John O'Brien

Chivas USA top San Diego State

CARSON, Calif. - John O'Brien, Drew Helm and René Corona scored to give Chivas USA a 3-0 win over San Diego State in a scrimmage played this morning on University Field 1 at The Home Depot Center.

O'Brien, starting his first game for Chivas USA, scored his very first goal for the Red-and-White in the fourth minute. The native of Playa del Rey, California evaded a pair of defenders before launching a 15-yard shot to give Chivas USA a 1-0 lead. In the 46th minute, rookie Helm dribbled past two defenders to put Chivas USA up 2-0. Finally, trialist Corona sealed the deal with a goal in the 68th minute off a rebound.

Chivas USA is preparing for its next MLS home game, against the New York Red Bulls, next Saturday, April 29 at The Home Depot Center. This Saturday, April 22, Chivas USA will play another scrimmage, against California, on University Field 1 at The Home Depot Center at 10:00 a.m.

Chivas USA, Major League Soccer's Mexican-owned, Los Angeles-based franchise, kicks off its fourth game of the 2006 MLS season on April 29, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. PT versus the New York Red Bulls at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Tickets, starting at just $10 per game, are available by calling 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or online via

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2006 - 10:00 A.M. PT

CHV - John O'Brien, 4
CHV - Drew Helm, 46
CHV - René Corona, 68

CHIVAS USA (4-4-2): Preston Burpo (Sam Reynolds, 46) - Esteban Arias, Jason Hernández, Carlos Llamosa, Ezra Hendrickson - Orlando Pérez, John O'Brien (Darren Spicer, 85), Mike Muñoz, Brent Whitfield - Darren Spicer (René Corona, 68), Drew Helm (Vardan Ardan, 46).

HEAD COACH: Bob Bradley.

SAN DIEGO STATE (4-4-2): David Diaz (Tally Hall, 46) - Matt McManus, Dan Ortiz, Jaime Wallace, Dennis Sánchez - Robbie Diaz (Mike Piazza, 28), Johan Helgasson, Nick Clemens, Kevin Werbner - Kraig Chiles, Andrew DiCicio.

HEAD COACH: Lev Kirshner.

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