Monday Goats Notes: Kennedy reacts to All-Star honor, Minda dislocates shoulder

*Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, who has overcome two serious injuries in his career and was selected Sunday for his first MLS All-Star Game, paid tribute to his defense after training Monday in reacting to his selection:

“I’m really excited to experience this,” he said. “It’s definitely something special for me personally. I always say goalkeepers are so dependent on their team. Our defense has been something special this season … Even though it’s me going I definitely owe the defense, maybe a dinner, for this.

“We work together more for championships than personal accomplishments, but for me, the path I’ve been down, its very fulfilling,” he added. “It will be fun to play against Chelsea and it will be fun to play with some other standout players in this league.”

Coach Robin Fraser called Kennedy’s selection “a tribute to Dan and a credit to the group for the hard work they’ve been doing.”

*Fraser announced Monday that midfielder Oswaldo Minda is out indefinitely after dislocating his shoulder in training Saturday after falling and simply landing awkwardly. He’s being evaluated by a doctor today.

*The status of injured striker Juan Agudelo is also up in the air for Wednesday’s unusual 1 p.m. game at Home Depot Center against the Portland Timbers.

“I can’t say whether he will be involved or not, but he’s definitely coming along,” Fraser said.

I’ll have more on Chivas USA and the Galaxy in Tuesday’s column leading up to this weekend’s SuperClasico at what is essentially the halfway point of the season

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