A lot of riders start riding at usually about 4, but we have riders up to 60 years old that race on a weekly basis, Castro said. He said its also common to see a lot of families in the sport. A lot of dads; Im into it because my son races, Castro said. The whole familys into it. With Castro was 9-year-old Aidan, a small, suntanned boy with a mess of brown hair and a big smile. Aidans own report was that he had been racing since the age of 4. Officially, Castro said the boy has been racing for three to four months. He just started racing, and this is his first big race that hes come to, Castro said. Clearly excited, Aidan had climbed to the top of a fence overlooking the start hill where the pros were just about to race. Wearing a blue and black bodysuit that identified him as a rider, when Aidan was asked if he liked to race because it was crazy and gave him a good rush, he said, Yup thats exactly what he likes about BMX. I just like riding, he said. Something Adams said is a valid reason to ride.
By Jim Peltz October 6, 2013, 6:13 p.m. The Galaxy couldn’t have scripted Sunday’s game much better. Needing a victory to stay firmly in Major League Soccer ‘s playoff race, the reigning MLS champion prevailed in game it was expected to win by beating last-place Chivas USA , 5-0, at StubHub Center. The Galaxy’s goals came early and often despite the 92-degree temperature at game time. The Galaxy’s star forwards, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane , each scored twice and Gyasi Zardes also scored. Also Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena suspended for game against Chivas USA Donovan tied Jeff Cunningham for the MLS all-time scoring record of 134 regular-season goals. Donovan, speaking about holding the record outright with his next goal, said “it would be nice to get it and get it out of the way so that there’s no attention on it.” He added: I would trade, maybe not all of them, but most of them for another championship ring.” When the game ended, the Galaxy was tied with the Colorado Rapids for fourth place with 48 points in the Western Conference. The two teams were only four points behind first-place Real Salt Lake , three points behind second-place Seattle and one point behind third-place Portland, which was playing Vancouver on Sunday night. The top five teams at the end of the regular season qualify for the playoffs. The Galaxy, seeking its third consecutive MLS championship, has three games left in the regular season. This was the third and final game of the regular season between the Galaxy and Chivas USA, which share StubHub Center as their home venue, in what’s known as the “SuperClasico” series.
Carlos Bocanegra on Chivas USA humiliation: “To lose like we did is embarrassing”
In a season filled with ugly showings, last-place Chivas USA might have saved their worst for just about last. A plan to contain Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane crumbled quickly in a 5-0 loss to the LA Galaxy on Sunday afternoon, as did any hope of putting a dent into their cross-hall rivals playoff hopes. The Rojiblancos wilted in the heat, struggling mightily in the third leg of the SuperClasico and leaving head coach Jose Luis Guero Real questioning his teams effort for the first time. Without a doubt, this has not only been a bad performance, but we also lacked spirit, Real told reporters. Thats the part that leaves all of us coaches and players alike very discouraged. I can give you five excuses for what happened, but thats worthless. The only thing that counts here is that we played very poorly. OPTA Spotlight: Galaxy passing runs Chivas USA ragged The Goats were thoroughly overwhelmed, surrendering three goals in a span of 20 minutes in the first half. Much of the damage was done on crosses, with Gyasi Zardes repeatedly victimizing Mario de Luna from the flank to assist on two goals and score one himself. Not even the return of veteran Carlos Bocanegra (leg) to the lineup could help Chivas USA, as the Galaxy controlled possession and dissected a struggling backline that has allowed 10 goals over the last three matches. Everyone is pissed off, Bocanegra told reporters. To lose like we did is embarrassing.