As the Mayan predictions did not come to fruition, we now await the 2013 Chivas USA season. But before we get there, we got an offseason to traverse. So what's been going on lately with our team since we last talked?
Forward Juan Agudelo received his first call up to the U.S. National team in over a year as the U.S. took on Russia in Krasnodar in mid November. A 2nd half sub, Agudelo set up midfielder Michael Bradley, for a goal in the 76th minute to tie the match.
“Someone put the ball forward to Juan and Juan did a great job of seeing that I was going off him and putting the ball on my right foot", said Bradley of the assist. "I caught it perfect and was happy to see it go into the goal.”
Russia would score a penalty kick in the 82nd minute before Agudelo's U.S. U-23 teammates, Terrance Boyd and Mix Diskerud combined for the tying goal, 2 minutes into stoppage time.
Juan has also traveled to Scotland this offseason on a training stint with Scottish Premiere League giants, Celtic FC.
One of the biggest developments for the team so far has been the naming of José Luis Sanchéz Solá, also known as "El Chelis".
Chelis comes to the Goats having coached in Liga MX with the likes of Puebla, and Tecos as well as the 2nd division with Correcaminos. International coaches have a tendency to not do very well in MLS. However, known as a miracle worker south of the border, lets hope El Chelis bucks the trend in MLS and can lead the team to a better 2013. Of course, first thing first is to build up a roster than will be able to compete. More on that when something official is said by the team.
A player we all hope is not dealt away in an attempt to build up the roster, Dan Kennedy has apparently received the Hollywood treatment with his own short-documentary.
Clearly there is still work to be done on it, here's hoping a happy ending can still be added on when the 2013 season is all said and done.
That's it for now. More news in 2013 when it breaks.