Right now, we are in a busy summer of soccer. The Copa America, happening right now, is one of the many tournaments that are going on during the next couple of months. And there's three former Goats playing in the Copa right now: Brad Guzan of USA, Miller Bolanos of Ecuador, and Roberto Nurse (Panama). For most of these reports, look back on the site for Alicia's full report on the matches. These Once a Goat reports are about the specific players who played for Chivas.
Ex-Chivas USA Goalkeeper Brad Guzan and current starting USA goalkeeper (Who played for the Goats between 2005-2008) had a rough match against Colombia. The USA lost 2-0 to open the tournament, and Guzan let in both goals. The first on an early corner kick kicked in by AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata. Then late in the first half, Real Madrid's James Rodriquez scored on a penalty.
The US team played well enough in spurts, but didn't have the chance to create chances or strike fear in Colombia. Jurgen Klinsmann tried to erase the effectiveness of Juan Cuadrado, and had Fabian Johnson play against him, where his strengths were ultimately muted.
Striker Miller Bolanos (Ecuador) who now plays for Brazilan side Gremio was very unlucky in a 0-0 tie against Brazil on Saturday. He was called off on his way to the goal, when it was fumbled in by Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson. For a complete view of this match, read Alicia's excellent report on the site. Miller played for the Goats in 2012-2013. He's also reportedly being scouted by Swansea City, who are now owned by an American.
Finally, Roberto Nurse - a Panama striker who played for Chivas in the 2008 season. He's currently on loan from Sinaloa to Zacatecas in Mexico. Bolivia v Panama was played Monday night in the first Copa match of the night. He however in the 2-1 win, did not see the field. Panama showed again their chippiness, and their ability to score when it matters.
And that's the matchday one round-up in the Copa America. If we missed anyone, please let us know in the comment section, and we will add them in the next round up. Until then, have a great week, and enjoy your soccer.