But the door apparently remains open for Maykel Galindo, who has one goal in six games this season, to return to the club, Chivas USA announced today.
“This move allows Maykel to get first team matches as he works toward regaining his form,” said Chivas USA Coach Martn Vsquez. “The opportunity exists for him to return to our team this season or next.”
From the Chivas USA press release:
Since joining Chivas USA in 2007 from then-USL side Seattle Sounders, Galindo has played in 67 matches (48 starts), with 18 goals and 9 assists. The native of Villa Clara, Cuba, had a stellar 2007 campaign for the Red-and-White, in which he scored 12 goals in 28 games (24 starts), but has had three up-and-down seasons since, often due to injuries.
Ten-year-old Tylo Kenneth wears a colored mohawk wig while walking through the spectator zone on the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town (AP Photo).
*”The People’s Game” latest podcast from KPFK that includes me talking about the U.S.-England game the morning after the night before is here.
*Univision said today about four million viewers – double the 2006 figures despite the time similarity – watched the opening game of the World Cup Friday. Almost 5.4 million watched the Mexico-South Africa opener on Univision, making it the No. 1 program of the day, while about 2.6 million watched on ESPN.
*ESPN, BTW, said today the U.S.-England game was the most-watched World Cup game since 1994 and the fifth highest all-time. Through the first five games, ESPN and ABC ratings are up 95% and 108% respectively. ESPN’s most-watched game: Argentina-Nigeria.
*The Ventura County Fusion plays at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday against the Arizona Sahuaros in the U.S. Open Cup first round at Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road. The Fusion beat Fresno 2-1 Thursday in PDL play.
*After playing 90 scoreless minutes the San Jose Earthquakes won 6-5 in a penalty-kick shootout win over Chivas USA Saturday in the ultra-prestigious and inaugural Sacramento Cup. Chivas USA managed all of one shot on goal during the 90 minutes. No word yet if Chivas USA will play in the upcoming Jersey Jockstrap.
Chivas USA lineup: Zach Thornton (Dan Kennedy 46), Mariano Trujillo (Jorge Flores 46), Michael Umaa, Daro Delgado, Carlos Borja, Michael Lahoud (Marcelo Saragosa 46), Osael Romero (Jose Macotelo 46), Blair Gaven (Ben Zemanski 46), Jess Padilla (Gerson Mayn 46), Justin Braun (Maicon Santos 46), Maykel Galindo (Chukwudi Chijindu 46).
The current and former teams of midfielder Anton Peterlin – the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs, the Ventura County Fusion of the Premier Development League – and now England’s Everton.
“I’m not sure how often such miracles happen, but I will not squander this opportunity,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
It helps to have Danish-Slovenian parents and hold an EU passport, but still.
Official club site.
What they’re saying in Liverpool.
What they’re saying in San Luis Obispo.
What they’re saying at Cal Poly.
The games that matter:
1:30 p.m. Saturday ESPN2 Galaxy at San Jose Earthquakes
5 p.m. Saturday KFTR San Luis at Chicago Fire
7 p.m. Saturday Tigres at Chivas USA
11 a.m. Sunday ESPN Brazil-Italy
11:25 a.m. Sunday ESPN2 Egypt-U.S.
3 p.m. Sunday Fox Soccer Channel FC Gold Pride at Sol
Meanwhile, the Galaxy tradition of shipping out apparently subpar players only to see them become reborn elsewhere continues in Portland with former goalkeeper Steve Cronin and in the nation’s capital where Josh Wicks is supplanting Louis Crayton.
But former Chivas USA midfielder Panchito Mendoza has seen his time at the mothership come to an end.