Editor's Note: This marks the first article for Matthew Hoffman, who is a new writer on The Goat Parade. He'll probably write about a little bit of everything moving forward, but he knows his way around a chalkboard and has good insight on
that will hopefully enrich your understanding of the team. Welcome Matthew!
I might be going out on a limb here, but I'm hard pressed to believe that few have scored a goal in their first MLS start, let alone in their first Chivas USA start, faster than
. In his first start, against the
San Jose Earthquakes
, Correa has demonstrated just why negotiations to pry the Colombian international from his parent club took so long.
The speed and precision Correa brings to the table were made immediately apparent in the fourth minute. Though he has only been training with the club for a short period of time, the build up to the goal indicates Correa is already finding chemistry with his teammates.
Let's take a look a couple of chalkboard diagrams to see how Correa, as well as other Chivas players, were effective against San Jose:
The play that led ...