MLS inaugurated what they expect will be an annual event on Monday, the Homegrown game. At this year's game, in Portland ahead of the All-Star Game later this week, a squad of Homegrown players from around MLS took on the Portland Timbers' U-23s at Providence Park, and finished in a scoreless draw.
The lone Chivas USA selection for the game, forward Caleb Calvert, got the start for the MLS youngsters. The 17-year-old, highlighted by ESPN analyst and former striker Taylor Twellman before and during the game (though he continually called him 16 years old during the broadcast) had a couple of half-chances and made several good runs, but couldn't get a goal in his 45 minutes of action. To be fair, though, he was part of a team that had only had a training session or two together, as opposed to the Timbers U-23s, who spend more time together.
Either way, it looked like a decent showing on a national stage for the youngster. Congrats, Caleb, and we're looking forward to seeing you suit up for the Goats!
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