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Tommy Lasorda, Pete Carroll are backing Chivas USA

November 7, 2008 |  4:20 pm

Brad Guzan when he was with Chivas USA. So Tommy Lasorda is a Chivas USA fan, huh? Who knew?

The former Dodgers manager is one of a handful of sports celebrities who have shown up on a YouTube video exhorting the Major League Soccer team to overcome Real Salt Lake in a playoff game in Carson on Saturday night.

Lasorda is joined on the video by the likes of the Lakers' Luke Walton and Sasha Vujacic, the Clippers' Eric Gordon, USC's Pete Carroll and, most sincere of all, former Chivas goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

The popular 'keeper, who left the MLS club to join Aston Villa of the English Premier League in July, recorded a shutout in the Czech Republic on Thursday night. England's Guardian newspaper said it was a fortutious goal and "heroics from Guzan" that kept Slavia Prague at bay in a 1-0 victory by Aston Villa in the UEFA Cup.

-- Grahame L. Jones

Photo: Brad Guzan had been one of Chivas' key players before joining Aston Villa of the English Premier League. Credit: Victor Decolongon / Getty Images