff Cunningham Clint Mathis Fabian Espindola Chris Klein Jason Kreis Robbie Russell Carey Talley Chris Wingert

GP ASTS 100 34 189 29 123 17 96 13 38 11 66 11 97 10 43 9 58 9 78 9 60 9 124 9

GWG 9 9 9 8 4 4 4 3

GAME-WINNING ASSISTS GP Kyle Beckerman 123 Javier Morales 100 Robbie Findley 96 Andy Williams 189 Fabian Espindola 97 Clint Mathis 66 Robbie Russell 78 Jeff Cunningham 38 5 players tied with 2

GWA 10 7 5 5 4 4 4 3

HAT TRICKS Robbie Findley

GP 96

HATS 1

MULTI-GOAL GAMES Jeff Cunningham Alvaro Saborio Robbie Findley Javier Morales Fabian Espindola Yura Movsisyan Kyle Beckerman Chris Brown Atiba Harris Jason Kreis

GP 38 52 96 100 97 53 123 60 43 58

2+ G GM 5 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1

PENALTY-KICK GOALS Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham Jason Kreis Robbie Findley Carey Talley Freddy Adu Alecko Eskandarian Fabian Espindola Will Johnson Dema Kovalenko Javier Morales Andy Williams

GP 52 38 58 96 60 11 17 97 88 22 100 189

PKG 5 5 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

SHOTS / SOG Andy Williams Fabian Espindola Kyle Beckerman Robbie Findley Javier Morales Will Johnson Yura Movsisyan Jason Kreis Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham

GP 189 96 122 96 99 88 53 58 51 38

SHT 232 188 169 157 145 144 143 132 117 94

SOG 83 94 67 69 69 59 65 57 46 52


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RSL INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (ALL-TIME) INCLUDES GAMES OF March 17, 2012 (active players in claret) FOULS COMMITTED Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Javier Morales Chris Wingert Jamison Olave Fabian Espindola Carey Talley Atiba Harris Nat Borchers Mehdi Ballouchy

GP 189 123 100 124 101 97 60 43 119 46

FC 198 164 132 131 128 122 95 92 86 82

FOULS SUFFERED Andy Williams Javier Morales Kyle Beckerman Fabian Espindola Will Johnson Carey Talley Robbie Findley Ned Grabavoy Chris Wingert Mehdi Ballouchy

GP 189 100 123 97 88 60 96 70 124 46

FS 269 221 130 100 95 91 85 79 76 75

CAUTIONS (YELLOWS) Kyle Beckerman Jamison Olave Andy Williams Will Johnson Chris Wingert Fabian Espindola Javier Morales Nat Borchers Clint Mathis Carey Talley

GP 123 101 189 88 124 97 100 119 66 60

CAUT 30 26 21 19 19 18 17 14 14 14

EJECTIONS (RED CARDS) Jamison Olave Andy Williams Nat Borchers Fabian Espindola Clint Mathis 20 players tied with 1

GP 101 189 119 97 66

EJECT 4 3 2 2 2

CORNER KICKS Javier Morales Andy Williams Chris Klein Kyle Beckerman Clint Mathis

GP 100 189 43 123 66

CK 355 225 76 59 52

OFFSIDES Fabian Espindola Robbie Findley Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham Jason Kreis

GP 97 96 52 38 58

OFF 97 60 59 45 44

GAMES PLAYED IN GOAL GP Nick Rimando 145 Scott Garlick 31 D.J. Countess 27 Jay Nolly 7 Chris Seitz 7 Kyle Reynish 5 Brian Kamler 1 MIN PLAYED IN GOAL Nick Rimando Scott Garlick D.J. Countess Chris Seitz Jay Nolly Kyle Reynish Brian Kamler

GS 145 31 27 6 7 4 0

MIN 12995 2745 2422 630 585 415 8

GOALS AGAINST AVG.

PLAYER GP MIN SHTS SVS GA GAA W-L-T SHO Nick Rimando 145 12995 655 495 160 1.12 57-48-40 52

WINNING PCT Nick Rimando

GP WON LOST TIED PCT 145 57 48 40 .531

WINS Nick Rimando Scott Garlick D.J. Countess Kyle Reynish Jay Nolly Chris Seitz

GP WON 145 57 31 10 27 4 5 1 7 1 7 1

LOSSES Nick Rimando D.J. Countess Scott Garlick Jay Nolly Chris Seitz

GP LOST 145 48 27 19 31 12 7 4 7 4

SAVES Nick Rimando D.J. Countess Scott Garlick Jay Nolly Chris Seitz Kyle Reynish

GP 145 27 31 7 7 5

SHUTOUTS Nick Rimando D.J. Countess Scott Garlick Kyle Reynish Chris Seitz

GP SHO 145 52 27 4 31 4 5 2 7 1

SAVES PERCENTAGE Nick Rimando

GP 145

SVS 495 112 108 41 19 14

SAVES SOG PCT 495 681 72.7


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TONY BELTRAN

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 12/16/92 HOMETOWN: El Paso, TX ACQUIRED: Signed as Home Grown Player, 1/11/12 LAST CLUB: C.A. Penarol (Uruguay) PRONOUNCIATION: LAW-lo LAST GAME: yet to appear in an RSL league or reserve match

HEIGHT: 5-8 WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 10/11/87 HOMETOWN: Claremont, CA ACQUIRED: PRONOUNCIATION: BELL - trann LAST SEASON: Played 28 games (23 starts) in all competitions, scoring one goal, adding one assist LAST MLS GOAL: yet to score in 80 career MLS games LAST MLS ASSIST: 03/19/11 @ SJ (64’) - 22 games ago LAST GAME: 03/17/12 - start/90’ in 2-0 W v NY

Real Salt Lake’s eye towards the future was bolstered in February with the signing of promising goalkeeper Lalo Fernandez as the club’s third-ever Homegrown Player. The addition of Fernandez marks the second dip into the Homegrown Player well by Real Salt Lake in less than a year, following on the heels of fellow RSL-Arizona Academy product Nico Muñiz (Sept. 2011) and Donny Toia (May 2011).

After playing the second-most minutes of his career in 2011, Tony Beltran again showed why he belongs in the discussion with the best outside backs in Major League Soccer. For the second time in his career the 24-year-old made more than 20 starts and helped solidify a back line that was depleted by injuries all season long – until he unfortunately suffered one of his own, limiting his minutes in the final two months of the season.

The 19-year-old Fernandez has kept busy over the last year-and-a-half, helping the RSL-Arizona Under-18 squad begin its first season in U.S. Soccer Development Academy in October 2010 and going 5-3-3 (1.00 GAA, 4 shutouts) in 11 appearances through the spring of 2011. After initially agreeing to play collegiately at the University of Wisconsin, Fernandez tacked course and tested the international waters, first spending a training stint with Mexican first division side Atlas – based in his birthplace of Guadalajara – before signing with Uruguayan power C.A. Peñarol last August.

While his staunch 1-v-1 defending continued to be rock solid, the cerebral and supremely fit Beltran has also provided more consistency when jumping into the attack, his flying runs up either flank ending with dangerous service into the area more often than during his previous two seasons of play. It can’t be long until Beltran sheds the status of one of the most underrated outside defenders in Major League Soccer, but, until then, the RSL braintrust will be more than happy to unleash the mature-beyond-his-years winger upon opponents that may underestimate the UCLA product’s considerable talent and tenacity.

The 6-foot-3, 165-pound Fernandez has been involved in the Youth National Team set-ups of both the United States and Mexico, playing for the Mexican Under-17s and training with the U.S. Under-20s last November. The El Paso, Texas, native’s goalkeeping skills run in the family, as his father, enjoyed a career as a professional netminder in Mexico.

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DIOGO DE ALMEIDA

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 175 DOB: 1/2/89 HOMETOWN: Piricicaba, Brazil ACQUIRED: 2012 MLS SuperDraft PRONOUNCIATION: dee - OH -go DAY al - MAY - duh LAST SEASON: Played 22 games (all starts) in goal for D.C. United, registering five shutouts and a 1.68 goals-against average LAST GAME: 03/20/12 - start/90’ in 1-1 T v KC (reserves)

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JAMISON OLAVE

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 210 DOB: 4/21/81 HOMETOWN: Medellin, Colombia ACQUIRED: March, 2008 PRONOUNCIATION: HAW-miss-son oh-LAW-vay LAST SEASON: Played 31 games (all starts) in all competitions, scoring 3 goals, adding 1 assist and named MLS Best XI LAST MLS GOAL: 07/23/11 v SJ (83’) - 10 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 7/4/11 v NE (83’) - 12 games ago LAST MLS GAME: 03/17/12 - start/90’ in 2-0 W v NY

Real Salt Lake’s search for a naturally left-footed fit on its back line may very well have come to an end with its selection of SMU product Diogo de Almeida back in January. Other outside back options were on the board towards the start of the second round, RSL was enamored with the athletic de Almeida’s size and speed, not to mention his technical ability, which was no surprise after his progression from forward to midfielder to defender during his first three years with the Mustangs. While RSL will not expect the 23-year-old to fill in minutes right away, the Brazilian’s progress throughout the year will prove vital to the planned wing-back rotation system that could prove crucial to the Utah side’s late-season success.

It seemed to take a couple of years for MLS fans and pundits to fully appreciate the depth of talent that RSL center back Jamison Olave possessed. However, now that he’s a known commodity, the RSL center back can’t seem to stop the plaudits coming his way, the ultra-athletic center back garnering spots on the MLS Best XI and MLS All-Star teams for a second consecutive season in 2011. He began the year by not only displaying his usual defensive prowess, but also securing himself an even bigger spot in RSL lore courtesy of some offense, as it was his goal at Deportivo Saprissa that would swing the CONCACAF Champions League Semifinal series the Utah side’s way. While RSL fans loved seeing “The Verb” represent the Claret-and-Cobalt against Manchester United in the All-Star Game once again, they were also left holding their collective breath after a sliding tackle sidelined him with an MCL sprain in his left knee. Success, it appeared, might come at a price. However, Olave would return after missing only a month, using his unique blend of size and closing speed – in addition to a growing sense of comfort with the ball at his feet – to keep opposing forwards on lockdown. Olave would again suffer from injury, this time a quadriceps strain, during the 2011 postseason, but the 2012 preseason sees the Colombian fit as a fiddle and ready to lead the RSL backline to more impressive and historic numbers – more specifically the ones in the “W” and “SO” columns. And, speaking of numbers, the 30-year-old Olave will hit a nice round one the next time he sees the field, as his next appearance on the fiels will mark his 100th in MLS regular season play.


REAL SALT LAKE v CD CHIVAS USA SATURDAY MARCH 24 2012

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KYLE BECKERMAN

7:00PM MT RIO TINTO STADIUM

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-11 WEIGHT: 165 DOB: 4/23/82 HOMETOWN: Crofton, MD ACQUIRED: Trade with Colorado for Mehdi Ballouchy on 6/17/07 LAST SEASON: Played 36 games (34 starts) as Captain, scoring 3 goals & 9 assists (6 game-winners), earning USMNT call-ups and All-Star consideration LAST MLS GOAL: 09/3/11 v PHI (18’) - 5 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 09/17/11 v KC (54’) - 3 games ago LAST GAME: 03/17/12 - start/90’ in 2-0 W v NY Many players start to think about the next stage of their careers after a dozen seasons in the pros, the portion involving final contracts, farewell tours and the like. However, most players aren’t like Kyle Beckerman, whose 12th season only propelled him towards bigger heights both with his club and for his country, as 2011 saw the RSL captain go from a perennial MLS All-Star and part-time U.S. Men’s National Team performer to a legitimate league MVP candidate and First XI stalwart for Jurgen Klinsmann’s USA squad. Beckerman’s ability to step up his game in the absence of main playmaker Javier Morales showed both on and off the stat sheet, his increased leadership role on the field during an adversityfilled 2011 proving just as crucial as his career-best nine assists (including six game-winning helpers) across regular season play. The 29-year-old Beckerman is hitting his peak as he enters 2012, a year in which he’ll likely leap into the league’s all-time top 20 in games played and started while also playing an integral role for the US Men’s National Team as it begins its qualifying journey for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals in Brazil. While an offseason adductor strain might have slowed RSL’s heart-and-soul down temporarily, Beckerman should be ready to set the tone for the Claretand-Cobalt right out of the gates in what he hopes is a lucky 13th season in MLS.

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FABIAN ESPINDOLA

FORWARD

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SANDY, UT

NAT BORCHERS

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 175 DOB: 4/13/81 HOMETOWN: Pueblo, CO ACQUIRED: Feb. 2008 PRONOUNCIATION: NATT LAST SEASON: Played team-high 37 games (all starts), scoring 4 goals & 1 assist as MLS DF of the Year Finalist LAST MLS GOAL: 9/17/11 v KC (54’) - 6 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 05/7/11 v CHV (87’) - 24 games ago LAST GAME: 03/20/12 - start/65’ in 1-1 T v KC (reserves) Ever since he crashed the Colorado Rapids roster as an undrafted camp invitee back in 2003, Nat Borchers has been tough to take off the roster sheet … make that nearly impossible to take off. While missing four of 34 regular season games like Borchers did in 2011 wouldn’t be noteworthy for most players, for the “Ironman of MLS” it was more than a bit out of the ordinary. And even with that said, Borchers’ 30 starts last season allowed him to become the only player across Major League Soccer with at least 29 starts in each of the last four years. Death … Taxes … Borchers, indeed. The big story for Real Salt Lake as it approaches its season opener in Los Angeles might just be if the three-time RSL Defender of the Year winner will be in Jason Kreis’ First XI. The right quadriceps strain the 30-year-old backline staple suffered in last October’s postseason opener against Seattle has forced a cautious approach during this year’s preseason camp, but Borchers vows to be ready to go for rematch of the Western Conference Championship … a game the ever-steady center back would have certainly been a difference-maker in had he been able to give it a go.

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WILL JOHNSON

HEIGHT: 5-9 WEIGHT: 160 DOB: 5/4/85 HOMETOWN: Buenos Aires, Argentina ACQUIRED: 8/07 PRONOUNCIATION: fah - bee - AHN ess - PEEN - doh - lah LAST SEASON: Played 34 games (32 starts) in all competitions, scoring career-high 11 goals & 5 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 3/17/12 v NY (39’) - ACTIVE

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 1/21/87 HOMETOWN: Woodridge, IL ACQUIRED: July, 2008 PRONOUNCIATION: LAST SEASON: Played 33 games (30 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals & 2 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 07/04/11 v NE (24’) - 14 games ago

LAST MLS ASSIST: 10/22/11 v. POR (46+’) - 2 games ago LAST GAME: 3/17/12 - start/90’/GOAL in 2-0 W v NY

LAST MLS ASSIST: 07/9/11 v DAL (94+) - 13 games ago LAST GAME: 03/20/12 - start/45’ in 1-1 T v KC (reserves)

MIDFIELDER

Seemingly overshadowed by other forwards every since he joined Real Salt Lake five years ago, the attention turned Fabian Espíndola’s way in 2011 seemed to increase. Then again, everything involving Espíndola seemed to be ratcheted up a notch last season – his focus, an already-high energy-level and even his notoriety across the league all received noticeable bumps. However, the most important thing the fiery Argentine increased last year was his production, as Espíndola knocked home a career-best 10 goals in league play and added a goal and two assists during RSL’s CONCACAF Champions League run that allowed to Utahns to continue their historic path to the tourney’s finals.

Will Johnson was a busy guy in 2011, but when you’re depended upon to be a stalwart for both your club and country, well, that just goes with the territory. But with Johnson possessing one of – if not the best – motors in all of Major League Soccer, the industrious 25-year-old not only has the stamina to handle the added workload, but the pride and character to relish it. He also has the history to prove he can handle the added miles as well, playing at least 2,000 minutes and in at least 25 regular season contests for the Claretand-Cobalt in each of his first three full seasons … and that’s not counting the additional wear-and-tear (and pressure) endured during Cup competitions.

It’s easy to forget that Espíndola was a part of the massive rebuilding process that Jason Kreis began midway through 2007; and yet, at the same time, it seems hard to think about RSL without the passion and grit of the 26-year-old forward. Re-signing Espíndola was priority #1 for Real Salt Lake this past offseason, and when two sides were able to agree to a four-year pact you could almost hear an audible sigh of relief from Claret-and-Cobalt fans near and far. With his regular up-top running mate, Álvaro Saborío, a question mark for the start of the campaign, the scoring burden will likely fall to Espíndola – then again, that’s something the confident striker will likely pick up as well.

With another round of World Cup qualifying in store for his Canadian National Team and another run in the CONCACAF Champions League on the docket for Real Salt Lake, it’s going to be another chock full calendar in 2012 for Johnson, who will again be depended upon to man the left side of RSL’s midfield diamond. While a procedure to correct a sports hernia issue might slow Johnson down for the first few weeks of the season, the RSL faithful can rest assured his odometer will start spinning furiously sooner rather than later.


REAL SALT LAKE v CD CHIVAS USA SATURDAY MARCH 24 2012

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JAVIER MORALES

7:00PM MT RIO TINTO STADIUM

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-9 WEIGHT: 165 DOB: 1/10/80 HOMETOWN: Buenos Aires, Argentina ACQUIRED: 8/07 PRONOUNCIATION: HAW-vee-err LAST SEASON: Played 16 games (15 starts) in all competitions, scoring 5 goals & 4 assists in injury-shortened campaign LAST MLS GOAL: 3/10/12 @ LA (80’) - 1 game ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 10/1/11 @ LA (45’) - 5 games ago LAST GAME: 3/17/12 - sub/final 27’ in 2-0 W v NY Perhaps no player in Major League Soccer was poised to have a better 2011 than Javier Morales. From the get-go, the Argentine midfield maestro was pulling the strings for a Real Salt Lake side on the cusp of international glory, his infectious attitude, quiet leadership and abundant skill helping a pioneering club earn plaudits from every corner of America’s soccer landscape. So while RSL’s disappointment at the end of its CONCACAF Champions League run in late April was a tough blow for the squad, it’s quite telling that the result’s effect on the team’s season paled in comparison to the loss of Morales to an ankle injury just 10 days after the stinging defeat. It is also telling that, during a stretch of two weeks when clumsy challenges like the one Morales suffered from felled some of MLS’ other brightest attacking talents, RSL’s playmaker vowed to come back before season’s end. Anyone who saw the incident must have thought Morales’ thoughts were wishful thinking at best, but they also weren’t witness to the hard work he put in day after day. While the air was sucked out of the building that day, Morales knew it wasn’t sucked out of the season, and he wanted to make sure he could help the squad finish the challenge it had laid down at the start of the year – add hardware to the trophy case.

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SANDY, UT

EMILIANO BONFIGLI

FORWARD

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 4/15/88 HOMETOWN: Bahia Blanca, Argentina ACQUIRED: 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft PRONOUNCIATION: bone-FIGG-lee LAST GAME: 3/20/12 - sub/45’ in 1-1 T v KC (reserves)

Five years ago, Real Salt Lake brought a young Argentinean striker into its side by the name of Fabian Espíndola … and now the Utah side is hoping it has unearthed a similar talent in his countryman, Emiliano Bonfigli. The lanky striker proved worth taking a flyer on in the MLS Supplemental Draft, the 23-year-old showing more than enough finishing prowess during RSL’s opening preseason camp to earn a spot on the team’s forward depth chart. With a congested schedule ahead, expect Bonfigli to be firmly in the mix for the “spot starter” role up top alongside fellow “young guns” Paulo Jr. and Cody Arnoux.

While that goal wouldn’t come to fruition, the comeback of Morales inspired not only his teammates, but the RSL faithful as well, who could not get enough updates on the status of “Javi” and when – not if – he would return to the field. While Morales was never back to 100% during the final six weeks of the season, he showed plenty enough to make it clear that he was closer than anyone, save himself, might have thought. But, perhaps more than anything, his comeback allowed everyone the opportunity to remember a different image of #11 at Rio Tinto Stadium in 2011 – the thunderous standing ovation he received upon entering the Sept. 28 match against Chicago in front of the largest crowd in the stadium’s history. 20,762 fans, all there to pay tribute to the heart-and-soul of RSL, to see the maestro pick up his baton once again. The start of the 2012 campaign sees Morales continuing to overcome injury, an offseason procedure to clean out bone spurs in his left foot and a right quad strain suffered during the preseason limiting him during the squad’s preparations for the upcoming season. But if 2011 proved anything, it’s that Morales will be able to overcome any challenge thrown at him … and likely sooner than anyone could imagine.

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YORDANY ALVAREZ

MIDFIELDER

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ALVARO SABORIO

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 165 DOB: 5/24/85 HOMETOWN: Cienfuegos, Cuba ACQUIRED: Sept. 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: jor-DONN-ee LAST SEASON: Played 5 games (4 starts) on loan from Orlando City, where he was named 2011 USL PRO MVP as championship-winner LAST MLS GOAL: yet to score in 6 games

HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 3/25/82 HOMETOWN: San Carlos, Costa Rica ACQUIRED: March 2010 PRONOUNCIATION: AL-vuh-ro sabb-oh-REE-oh LAST SEASON: Played 29 games (28 starts) in all competitions, scoring team-high 13 goals (incl. 5 game-winners) & 4 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 10/22/11 v. POR (46+’) - 2 games ago

LAST MLS ASSIST: yet to assist in 6 games LAST GAME: 3/20/12 - start/90’ in 1-1 T v KC (reserves)

LAST MLS ASSIST: 3/10/12 @ LA (85’) - 1 game ago LAST GAME: 3/17/12 - sub/final 27’ in 2-0 W v NY

When it came to taking advantage of an opportunity in 2011, nobody did it better than midfielder Yordany Alvarez, who parlayed his USL PRO League MVP performance for Orlando City S.C. into a quasi-starting gig last September shortly after joining Real Salt Lake on loan at the roster freeze deadline. The one-time Cuban international provided quality cover for Kyle Beckerman, whose suspensions and U.S. MNT call-ups across the last quarter of the season forced Alvarez onto the field for five contests. The 26-year-old performed well enough during the impromptu “trial by fire” that RSL sought to secure his services on a more permanent basis, and the Utah side did just that in February by coming to buyout terms with Orlando and locking up the holding midfielder via a new three-year deal. With Beckerman again slated to pull double-duty for club and country during much of 2012, fans can expect to see Alvarez back in the Starting XI mix on many more occasions.

FORWARD

As a forward there’s always pressure to perform, and in 2011 the pressure seemed to be both a blessing and a curse for Álvaro Saborío, who began the year with a new contract that heaped on the added weight of becoming Real Salt Lake’s first-ever “Designated Player” (though the title was more a technicality thanks to the transfer fees involved in obtaining his full rights). The roller-coaster season saw Saborío bag goals in bunches and in some critical moments, but also included some droughts and mountains of adversity on the national team front for his native Costa Rica. A part of that ebb-and-flow of output was due to injury, as Saborío rushed back from offseason knee surgery quickly in order to help keep his hot hand in the CONCACAF Champions League going from the prior fall. While he indeed helped carry the squad to the tournament’s finals, his production and availability would suffer in the months to follow, only to ratchet back up during a torrid stretch in mid-summer. When the dust settled, “Sabo” had collected 16 goals across 32 games in all competitions, keeping pace with the 18 tallies in 36 contests the season prior. The wear-and-tear resulted in another surgery on his right knee immediately after the season, making his return to the line-up at the start of 2012 a question mark. However, the “Tico Terror” won’t be sidelined for long, as he has progressed strongly during the club’s preseason camps and is expected to be on the field and creating havoc for the opposition by April at the very latest.


REAL SALT LAKE v CD CHIVAS USA SATURDAY MARCH 24 2012

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NICO MUNIZ

7:00PM MT RIO TINTO STADIUM

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 10/18/92 HOMETOWN: Albuquerque, NM ACQUIRED: Signed as Home Grown player in Sept. 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: MOON-yees LAST GAME: 3/20/12 - sub/45’/ GOAL in 1-1 T v KC (reserves)

NICK RIMANDO

CHRIS WINGERT

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 5-11 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 6/16/82 HOMETOWN: Babylon, NY ACQUIRED: Trade with COL, 6/14/07 LAST SEASON: Played 29 games (28 starts) in all competitions, tallying one assist LAST MLS GOAL: 05/22/10 @ CHV - 42 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 08/26/09 v. CHV (85’) - 52 games ago LAST GAME: 3/17/12 - start/90’ in 2-0 W v NY

Real Salt Lake broke new ground last fall when it agreed to terms with Nico Muñiz, making the midfielder the first RSL-Arizona Academy member to jump straight to the “big club” from Casa Grande. While technically unable to perform for the MLS outfit until the new year, the now 19-year-old Muniz joined the first team in Utah upon the announcement in September, giving him a leg up on preparations for his first professional campaign with what amounted to a seven week “sneak peek.” Muñiz started three of his six appearances (346 min.) as a regular call-up for the RSL Reserves in 2011, and the Albuquerque native should expect to see his development continue largely through opportunities in MLS Reserve League fixtures during the 2012 campaign.

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SANDY, UT

GOALKEEPER

HEIGHT: 5-9 WEIGHT: 185 DOB: 6/17/79 HOMETOWN: Montclair, CA ACQUIRED: Trade with NY, March, 2007 LAST SEASON: Played 39 games (all starts) in all competitions in goal for RSL, with 16 wins and 15 shutouts and a 1.08 GAA LAST MLS WIN: 3/17/12 v NY - ACTIVE

The outside back position in RSL’s 4-4-2 system is perhaps one of the most challenging spots in Major League Soccer – to call them “defenders” is simply not doing them justice. The role requires players to have the physicality to defend one-on-one, the speed and stamina to make run after run up and down the flank to provide width in attack and the technical acumen to make things happen with the ball, be it by providing crosses into the area or quick combinations with the midfield. You have to be smart, disciplined and in ridiculously good shape … in other words, you almost have to be Chris Wingert. The 29-year-old Wingert will enter the 2012 season as RSL’s longest-tenured field player, beating out his former ex-Colorado teammate Kyle Beckerman for the honor by three days courtesy of their back-to-back trades in mid-July 2007. That longevity has not only shot him up the RSL all-time rankings in numerous categories, but it’s also allowed him to master the abilities necessary to thrive on the island that can sometimes be the outside back position in Jason Kreis’ preferred line-up. To protect against the wear-and-tear that saw nagging injuries effect the three-man rotation of Wingert, Tony Beltran and the departed Robbie Russell last season, the Claret-and-Cobalt will hope Wingert can mentor whichever two players emerge in the back-up battle out wide during preseason to increase the rotation to four by midseason. If there’s anyone up for the task of mentoring it would be Wingert, a locker room leader who also has the NSCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor from his Senior season at St. John’s in his back pocket.

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ENZO MARTINEZ

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 160 DOB: 9/29/90 HOMETOWN: Rock Hill, SC ACQUIRED: 2011 MLS SuperDraft, 17th overall pick, 1/15/12 PRONOUNCIATION: ENN-zoh LAST GAME: 3/20/12 - start/90’ in 1-1 T v NY (reserves)

LAST MLS SHUTOUT: 3/17/12 v NY - ACTIVE LAST GAME: 3/17/12 - start/90’/ 4 saves in 2-0 W v NY Nick Rimando would have been hard-pressed to duplicate the record-setting 2010 campaign he presided over between the posts for Real Salt Lake, but his 2011 season was not all that far behind. Once again finishing at or near the top of Major League Soccer in goals against average, shutouts and wins, Rimando’s 12th MLS season gave credence to the theory that the shelf life of the American goalkeeper is almost limitless … a good sign now that the 32-year-old Rimando is the elder statesman of the Claret-and-Cobalt after the offseason retirement of Andy Williams. That being said, it takes more than age to climb towards the top of MLS’ record books, which is exactly what Rimando has done by ranking second in all-time shutouts (87) and third in wins (121), games played in goal (288), starts in goal (also 288) and minutes in goal (26,073). Much like teammate Kyle Beckerman, Rimando’s international career has also picked up steam once again, as the Southern California native has been a regular call-up under the new regime of Jurgen Klinsmann since his appointment as USMNT’s sideline boss last summer. If Rimando can continue to produce sparkling performances like the first half he turned in against Panama in January, it will be a busy year of shuffling between club and country for the RSL fanbase’s favorite “homeboy.”

Some things are just meant to be, and that seemed to be the general consensus when highly-touted midfielder Enzo Martinez fell right into the lap of Real Salt Lake late in the first round of January’s MLS SuperDraft in Kansas City. Why the key cog for North Carolina’s College Cup-winning side slid to the 17th overall pick will never be known, but what is for certain is that the motivated midfielder’s savvy on the ball, mature decision-making and industrious workrate will make the native Uruguayan a perfect fit in the diamond midfield RSL has perfected under Jason Kreis. While the RSL Technical Staff gushed about the Generation adidas product’s production and ability, it was even more impressed with his maturity off the field, forcing many of the pundits who questioned where the 21-year-old might fit on the field for many teams to also admit that the Claret-and-Cobalt might just have come away with the steal of draft day.


REAL SALT LAKE v CD CHIVAS USA SATURDAY MARCH 24 2012

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NED GRABAVOY

7:00PM MT RIO TINTO STADIUM

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 7/1/83 HOMETOWN: New Lenox, IL ACQUIRED: Waivers from SJ Earthquakes, 3/--/09 LAST SEASON: Played 33 games (25 starts) in all competitions, scoring playoff-series-clinching goal vs SEA in West Semis LAST MLS GOAL: 10/16/10 v. DAL (59’) - 27 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 07/31/10 v. DC (13’) - 36 games ago LAST GAME: 3/17/12 - start/90’ in 2-0 W v NY

With Williams retiring during the offseason, the versatile Grabavoy will be depended upon even more by Head Coach Jason Kreis to set the tone on the field and in the locker room as one of the team’s core members. The good news for Kreis and fans of RSL is that, thanks to a new offseason contract, the 28-year-old midfielder will put his masterful on-theball ability, vision and tenacity on display at Rio Tinto Stadium for at least the next three seasons.

JONNY STEELE

LUIS GIL

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 11/14/93 HOMETOWN: Garden Grove, CA ACQUIRED: Trade with KC, 3/10 PRONOUNCIATION: GILL LAST SEASON: Played 27 games (16 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals LAST MLS GOAL: 3/17/12 v NY (58’) - ACTIVE LAST MLS ASSIST: none in 24 career appearances LAST GAME: 3/17/12 - start/62’/GOAL in 2-0 W v NY

During his third season in Claret-and-Cobalt in 2011, Ned Grabavoy continued to find more minutes in the platoon system with Andy Williams on the right side of Real Salt Lake’s diamond midfield, but, due to injuries and national team call-ups, the veteran also found himself at other spots in the diamond through necessity. Despite suffering from a nagging hamstring injury of his own late in the campaign, the gritty Grabavoy was able to register the second most appearances, starts and minutes of his eight seasons in Major League Soccer.

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SANDY, UT

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 180 DOB: 2/7/86 HOMETOWN: Larne, Northern Ireland ACQUIRED: via discovery option in Jan., 2012 PRONOUNCIATION: LAST GAME: 3/17/12 - sub/final 4’ in 2-0 W v NY

Real Salt Lake’s philosophy for the development of Luis Gil had always been “slow and steady,” but then Javier Morales’ devastating ankle injury and a slew of national team callups hit in the spring, and the acceleration of Gil’s learning curve soon followed. RSL Head Coach Jason Kreis originally took a committee approach to replacing Morales as the summer progressed, but the rotation would eventually include a heavy dose of the then-17-year-old Gil, who indeed proved capable of rising to the challenge while also doing plenty of “on-thejob” training. While inconsistent, as most teenagers growing up in a professional league tend to be, Gil more often than not showed glimpses as to why he was coveted by some of the world’s top sides prior to joining the Claret-and-Cobalt back in 2010. The physicality of the opposition might not be as much of a problem in 2012, as Gil entered RSL’s preseason camp noticeably bigger and more confident, both on the ball and within the squad. With regular starters Morales and Will Johnson both dealing with injuries heading into the season, Gil may very well find himself a member of the starting XI when March rolls around

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PAULO JUNIOR

FORWARD

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 1/23/89 HOMETOWN: Teresina, Brazil ACQUIRED: via loan in August, 2010 (purchased Jan., 2012) PRONOUNCIATION: PAUL-low LAST SEASON: Played 13 games (5 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals & 4 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 4/9/11 @ NE (47’) - 11 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 3/17/12 v NY (39’) - ACTIVE LAST GAME: 3/17/12 - start/62’/ASSIST in 2-0 W v NY

Jonny Steele has squeezed a career’s worth of stops into his first eight professional seasons, but the preseason pact he signed with Real Salt Lake might just allow the 26-year-old midfielder to stop and settle down for awhile … besides, there’s precedence for this sort of thing with the Utah side (see Williams, Andy). After years of hopping between second divisions clubs and indoor teams, the native of Northern Ireland has finally earned the opportunity to display his talents on the North American continent’s top stage, eight years after his stateside journey began with a trial for FC Dallas. While Steele’s presence will ratchet up the amount of bite in the RSL midfield, thinking of him as simply a “hardman” would be a mistake, as the former Wolverhampton performer didn’t win the 2008 USL-1 MVP award for the Puerto Rico Islanders on hard tackles alone.

As explosive as the fall 2010 debut of Paulo Jr. onto the Real Salt Lake scene was, it appeared that the Brazilian’s 2011 was equally as disappointing … but one look at the limited sample size of stats might just prove otherwise. While the swashbuckling striker missed exactly half of the season due to lingering hamstring and hip flexor injuries over the summer, when he was on the field he was able to produce, notching a pair of goals and five assists in what amounted to just under 600 minutes across MLS and CONCACAF play. The diminutive forward’s season got off to a sparkling start, as he recorded a goal, an assist or both during his first four overall appearances. However, the injury bug would strike soon afterwards, derailing a promising start and limiting him to substitute and spot-start duty across the last three months of the season. Despite the health concerns, Real Salt Lake recognized Paulo Jr.’s potential this past offseason and acquired the 23-year-old’s player rights from the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in February. The Utah side hopes a new three-year contract will provide the stability and confidence the still-developing striker needs in order to perform, which would result in a dangerous complement to first-choice forwards Fabian Espíndola and Álvaro Saborío.


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KYLE REYNISH

7:00PM MT RIO TINTO STADIUM

GOALKEEPER

HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 190 DOB: 11/3/83 HOMETOWN: Valencia, CA ACQUIRED: 2007 MLS SuperDraft LAST SEASON: Played 3 games (all starts) in goal for RSL, registering 2 wins, 2 shutouts and a 0.67 GAA LAST MLS WIN: 4/9/11 @ NE (1 career win) LAST MLS SHUTOUT: 4/9/11 @ NE – 2nd career clean sheet LAST GAME: 3/20/12 - start/90’ in 1-1 T v KC (reserves) With the retirement of Andy Williams this past offseason, goalkeeper Kyle Reynish becomes the recipient of the “current longest tenured RSL player” title, as the netminder drafted on Jan. 18, 2007 will begin his sixth full season with the squad in 2012. As the back-up to the 2nd-longest tenured player, Nick Rimando, the UC-Santa Barbara native hasn’t had many occasions to show his stuff in recent seasons, but when he was able to in 2011 he would deliver, notching two shutout wins in his three first-team appearances. The 27-year-old ‘keeper will not only continue to be perhaps the league’s most underrated understudy, but will also be looked at to help mentor young Lalo Fernandez, RSL’s latest Homegrown addition to the roster.

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CODY ARNOUX

FORWARD

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SEBASTIAN VELASQUEZ

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 140 DOB: 2/11/91 HOMETOWN: Greenville, SC ACQUIRED: 2012 MLS SuperDraft LAST GAME: 3/17/12 - start/86’ in 2-0 W v NY

If you were not aware of Sebastian Velasquez when Real Salt Lake selected him towards the end of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, well, you weren’t alone … the plucky playmaker was the first Junior College player to be selected on draft day since Kansas City took another member of the RSL family, Yura Movsisyan, six years earlier. The Wasatch Front is a long way from Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina, but when word from collegiate scouting contacts about the “diamond-in-the-Upstate” came across RSL’s attention, due diligence by assistant coach Miles Joseph paid off for the now-21-year-old midfielder via an invite to the club’s December combine in Arizona. Velasquez impressed enough there to earn the nod to the next level, where he will be allowed plenty of time to learn how pull the strings on the top of RSL’s midfield diamond behind Javier Morales and Luis Gil.

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CHRIS SCHULER

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 4/13/88 HOMETOWN: Wilmington, NC ACQUIRED: via special MLS lottery in March, 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: arr-KNOW LAST SEASON: Played 2 games (0 starts) in all competitions for RSL, totaling 69 minutes

HEIGHT: 6-4 WEIGHT: 185 DOB: 9/6/87 HOMETOWN: Aurora, IL ACQUIRED: 2010 MLS SuperDraft (37th) PRONOUNCIATION: SHOO-ler LAST SEASON: Played 23 games (18 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals LAST MLS GOAL: 9/3/11 v PHI (26’) - 8 games ago

LAST MLS GOAL: yet to score LAST MLS ASSIST: yet to assist LAST GAME: 3/20/12 - start/45’ in 1-1 T v KC (reserves)

LAST MLS ASSIST: yet to record assist in 22 career games LAST GAME: 3/17/12 - start/90’ in 2-0 W v NY

The 2012 season can almost be considered a fresh start for forward Cody Arnoux, who was injured upon joining Real Salt Lake last February and couldn’t return to the field from injuries until the season was mostly through. However, with a year of seasoning in RSL’s system under his belt, a completely clean bill of health and plenty of work ethic in tow, the former Wake Forest standout will be ready to make up for lost time and contribute major minutes off the bench during the Claret-and-Cobalt’s busy campaign.

MIDFIELDER

DEFENDER

What a difference a year made for defender Chris Schuler. After showing a glimpse of promise that was cut short due to injury in 2010, the Chicagoland native returned to the field with a vengeance in 2011, playing in 27 matches across all competitions as injuries and suspensions wrecked havoc at times on the RSL backline. Five months after breaking his foot just the day after RSL clinched a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League knockout phase, it was perhaps fate that Schuler would be called upon to serve in place of the suspended Nat Borchers right off the bat against Columbus in the CCL Quarterfinals. The 24-year-old would pass that test with flying colors, and, as the RSL Technical Staff began to grow more and more comfortable with him, Schuler would also begin to draw assignments at outside back as situations dictated. While some may think it unfortunate to sit behind one of the best center back tandems in league history on the depth chart, it is clear during the 2012 preseason that Schuler has been soaking up knowledge from Borchers and Jamison Olave over the course of his first two pro seasons. Learning the tricks of the trade from those pillars both technically and leadership-wise will certainly pay off with even better performances when called upon down the road, which may occur just as much this season with another congested schedule on the docket for the Claret-and-Cobalt.


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LEONE CRUZ

7:00PM MT RIO TINTO STADIUM

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-1 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 6/13/87 HOMETOWN: Round Rock, TX ACQUIRED: Trade with Seattle, 1/17/12 PRONOUNCIATION: lee-OH-knee KRUZE LAST GAME: 3/20/12 - start/90’ in 1-1 T v KC (reserves)

JASON KREIS

TERAKAZU TANAKA

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 5-8 WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 7/14/85 HOMETOWN: Ibaraki, Japan ACQUIRED: via Discovery option in Jan., 2012 PRONOUNCIATION: tuh-KNOCK-uh LAST GAME: 3/20/12 - sub/final 20’ in 1-1 T v KC (reserves)

The path to the ranks of Major League Soccer for Leone Cruz was not a common one, but, in the end, the talented center back appears to have found a willing dance partner in Real Salt Lake the second time around. After failing to stick around with Seattle Sounders FC after being drafted by the Cascadia outfit in 2011, Cruz chose to finish up his studies at Southern Methodist University and stay soccer-sharp by playing in matches in the newly-resurrected Reserve League. Those stints included a pair of games in Claret-and-Cobalt last summer, when RSL reaffirmed its pre-draft assessments of Cruz’s skills and kept the Texas native on its radar through January, when it swung a deal with Seattle during the Supplemental Draft to bring the defender on board. After winning a spot on the roster during preseason, Cruz will be expected to form a solid bond with fellow reservist Chris Schuler – with the added benefit of being able to learn from two of the league’s best “middle men” in Jamison Olave and Nat Borchers.

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HEAD COACH

ALL-TIME RECORD: 59-50-43 (MLS); 74-64-52 (all comps) COLLEGE: Duke ‘94 HOMETOWN: Omaha, NE APPOINTED: May 3, 2007 PRONOUNCIATION: KRYSE LAST SEASON: 15-11-8 (MLS); CCL Finalist; lost in Open Cup Qtrs AS A PLAYER: scored 108 career goals w/ Dallas (1996-2004) & RSL (2005-07)

Real Salt Lake Head Coach Jason Kreis traded in his record-setting boots and captain’s armband on May 3, 2007 to become the organization’s second head coach, overhauling a previously moribund locker room to become just two seasons later the youngest Cupwinning coach in MLS history, guiding RSL to the title in 2009. Under his watch, RSL has also advanced to three of the last four Conference Finals, become the first American side to win a CONCACAF Champions League group and the first U.S. team to advance to the CCL Finals. With back-to-back 15-win MLS seasons in 2010 and 2011, Kreis’ teams have earned points in two out of every three matches they play, as the intense, demanding leader now owns an all-time 74-64-52 mark as a head coach, breaking down as follows: MLS regular-season (59-50-43), CONCACAF Champions League (6-3-3), MLS Cup Playoff (4-4-4), Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2-5-1) and international friendlies (3-2-1).

As proof the RSL Technical Staff is committed to leaving no stone unturned in its search for talent, enter Terukazu Tanaka, an outside back prospect GM Garth Lagerwey spotted during a combine in Tokyo shortly after the end of the 2011 season. The 26-year-old right-sided defender brings five years of professional experience in the Japanese first and second divisions with him across the Pacific, a pedigree he hopes will earn him not only a spot on the RSL roster, but a regular slot in the outside back rotation alongside returning vets Chris Wingert and Tony Beltran.

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JEFF CASSAR

ASST. COACH

COLLEGE: Florida International University ‘97 HOMETOWN: Livonia, MI APPOINTED: May 2007 PRONOUNCIATION: cuss-SARR AS A PLAYER: Played 11 seasons as a goalkeeper for Dallas, Miami and New York from 1996-2006 ...

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MILES JOSEPH

ASST. COACH

COLLEGE: Clemson ‘98 HOMETOWN: Clifton Park, NY APPOINTED: February, 2010 PRONOUNCIATION: AS A PLAYER: Played in six MLS seasons from 1996-2001 for New York and Dallas, scoring 12 career goals in 125 games ...

At the time of his hire, Mr. Kreis became the youngest active head coach in MLS at 34 years and 127 days of age. Kreis works closely with former Blue Devil and Dallas Burn teammate and current RSL General Manager Garth Lagerwey regarding player acquisitions, scouting, the MLS Draft and all player personnel-related matters. The Kreis-Lagerwey partnership has resulted in the implementation of a culture where players, staff and fans work as one for the RSL shield, epitomizing a “Team is the Star” attitude. Kreis, Lagerwey and the team’s coaching staff – Jeff Cassar, Miles Joseph and C.J. Brown – compose the lone technical staff among MLS’ 18 teams comprised entirely of ex-MLS players. This distinction means that the RSL braintrust now boasts cumulative MLS experience of 74,811 total minutes, covering 923 games and including 128 goals and 22 shutouts (the equivalent of nearly 30 complete seasons of service). The RSL staff has the unparalleled ability to tap into personal experience as it guides, assists and develops RSL players.

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C.J. BROWN

ASST. COACH

COLLEGE: Cal-State Hayward ‘96 HOMETOWN: Hayward, CA APPOINTED: January, 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: AS A PLAYER: Won 4 U.S. Open Cups and one MLS Cup during 13-year MLS career with Chicago Fire ... Will be inducted into Chicago’s “Ring of Fire” as part of RSL visit to Toyota Park on May 9 ...


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Eduardo Fernandez Tony Beltran Diogo de Almeida Jamison Olave Kyle Beckerman Nat Borchers Fabian Espindola Will Johnson Javier Morales Emiliano Bonfigli Yordany Alvarez Alvaro Saborio Nico Muniz Chris Wingert Nick Rimando Enzo Martinez Ned Grabavoy Luis Gil Jonny Steele Paulo Junior Kyle Reynish Sebastian Velasquez Cody Arnoux Chris Schuler Leone Cruz Terakazu Tanaka

"00" = minutes played F/M/D/G = starting position

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1 23 90D 90D 90G 90G 90M 90M 67M 62M 6 67F 62F 89M 84M 90D 90D


Game log: Game #1 03/10/2012 Game #2 03/17/2012 W W

own goal (Franklin) 73; Morales 1 (unassisted) 80; Espindola 1 (Saborio 1) Espindola 2 (Paulo Junior 1) 39; Gil 1 (unassisted) 58

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CLUB DEPORTIVO CHIVAS USA GAME NOTES: CHIVAS USA @. REAL SALT LAKE SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012 – RIO TINTO STADIUM, SANDY, UT – 6:00 p.m. PT

CHIVAS USA TRAVELS TO UTAH FOR FIRST ROAD TEST

The Rojiblancos look for their first win this season on the road when they face Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, March 24, at 6:00 pm (PT). The match will broadcast on television, live on Prime Ticket in English, and KWHY Channel 22 in Spanish. For more information about the game and for tickets, please visit cdchivasusa.com or call 1-877-CHIVAS-1. Follows us on Twitter @cdchivasusa and Facebook.com/chivasusa The Vancouver Whitecaps FC defeated Chivas USA, 1-0, Saturday night at The Home Depot Center before a crowd of 7,723. Defender Jay DeMerit’s header in the 68th minute of play proved to be enough as the Whitecaps’ record to begin the 2012 MLS season 2-0-0. With the loss Chivas USA’s record is now in 2012 is 0-2-0. GOAT NOTES & STATS

Chivas USA's Jorge Villafaña named to United States Olympic Qualifying roster U-23 National Team begin quest for a spot in this summer’s Olympic Games in London Chivas USA’s Jorge Villafaña has been named to the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team by head coach Caleb Porter. Villafaña will join 19 other players who will compete in the 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament and attempt to qualify for the Olympic Games in London this summer. “What a great statement about how hard Jorge has worked in the last year,” said Chivas USA Head Coach, Robin Fraser. “He has gone from being completely off the radar to now being in the final squad for the Olympic Qualifying, and if all goes well hopefully he’s in London this summer. Really excited for him, really proud of him and I just hope he takes this opportunity and runs with it.” Townsend shows potential in 1st start up top Rookie forward excited about his participation with the club When he was taken with the fifth overall draft pick in January's MLS SuperDraft by Chivas USA, forward Casey Townsend promised to do whatever it took to generate scoring opportunities. In his first two appearances with the Rojiblancos, he's made good on those words. Although he was unable to get on the scoreboard in his first MLS start during the 1-0 defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, Townsend believes that he gave a taste of what’s to come from him in a Chivas jersey. 

So far in 2012, 6 Goats, have started and played all 180 minutes of action, including: GK-Dan Kennedy; D-Ante Jazic; D-Heath Pearce; D-Rauwshan McKenzie; D-James Riley, and M-Oswaldo Minda.


Un-lucky March? Historically the Red-and-White hasn’t fared very well in the month of March. Since 2008 the Goats record in the month of March is of 2 wins, 5 loses and 1 tie with 9 goals against.

A total of 11 new players were added to the Goats roster this off-season, including a pair of midfielders from Ecuador, Oswaldo Minda and Miller Bolaños. Salvadoran midfielder, Marvin Iraheta; Chicagoland native, defender Rauwshan Mckenzie; Great River, New York goalkeeper, Tim Melia; from Colorado Springs defender, James Riley; Mexican-American striker, Cesar Romero; Englishman midfielder, Ryan Smith; Chivas USA 2012 SuperDraft pick, Michigan native from the University of Maryland, forward, Casey Townsend; from Pasadena, midfielder, Peter Vagenas, and Colombian defender, John Valencia.

Jorge Villafaña (formerly Flores) is currently the longest continuously serving player on the squad, having originally signed with the team on July 25, 2007.

Nick LaBrocca was the only Goat to play and start in all 34 matches for Chivas USA in 2011, and accumulated a total of 3,058 minutes. LaBrocca was only 2 minutes shy of completing and playing every minute of the regular season.

On December 17, 2011, Oswaldo Minda was crowned champion of the national maximum soccer circuit Serie A, with Sociedad Deportivo Quito (Ecuador).

John Valencia won the 2011 Colombian Liga Postobon with Atletico Junior.

Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake FC All-Time Regular-Season Stats Chivas USA record: 9-7-4 Home games: 7-3-1 (20 GF, 7 GA) Road games: 2-4-3 (9 GF, 15 GA) All-Time Regular-Season Series Leaders

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

Chivas USA 4 Ante Razov 6 Sacha Kljestan 31 Ante Razov 13 Ante Razov 23 Sacha Kljestan 16 Kljestan/Marsch

Real Salt Lake 4 Robbie Findley 3 Kyle Beckerman 40 Andy Williams 13 Andy Williams 21 Andy Williams 30 Andy Williams

Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

7 Brad Guzan 3 Dan Kennedy 4 Brad Guzan 32 Brad Guzan 9 Brad Guzan

5 Nick Rimando 4 Nick Rimando 4 Nick Rimando 33 Nick Rimando 11 Nick Rimando

Series versus Salt Lake Facts: 

Last Chivas USA player to score against RSL was, forward Jesus Padilla in a match at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, July 25, 2010 in the 70th minute.

Meaning the Goats have not scored a goal in the last 200 minutes of play against RSL. Salt Lake held the Rojiblancos scoreless during the 2011 season.


RED AND WHITE COMMUNITY 

On January 12, at the Major League Soccer SuperDraft in Kansas City, the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada, announced an alliance with the Boy Scouts of America, providing avenues for the league to support the BSA’s youth-focused program of athleticism, character and leadership. Scouts across the nation in MLS markets are already receiving special programming and connection opportunities at MLS games. Chivas USA soccer team in Los Angeles has partnered with the Boy Scouts Los Angeles Area Council. Through the council’s focus on healthy living, Los Angeles Area Scouts will be provided access to MLS players, coaches, league and club executives, and unique programming tailored just for them. Future plans include on-field activities, a ceremony at Home Depot Center, and “Scout Nights” that support the local council’s recruiting and retention efforts. Print, website and television marketing opportunities have also been made available to the council, as well as VIP events to take place later this year.

Earlier today Chivas USA celebrated the launch and fifth anniversary of its “Chivas at the Park” program, at Expo Center Park in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s office and the Department of Recreation and Parks. In its 5th year, the program has seen the participation of over 20,000 children in its soccer clinic series. Today kicked-off the first of 15 clinics programmed for the series this season throughout the City of Los Angeles. Participants trained with Chivas USA coaches for only a $5 registration fee. The program includes: a 90-minute soccer clinic; 1 Chivas at the Park T-Shirt, and 2 Tickets to a Chivas USA home game. Other surprises include, Chivas USA player appearances, dance sessions led by the ChivaGirls, ChivaFighter mascot, prizes and fun for the whole family. Registration is open for children from ages 5 through 15. To register please call 1-800-961-1724 or visit chivasatthepark.com. UNION ULTRAS, LEGIÓN 1908 AND BLACK ARMY PROVIDE SUPPORT FROM THE STANDS Chivas USA is cheered on by three supporter groups in The Home Depot Center for Red-and-White home games. The Union Ultras, founded in 2007 as a Chivas USA-specific supporters group, sit behind the South goal in the stadium (right-hand side from the Press Box) for every home match that the Goats play. On the opposite end (far left-hand corner from the Press Box) is the Legión 1908, which was founded in 2001 as the Los Angeles chapter of the worldwide Chivas de Guadalajara supporters’ organization. The Los Angeles chapter is the third biggest Legión 1908 group, trailing only Mexico City and Guadalajara in size. Chivas USA’s newest supporter’s group, Black Army 1850, stands in section 138 (far right-hand corner from press box) and started during the 2010 season. CHIVAS USA PLAYERS GIVE FANS ‘JERSEYS OFF OUR BACKS’ RETURNS FOR 2012 Opening Day at The Home Depot Center marked the beginning of an all season long promotion, Chivas USA players are giving eleven lucky soccer fans the ‘Jerseys Off Our Backs’. Continuing a program that has been a fan-favorite since starting in 2008, after the final whistle of each of Chivas USA’s 18 MLS home games at The Home Depot Center, all players on the field – win, lose or draw – will present Chivas USA fans with their game-worn jerseys, as a special souvenir of appreciation. Fans must visit the Chivas USA tent located on the South West side of the stadium by halftime and fill out an entry form for a chance to win.

Chivas USA Injury Update


As of 3/21/2012 OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL); DF Michael Lahoud (R hamstring strain) QUESTIONABLE: FW Juan Pablo Angel (head contusion); MF Laurent Courtois (L calf strain) PROBABLE: MF Blair Gavin (R hamstring strain); FW Alejandro Moreno (broken nose)

Following is Chivas USA's latest schedule of travel, events, matches and training sessions:

Sunday, March 25 Monday, March 26 Tuesday, March 27 Wednesday, March 28 Thursday, March 29 Friday, March 30 Saturday, March 31 Sunday, April 1

CHIVAS USA SCHEDULE: MARCH 25 – APRIL 1* Travel Day: Return to Los Angeles Off   Off Training 9:30 a.m., Field 6 Training 9:30 a.m., Field 6 Training 9:30 a.m., Field 6 Training 9:30 a.m., Field 6 Chivas USA vs. Sporting Kansas City, 6:00 p.m. PT, The Home Depot Center (TV: KDOC-TV and KWHY Channel 22)

*Subject to change. For latest information or if you plan on attending a session, please contact Chivas USA's Public Relations Department.

2012 CHIVAS USA PRE-SEASON PLAYER ROSTER (AS OF MAR. 21) # 9 17 16 18 2 26 13 1 10 11 77 4 24 28 8 15 3 7 58 22 14 6

Player Juan Pablo Angel Miller Bolaños Laurent Courtois Blair Gavin Scott Gordon Marvin Iraheta Ante Jazic Dan Kennedy Nick LaBrocca Michael Lahoud David Jr. Lopes Rauwshan McKenzie Patrick McLain Timothy Melia Oswaldo Minda Alejandro Moreno Heath Pearce James Riley Cesar Romero Ryan Smith Casey Townsend Peter Vagenas

Pos. FWD MID MID MID DEF MID DEF GK MID MID DEF DEF GK GK MID FWD DEF DEF FWD MID FWD MID

Ht. 6-1 5-7 5-8 6-0 6-4 5-9 5-11 6-1 5-10 5-8 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-0 5-9 5-10 5-10 5-9 5-9 5-11 5-8

Wt. 170 143 154 165 190 155 175 200 165 160 179 185 205 190 172 170 183 150 155 150 161 157

Birthdate 10/24/1975 06/01/1990 09/11/1978 01/08/1989 04/06/1988 05/31/1992 02/27/1976 07/22/1982 12/04/1984 09/15/1986 02/09/1989 11/19/1986 08/22/1988 05/15/1986 07/07/1983 07/08/1979 08/13/1984 10/27/1982 08/02/1989 11/10/1986 07/07/1989 02/06/1978

Hometown Medellín, Colombia Esmeraldas, Ecuador Lyon, France Scottsdale, AZ Boca Raton, FL Departamento de Cabañas, El Salvador Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Yorba Linda, CA Staten Island, NY Annandale, VA Maringá, Brazil Hartford, CT Eau Claire, WI Great River, NY Pasaje, Ecuador Barquisimeto, Venezuela Modesto, CA Colorado Springs, CO San Diego, CA Islington, England Traverse City, MI Pasadena, CA


5 19 21

John Valencia Jorge VillafaĂąa Ben Zemanski

DEF MID MID

6-0 5-9 5-11

161 150 150

01/04/1982 09/16/1989 01/18/1988

General Manager: Jose Domene Director of Soccer Operations: Kevin Esparza Head Coach: Robin Fraser Assistant Coach: Greg Vanney Assistant Coach: Carlos Llamosa Goalkeeper Coach: Daniel Gonzalez Team Administrator: Anthony Garcia Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jim Liston Head Athletic Trainer: Brian Lee Equipment Manager: Jose Vargas Head Physicians: Michael Gerhardt MD, Dave Wallis MD

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MedellĂ­n, Colombia Anaheim, CA Akron, OH


CLUB DEPORTIVO CHIVAS USA :: BREVES BIOGRÁFICOS / MINI-BIOS Número/Number, Jugador/Player, Posición/Position Estatura/Height, Peso/Weight, Fecha de Nacimiento/Birthdate – Residencia/Hometown, Último Equipo/Last Team Pronunciation/Pronunciación #9 Juan Pablo Ángel FWD 6-1,170, 10/24/1975 – Medellín, Colombia – LA Galaxy Pronunciation: ANN-hel (ENG) 2012: (MLS) 1 GP / 1 GS, 0G, 0A in 90 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): DNP; Not in 18, injured. Last Chivas USA Match: 3/11/12 vs. Houston Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: (Chivas USA) 9 GP / 9 GS, 7 G, 0 A in 795 min. QuickFacts: • Scored seven goals in nine matches with Chivas USA in the 2011 season.  Had an average of more than one goal per two games played during his four year tenure with the New York Red Bulls (2007-2010) and holds the club’s all-time goal scoring record.  Named to the MLS All-Star team on three separate occasions and was a finalist for the MVP award in 2007.  Acquired by the English Premier League’s Aston Villa and participated in 200 matches, including 44 in the Premier League, notching 60 goals.  Had a successful career with Argentina’s River Plate (1997-2001)  Began his career at the age of 18 in his native Colombia with Atlético Nacional (1994-1997) where he won a pair of Apertura titles (1997 and 1999) as well as one Clausura title (2000)

#17 Miller Bolaños MID 5-7, 143, 6/01/1990 –Esmeraldas, Ecuador – L.D.U. Quito (Ecuador) Pronunciation: Bowl-AH-nios (ENG) 2012: (MLS) 1 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 28 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Entered the match as a substitute for Ryan Smith in the 63rd minute. Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: QuickFacts:  Made his MLS debut in a match versus Vancouver on 3/17/12.  With Chivas USA since January 11, 2012 on loan from L.D.U Quito  Scored L.D.U’s 2,500th goal in the club’s history during a 4-0 win over Liga de Portoviejo on August 29, 2009.  Participated in the in U-17 South American Championship in 2007 with Ecuador’s National U-17’s team, where he figured in the 5-4 win over Brazil.  Began his professional career at the age of 16 with Barcelona Sporting Club of Guayaquil.

#16 Laurent Courtois MID 5-8, 154, 11/09/1978 –Lyon, France – Grenoble Pronunciation: core-TUA (ENG) 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 2 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 155 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Started at Left Midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation playing 90 minutes. Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 11 GP / 3 GS, 1 G, 0 A in 454 min. QuickFacts:  Scored his first goal as a Goat in Colorado on August 20, 2011.  Debuted as a Chivas USA and MLS player in the 66th minute on August 6th in a match versus the Revolution in Foxboro, MA.  Has a wealth of club experience playing for the French club Grenoble (2008-2011), the Spanish club Levante (2005-2008), the Istres in France (2003-2005), as well as West Ham United of the English Premier League (2001-2003), the French clubs Tolouse or TFC (1999-2001), AC Ajaccio (1998-1999), and Lyon (1996-1997).  Started his youth team career when he was 18 with the Olympique Lyonnais Reserves.

#18 Blair Gavin MID 6-0, 165, 01/08/1989 – Louisville, KY – University of Akron Pronunciation: GAH-vin (ENG) gaven (ESP) 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): DNP; Not in 18 Last Chivas USA Match: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 18 GP / 11 GS, 0 G, 3 A in 958 min. QuickFacts:  For his 2011 campaign he had 18 appearences with 11 starts and 3 assists in 958 total mins.  In the 2010 season with the Red-and-White, scored three goals in 16 games (all starts) before his season was ended by a hamstring injury.  Drafted 10th overall by Chivas USA in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Akron, one of two players (with Ben Zemanski) to be drafted by Chivas USA roster from Akron in 2010.  In 2009, his junior season, was named First Team All-Mid-American Conference and All-Great Lakes Region First Team where he scored five of his seven career goals.  Played three years at the University of Akron, scoring seven career goals with six assists.


CLUB DEPORTIVO CHIVAS USA :: BREVES BIOGRÁFICOS / MINI-BIOS #2 Scott Gordon DEF #26 Marvin Iraheta MID 6-4, 190, 4/06/1988 – Boca Raton, FL – Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) 5-9,170, 5/31/1992 – Departamento de Cabañas, El Salvador – Pronunciation: gore-DON (ENG) Pronunciation: ee-RA-e-tah (ENG) 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS, 0G, 0A in 0 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): DNP; unused sub Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): DNP; Not in 18 Last Chivas USA Match: Last Chivas USA Match: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. 2011: QuickFacts:  Acquired by Chivas USA during the team’s 2012 preseason, on  Chivas USA signed the Boca Raton native on March 16, 2012, after January 24. joining the Red-and-White during the team’s preseason in February.  Traveled to England with the New York Cosmos to square off against  Played with Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer Manchester United at the Old Trafford Stadium. League where he played 19 games and scored one goal.  Named Player of the Year for the 2009-2010 season of the U.S.  Two-time All-Sunshine State Conference honoree and collected Developmental Academy U-17/18. NSCAA All-South Region recognition honors as a senior.  Began his college soccer career at Mercer University, transferring to Lynn University prior to his sophomore year in 2007. He finished his collegiate career with a total of 28 games, scoring 5 goals, and 4 assists.

#13 Ante Jazic DEF 5-11,175, 2/27/1976 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – LA Galaxy Pronunciation: ON-tay JAZZ-ik (ENG) yázik (ESP) 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 2 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 180 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Started at Left Defender in a 4-2-3-1 formation playing 90 minutes. Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 28 GP / 28 GS, 0 G, 7 A in 2468 min. QuickFacts:  Set a career high in 2011 with 28 matches played (all starts), and was an important piece of the Chivas USA defense, playing as a left back.  Joined Chivas USA in a draft-day trade on Jan. 15, 2009, after three seasons with the LA Galaxy, where he played both left back and left midfield  Has earned 29 caps with the Canadian National Team, with his most recent appearance in a WQC match against St. Kitts and Nevis on November 11, 2011.

#1 Dan Kennedy GK 6-1, 200, 07/22/1982 – Yorba Linda, CA – Municipal Iquique (Chile) Pronunciation: KEN-eh-dee (ENG) kénedi (ESP) 2012: (MLS) 2 GP/ 2 GS, 2 GA 1.00 GAA 9 SVS in 180 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Started at Goal Keeper, playing 90 minutes allowing 1 goal. Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Win: Last Chivas USA Shutout: 2011: 32 GP/ 32 GS, 39 GA 1.21 GAA 98 SVS in 2880 min. QuickFacts:  2011 Chivas USA MVP of the Year also nominated for MLS 2011 Comeback Player of the Year.  After starting as GK for the Goats in the third match of the 2011 season (vs. TOR), started every game until the season ended.  Played with the Puerto Rico Islanders of the United Soccer League’s First Division for the 2005 and 2006 seasons before playing with Municipal Iquique of the Chilean second division, where he led the league in goals-against-average  Named First Division Rookie of the Year in 2005 after posting a 1010-8 record for the team while playing every minute of the season  Made the All-Big West conference teams each of his four seasons at UCSB, earning Big West Goalkeeper of the Year honors in his last three seasons, and was named an All-American by College Soccer News his senior year.


CLUB DEPORTIVO CHIVAS USA :: BREVES BIOGRÁFICOS / MINI-BIOS #10 Nick LaBrocca MID #11 Michael Lahoud MID 5-9,165, 12/04/1984 – Howell, New Jersey – Toronto FC 5-8,162, 10/15/1986 – Sierra Leone – Wake Forest University Pronunciation: lah-BROH-kah (ENG) labróca (ESP) Pronunciation: la-HUDE (ENG) lajúd (ESP) 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 2 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 167 min. 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Started at Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): DNP; Not in 18, Midfielder in a 4-2-3-1 formation, playing 90 minutes. injured. Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Match: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 34 GP / 34 GS, 8 G, 6 A in 3058 min. 2011: 23 GP / 17 GS, 1 G, 3 A in 1,341 min. QuickFacts: QuickFacts:  Won the 2011 Chivas USA Golden Boot Award with 8 goals in the  Recepient of the 2011 Chivas USA Humanitarian of the Year award. season.  A versatile midfielder/defender, Lahoud has been an important part of  Selected to his first MLS All Star Team in the 2011 season the team in each of the last two seasons after being the team’s first pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft  Scored MLS’s 10,000 goal in its history on 7/09/11 vs. KC.  At Wake Forest, Lahoud played a total of 95 games, tied for second in  Was the only Chivas USA player to start all 34 games in the 2011 the school’s history, and finished with 14 goals and 20 assists in four season. seasons, helping the team to the NCAA National Championship in  Established as a durable central midfielder, setting a career high in 2007, and final four appearances in 2006 and 2008. assists in 2010 with Toronto FC, notching six assists in his 28  Was born in Sierra Leone and moved to the United States at the age matches (24 starts). Prior to 2010, he was with the Colorado Rapids, of three. where he played 59 of the team’s 60 MLS games in 2008 and 2009, scoring twice in each season.  Heavily involved in community work, including working with Compton United, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Schools  Originally from Howell, New Jersey, LaBrocca played for the United for Salone this season. States Youth National Teams and participated in a training camp with the full National Team in November, 2008.

#77 David Junior Lopes DEF 6-3, 179, 7/19/1982 – Maringá, Brazil, CA – FC Universitatea Craiova Pronunciation: LOW - pez (ENG) 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): DNP; unused sub Last Chivas USA Match: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: QuickFacts: 8 GP / 7 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 580 min.  Made his MLS debut as a member of the Red-and-White on Saturday August 13 while entering the match as a sub in the 73rd minute in a match versus the Seattle Sounders.  The tall player brings his club soccer experience playing for the Spanish second division club Cordoba FC (2009-2010), the FC Terek Grozny from the Russian Premiere League (2008), the Croatian soccer club NK Osijek (2005-2007), the Brazilian soccer team Iraty (20042005), the FC Porto from the Portuguese League (2003-2004), and the Brazilian Clube Atletico Paranaense (2000-2003)

#4 Rauwshan McKenzie DEF 6-1,185, 11/19/1986 – Hartford, CT – Real Salt Lake Pronunciation: Rah-shawn (ENG) 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 2 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 180 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Started the match at center defender in a 4-2-3-1 formation, playing 90 minutes. Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 2 GP / 2 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 180 min. QuickFacts:  Debuted with the Goats, as a starter in the first match of the season versus Houston, playing 90 minutes.  Signed with Chivas USA in the 2012 preseason, after spending two seasons with Real Salt Lake.  Played three summers in the USL Premier Development League with the Michigan Bucks (2005-06) and Chicago Fire Premier (2007).  Attended Michigan State University where he helped win two NCAA College Cup and earned All-Big Ten Rookie Team in 2004 and AllBig First-Team in 2007.


CLUB DEPORTIVO CHIVAS USA :: BREVES BIOGRÁFICOS / MINI-BIOS #24 Patrick McLain GK #28 Tim Melia GK 6-3,220, 8/22/1988 – Eau Claire, WI – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 6-1, 190, 5/15/1986 – Great River, NY – Real Salt Lake Pronunciation: mac-layn (ENG) Pronunciation: meh-lee-ah (ENG) 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): DNP; not in 18 Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): DNP; unused sub Last Chivas USA Match: Last Chivas USA Match: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 0 GP/ 0 GS, 0 GA 0 GAA 0 SVS in 0 min. 2011: 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. QuickFacts:  Acquired by Chivas USA in March of 2012.  Acquired by Chivas USA on January 12 of the 2012 preseason.  Earned second All-Big West second team spot his junior year (2010)  Helped the South Carolina side to the USL-2 Championship Title, after leading all conference goalkeepers with a program-record .835 making eight saves in the final match. save percentage and ranking second with 5.46 saves per match, third with five shutouts and fourth with 71 saves.  Melia first joined Real Salt Lake during their 2010 pre-season and signed with the club in March to be later sent on loan to USL2 side  Called to the All-Big West second team as a sophomore (2009) at Cal Charleston Battery in April (2010). Poly San Luis Obispo, after exhibiting conference bests for save percentage and saves per match. Also finished second with five  Finished his collegiate career as one of the top goalkeepers to ever shutouts and 73 saves and third with a 1.06 goals-against average. attend Lynn University, placing in career top-five in shutouts (18) and was selected as the Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

#8 Oswaldo Minda MID 6-0,172, 7/26/1983 – Pasaje, Ecuador – Sociedad Deportivo Quito Pronunciation: meen-dah (ENG) 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 2 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 180 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Started the match at midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation, playing 90 minutes. Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. QuickFacts:  Debuted as a Goat in the first match of the season against Houston, playing 90 minutes.  Acquired by Chivas USA on December 21, 2011.  Won the championship of the national maximum soccer circuit Serie A with Sociedad Deportivo Quito on December 17, 2011.  Internationally, has earned 13 caps, including seven as a starter for ‘La Tri’ where he has tallied 679 total minutes with participations in friendlies for 2010 and 2011 as well as Copa America and World Cup Qualifying Matches in 2011.  Played his professional career with Sociedad Deportivo Quito since 2008, appeared in 85 matches (82 starts), where he scored 11 goals in 5.606 minutes and was a contributing player to three championships with the team.  Joined Deportivo Cuenca (2006) and Emelec (2007) on loan before joining Deportivo Quito (2008).  Started professional career in 2000 with Sociedad Deportivo Aucas where he made 122 appearances and scored 11 goals in six years.

#15 Alejandro Moreno FWD 5-9, 170, 07/08/1979 – Barquisimeto, Venezuela – Philadelphia Union Pronunciation: ah-lay-HAN-dro more-EH-no (ENG) 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): DNP; not in 18, injured. Last Chivas USA Match: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 24 GP / 22 GS, 5 G, 2 A in 2,016 min. QuickFacts:  Returns to Chivas USA for his second season after many years of success in MLS since 2002, 250 regular season games (201 starts).  Spent the better part of the 2011 Summer with La Vinotinto, during their unprecedented run in Copa America 2011.  Joined Chivas USA in an Expansion Draft-day trade, having been selected by Vancouver after a season with the Philadelphia Union. Has also played in MLS with the LA Galaxy, San Jose, Houston, and Columbus  Has experience on the Venezuelan National Team, where he has made 41 appearances scoring three goals.  Originally from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Moreno moved to Texas in his youth, and played college soccer at UNC Greensboro, where he notched 65 goals and 25 assists


CLUB DEPORTIVO CHIVAS USA :: BREVES BIOGRÁFICOS / MINI-BIOS #3 Heath Pearce DEF #7 James Riley DEF 5-10, 183, 08/13/1984 – Modesto, CA – FC Dallas 5-10, 150,10/27/1982 – Colorado Springs, CO – Seattle Sounders Pronunciation: jíth piers (ESP) Pronunciation: Rhy-lee (ENG) 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 2 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 180 min. 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 2 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 180 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Started the match Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Started the match at center defender in a 4-2-3-1 formation, playing 90 minutes. at right defender in 4-2-3-1 formation, playing 90 minutes Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 30 GP / 29 GS, 0 G, 3 A in 2,581 min. 2011: 29 GP / 29 GS, 0 G, 2 A in 2,579 min. (Seattle Sounders) QuickFacts: QuickFacts:  Began 2012 with call-up from the USMNT in January.  Made his Chivas USA debut on Sunday, March 11, 2012 in a match vs. the Houston Dynamo.  Made the MLS All-StarTeam for the second consecutive time in 2011  Acquired by Chivas USA during the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft on and received the Chivas USA Defender of the Year Award for the November 23 in a trade with Montreal Impact. season.  Riley was the 21st overall pick of the 2005 MLS Super Draft by New  An experienced defender and member of the United States National England Revolution and in his first year as a professional, appeared Team pool, joined Chivas USA in a trade with FC Dallas on February in 23 games (12 starts. 15, 2011  Joined San Jose Earthquakes in 2008 before joining Seattle Sounders  Played three seasons at the University of Portland before joining FC (2009-2011) where he won three consecutive U.S. Open Cup Nordsjælland of Denmark, playing 50 games in two seasons for the Championships. club, scoring twice. He then switched to German side Hansa Rostock, playing 30 games and scoring two goals with the club. In late 2009,  Attended Wake Forest University and became one of the most he signed with FC Dallas and played the bulk of the 2010 season at versatile and consistent players in the history of the school playing in right defender. 82 games (79 starts) and playing in the back and midfield for the Demon Deacons when the team was ranked No.1 in the country twice.  Made his United States National Team debut in November 2005 against Scotland and has emerged as one of the top choices for the team at left back, battling primarily with former Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein. Was on the squad at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup as well as the 2009 Gold Cup, and was on the preliminary 30-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. #58 Cesar Romero FWD #22 Ryan Smith MID 5-10, 175, 8/02/1989 – San Diego, CA – Murciélagos FC (MEX) 5-9, 150, 10/11/1986 – Islington, England – Sporting Kansas City Pronunciation: see-zer row-meh-row (ENG) Pronunciation: smee - th 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 59 min. 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 1 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 87 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Entered the Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Started the match match as a substitute in the 62nd minute for Casey Townsend. at right midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation, playing 62 minutes. Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. 2011: 6 GP / 2 GS, 1 G, 0 A in 294 min. (Kansas City) QuickFacts: QuickFacts:  Made his debut as a Goat on March 11, 2012 vs. Houston Dynamo, as  Cesar made his MLS debut at First Kick 2012 vs. Houston Dynamo a part of Frist Kick 2012. on March 11, 2012  Chivas USA signed midfielder Ryan Smith via trade with Sporting  Scored his first goal for Chivas USA in the club’s first scrimmage Kansas City in exchange of their 2012 Supplemental Draft picks. against FC Hasental during the 2012 preseason.  Acquired by Chivas USA on February 22 during the 2012 preseason  Smith appeared in 32 matches in two seasons (2010-2011) for Sporting after having played for Murcielagos FC de Guamuchil of the Mexican Kansas City, recording four goals and seven assists with the club. Second Division League.  Started off his career in Arsenal (2003-2005) from the English Premier League, then joined Leicester City (2005-2006), Derby  Played for Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL) side Revolucion County (2006-2007), Southampton (2008-2009) and Crystal Palace Tijuana, where he set a league record of nine goals in one match, and (2009-2010) before joining Sporting Kansas City. summed 33 goals in four games.  The Mexican-American striker has figured in several matches for the USMNT U-16’s, U-17’s, and U-18’s.


CLUB DEPORTIVO CHIVAS USA :: BREVES BIOGRÁFICOS / MINI-BIOS #14 Casey Townsend FWD #6 Peter Vagenas MID 5-11, 161, 7/07/1989 – Traverse City, MI – University of Maryland 5-8, 157, 2/06/1978 – Pasadena, CA – Vancouver Pronunciation: Kay-see TAO-sen (ENG) Pronunciation: vah-hen-as (ENG) va-jen-haz (ESP) 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 1 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 75 min. 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 2 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 133 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Started the match Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Started the match at center forward in a 4-2-3-1 formation, playing 62 minutes. as a defensive midfielder in 4-2-3-1 formation playing 74 minutes. Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. 2011: 16 GP / 13 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 1,042 min. (Vancouver) QuickFacts: QuickFacts:  Made his MLS debut with the Goats at First Kick 2012 on Marach 11,  The match on Sunday March 11, 2012 marked Peter’s debut at a 2012 in a match vs. Houston Dynamo. member of the Red-and-White.  Joined Chivas USA on January 12, 2012 when he was selected fifth  Experienced midfielder joined Chivas USA after one season with overall by the Red-and-White in the MLS SuperDraft 2012. expansion team Vancouver Whitecaps FC.  Made 85 appearances (83 starts) in his four seasons at Maryland,  Was a member of Seattle Sounders FC during 2009 and 2010. added 12 assists and notched 43 goals, third most in Maryland history.  Overall in MLS, has played in 220 regular season games (193 starts), scoring 14 goals and notching 27 assists.  In 2011, Townsend was a semifinalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, was named to the NSCAA All-American First Team and the  Started his professional career when he was drafted by the Los All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team for two consecutive years. Angeles Galaxy in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft, where he spent nine seasons (2000-2008) and won two MLS Cup Championship titles  A native of Traverse City, MI., attended Traverse City West High along with fellow Chivas USA teammate Alejandro Moreno. School where he was a three-time Parade All-American and scored 105 goals in his career, second-best all-time goal scorer in Michigan  Internationally, played with the United States U-23 Team in the 2000 Class A/Division I. Summer Olympics where he scored three goals, all on penalty kicks.  Internationally, Townsend has been part of the United States U-17, U-18 and U-20 National Teams since 2006. #5 John Valencia DEF 6-4, 170, 1/04/1982 – Medellin, Colombia – Atletico Junior Pronunciation: vah-len-see-ah (ENG) 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): DNP; unused sub Last Chivas USA Match: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. QuickFacts:  Joined Chivas USA on January 24, 2012, a month after being crowned champion in the 2011 Colombian Liga Postóbon with Atlético Junior.  Played for Atletico Junior since the fall of 2007 where he accumulated a total of 114 appearances (112 starts) and helped Junior win the national championship in 2010.  Joined Atlético Bucaramanga in 2006, where he scored three goals in 17 matches.  Started off his career in the youth ranks of Independiente Medellin in 2005, and made his first team debut the same year.

#19 Jorge Villafaña MID 5-9, 150, 09/16/1989 – Anaheim, CA – Chivas USA U-19’s Pronunciation: HORE-hey vee-ya-fahn-ya 2012: (MLS) 0 GP / 0 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 0 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): DNP; not in 18 Last Chivas USA Match: Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 25 GP / 24 GS, 1 G, 1 A in 1,793 min. QuickFacts:  Jorge was named to USMNT U-23 that will represent the US in Olympic Qualifying for 2012 London Summer Games.  Villafaña (formerly Flores), changed his last name this past December to honor his mother whom reaised him as a single parent.  In six seasons with the club, has made 59 appearances (39 starts), and scored five goals.  Received call-up to the U-23 USM Team Training Camp squad that will compete in the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Nashville, TN.  Internationally, was a regular on the U-20 National Team and made more appearances than any other player in 2008. Helped the U.S. qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt and played in all three games (two starts) in the U-20 World Cup.  Currently the longest continuously serving player on the squad, having originally signed with the team on July 25, 2007.  Was named the winner of ‘Sueño MLS’ in March of 2007, beating out more than 2,000 hopefuls, then rose through the Chivas USA youth system before signing a professional contract.  Born in Anaheim, grew up in Pénjamo, Guanajuato (Mexico), returned to Southern California as a teenager and starred at Anaheim High School and Santa Ana DSP Juventus of the Coast Soccer League.


CLUB DEPORTIVO CHIVAS USA :: BREVES BIOGRÁFICOS / MINI-BIOS

#21 Ben Zemanski MID 5-11, 150, 01/18/1988 – Akron, OH – University of Akron Pronunciation: zeh-MAN-skee (ENG) 2012: (MLS) 2 GP / 1 GS, 0 G, 0 A in 106 min. Chivas USA’s Last Match (3/17/12 vs. Vancouver): Entered the match as a substitute for Peter Vagenas in the 74th minute. Last Chivas USA Match: 3/17/12 vs. Vancouver Last Chivas USA Goal: Last Chivas USA Assist: 2011: 28 GP / 23 GS, 2 G, 4 A in 2,056 min. QuickFacts:  Scored the second goal of his MLS career, a 30-yard rocket against San Jose that proved to be the winning goal in a 2-0 victory.  Selected by Chivas USA in the third-round (45th overall) of the 2010 MLS Super Draft and played 22 games in central midfield in his rookie year.  A four-year starter at University of Akron finished his college career with nine goals and 14 assists. Was a 2009 All-Mid- American Conference Second Team and CoSida Academic All-American Third Team, and was named the Zips’ Newcomer of the Year in 2006.


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