Three for Tuesday: Chivas USA, Galaxy and UCLA Updates

Playing a little catch-up with some non-David Beckham related news:

*Three Chivas USA players and two from UCLA were selected for a 10-day camp in Argentina that begins today that is the final tune-up for the United States Men’s Under-20 National Team that plays in the FIFA World Cup for that age category in late September in Egypt.

Chivas USA players summoned for the camp were converted defender Jorge Flores of Anaheim, midfielder Gerson Mayen of Los Angeles and recent signing Cesar Zamora of Sylmar; representing UCLA are goalkeeper Brian Perk of Rancho Santa Margarita and midfielder Michael Stephens of Illinois. It’s Zamora’s first call-up to the national team.

*Galaxy forward Bryan Jordan of Temple City was the subject of a profile in his hometown newspaper recently that talked about him “living a childhood dream” – and that was before he scored a goal Sunday against AC Milan.

*Finally, this is timely given that the Tour de France is on-going – and it’s for a good cause if you’re a Bruin.

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