WINNERS & LOSERS: Chivas Guadalajara routs Boca; Rio's troubles

On Wednesday, in his first game since Coach Thomas Rongen was moved from head coach to sporting director, CHIVAS USA picked up his fifth point in 11 games with a 1-1 tie with Kansas City. Hans Westerhof, previously Chivas Guadalajara's director of soccer who led the player selection process for Chivas USA, has been named Rongen's replacement.

While the hype surrounding ENGLAND's friendly on Tuesday against Colombia at Giants Stadium focused on David Beckham, it was MICHAEL OWEN who stole the show with a hat trick in a 3-2 win in front of 50,807. Owen, 25, has scored 32 goals for England in 70 appearances, putting him fourth on England's all-time scorers' list behind Jimmy Greaves (44), Gary Lineker (48) and Bobby Charlton (49).

As part of a doubleheader with the England-Colombia game, the METROSTARS picked up their first home win since September 2004 with a 2-1 victory over Chicago.


Manchester United and England defender RIO FERDINAND was banned from driving for a month in late May for a speeding incident in which he passed a police car while driving 105 mph. It marked his fourth driving ban after a drunk-driving conviction in 1997 and speeding violations in 2002 and 2003. In the wake of his latest driving ban, Ferdinand was questioned by police about a hotel stag party involving other players in which a guest was sprayed with a fire extinguisher.

After RONALDO indicated he didn't want to play in this summer's Confederations Cup, Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira dropped him from the roster for World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay on Sunday and Argentina on June 8.
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