Chivas USA held its first preseason scrimmage today and emerged victorious with a 2-0 win at Home Depot Center over PDL team the Ventura County Fusion, which featured former Galaxy defender Mike Randolph and former Chivas USA players Anthony Hamilton, Brent Whitfield and Rodrigo Lpez.
Brazilian forward Maicon Santos scored the opener in the 16th minute and trialist Artur Aghasyan (who played for the Fusion last year) closed the scoring in the 79th minute.
Chivas USA fielded two different sides in each half with goalkeeper Dan Kennedy returning to the field for a game since injuring his knee in the 2009 preseason.
Chivas USA (first half)- Dan Kennedy, Mariano Trujillo, Michael Umaa, Emilio Viades, Jorge Flores, Csar Zamora, Gavin Blair, Marcelo Saragosa, Gerson Mayn, Maykel Galindo, Maicon Santos.
Chivas USA (second half)- Lance Parker, Miguel Snchez, Carlos Borja, Matt McManus, Kevin Tangney, Chris Ross, Michael Lahoud, Ben Zemanski, Bryan De La Fuente, Artur Aghasyan, Isaac Kissi.
Wondering who some of these guys are?
*Emilio Viades, 32, has played in Mexico for Veracruz, Toluca, Cruz Azul and Necaxa.
*Defender Miguel Sachez, 21, played one game for Chiapas last year
Mike Matt McManus is a San Diego State product.
*And yeah, that’s former Galaxy defender Michael Umana, hoplessly out-matched in six starts during the Steve Sampson era.