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Chivas lose match, 'Chicharito' too

GUADALAJARA -- Morelia stomped on the Chivas de Guadalajara, 3-0, at Jalisco Stadium in México's Torneo Bicentenario.

Guadalajara started out strong pressuring Monarcas.

Omar Bravo missed a shot on goal that would have clearly given the chivas the one-up, but the striker missed his mark.

The "Goal! Goal! Goals!" came from Monarcas' midfielder Elías Hernández, who scored twice (min. 28, 69) and Jorge Gastelum (min. 56) who added the third goal for the eventual victory.

Hernández began playing with the Moncarcas in 2007, and has established himself as a speedy and powerful player for Morelia.

He has scored 14 goals in 81 matches.

Chivas midfielder Edgar Mejía believes the loss was a mere hiccup, saying "Sincerely, I believe that the match wasn't that bad last Saturday. Despite the score, we know and we're confident that it will turn for the better in the championship."

"Against Morelia, there were details that caused us to lose the match badly."

México's next round takes place on Wednesday (April 14). Chivas will travel to the border to face the host Indios de Cuidad Juarez. Morelia will host Jaguares de Chiapas for the round 15.

Chivas de Guadalajara attacker Javier 'El Chicharito' Hernández, México's leading scorer (10) and a huge hope for El Tri, signed a multi-million dollar deal with Manchester United.

"El Chicharito is the biggest hope for Mexican soccer and its future," he said.

According to reports, the deal was so secret, Hernández kept it from his family until the official notice was made.

"I just wanted to jump on to the pitch and start playing," Hernández told reporters. "The support is amazing, whether the team is winning or losing, and the quality of the players and the league known."

Hernández took his father, Tomás Balcazar, who played in the 1954 World Cup for México, to Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. He begins play on July 1.

"I'm full of gratitude to everyone for helping me accomplish this. I'm living in a dream. I thank God that I am living it," said Hernández.

A strong prospect for México's final roster for the World Cup in South Africa, he scored four goals in four matches. Hernández also made 10 goals for Chivas after eight matches thus far.

MLS hosts 2010 Copa Budweiser

NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer is offering a amateur soccer players a chance at attending the World Cup in South Africa.

A six-on-six amateur soccer tournament dubbed "Copa Budweiser" is scheduled to be played in 16 California cities from April 17 to May 9. Eight players are allowed per team, and at least one official goalie.

All players must be age 21 and over to participate. Local-area tournaments can host up to 64 teams. Two teams will advance to the finals at the Home Depot Center in Carson on May 16.

Champions will then an all-expense paid trip to the international Copa Budweiser, which will be played at one of the World Cup venues in South Africa.

First MLS win for Vásquez, Chivas USA

CARSON -- Chivas USA head coach Martín Vásquez, marked his first MLS victory as a head coach.

Jesús Padilla and Zach Thornton each scored in a 2-0 victory over the visiting New York Red Bulls last Saturday at the Home Depot Center.

"I will have to relax a little bit, cool down a little bit," said Vásquez. "I'm a little emotional right now because of the win." The Chivas are 1-2 after three rounds in the current season.

MLB searches for everyday all-stars

Major League Baseball is reaching to you; the viewing public to nominate citizens who go all-out to serve their community.

In conjunction with People magazine, the MLB are looking for people to be honored at the 2010 MLB All-Star Game in Anaheim on July 13.

Examples of the people are mentors to disadvantaged children or people who care for abandoned pets, and people can even nominate themselves.

All nominees must be 16 years and older. The deadline is May 14 and can register at mlb.com/peopleallstarsamongus/

Pachuca, Cruz Azul in CONCACAF final

MÉXICO CITY -- Mexican clubs Cruz Azul and Tuzos de Pachuca will compete for the honor of the

Cruz Azul shut out, 5-0 (5-1 global), Pumas and Pachuca advanced on a 1-0 (2-1 global) victory over Toluca.

The first-of-two match championship is scheduled for April 21 with Cruz Azul hosting, and April 28.

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