It simply took one match for Argentine midfielder Marcos Mondaini to show that he has the tools to make a substantial wallop with Chivas USA.
In the lodges 3-2 red ink to Sporting Kansas City on Sat, the Argentine, who was got on loan from Uruguayan social club CA Fenix during the preseason, was a consistent scourge for Chivas. the late spring chicken production of Argentine giant stars Boca Juniors ofttimes had difficulty for Sporting, creating a number of lucks for the Rojiblancos with his play along the flanks.
After the match, head coach Robin Fraser admitted that it was a shining MLS debut for Mondaini.
“He’s been getting better from the first day that he got here, to be honest,” said Fraser. “He’s an intelligent, crafty, quick player who has been in a number of big games, and I thought for his first MLS game he was completely unfazed.”
In Frasers 4-1-4-1 formation Mondaini was oftentimes doing work in tandem with midfielder Nick LaBrocca, the two compounding with aggressors Justin Braun and Alejandro Moreno to create chances for the Goats.
Not entirely limited to making, Mondaini had a chance of his ain in 12th moment of maneuver when LaBrocca directed him in on goal. Mondiani elicited a shot that forced a toe-save from Sporting goalie Jimmy Nielsen.
For a squad that had fought to nock ends in the preseason, Mondainis spirit along the left side went forth many encouraged that Chivas USA can create many more opportunities in the coming up matches. nevertheless, for the man himself, the success was waxwork.
While promoted by his ability to perform in his first match, he acknowledged that there was stock still much oeuvre to be done for Chivas with a match against the opposing admirer Colorado Rapids on the horizon.
“It’s a little bit weird because I’m happy to play my first game for Chivas, but I’m sad about the result,” said Mondaini. “We need to keep our heads up and keep working. It was an open game especially for us, but unfortunately we allowed some unfortunate goals, so we have to fix our mistakes.”