Thursday Kicks: Chivas USA’s Mondaini learns punishment & more

*Chivas USA midfielder Marcos Mondaini learned today he will be suspended for a total of four games – so that’s three additional games in addition to the automatic one-game ban for being ejected – for his tackle last Saturday that left Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales with two broken bones and torn ligaments in his left ankle.

The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee called Mondaini’s tackle “reckless and endangered the safety of his opponent.” He was also fined $1,500.

*Call it the selling of the Galaxy — to the students of Cal State Dominguez Hills.

*The Washington Post today seconded the report last week in the San Diego Union Tribune that Real Madrid will play CD Guadalajara July 20 at Qualcomm Stadium four days after the Spanish giants play the Galaxy at the Coliseum.

*Chivas USA has scheduled youth academy tryouts in the next couple of months in Bell Gardens and Simi Valley.

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