L.A. BLUES: 2012 Schedule/Roster

Two changes from the original slate announced in January. The regular season will close with a Thursday-Saturday series against the Harrisburg City Islanders. Initially, it was to be a Friday-Sunday set.

April 14 vs. Rochester Rhinos, 7:30 p.m.

April 20 vs. Rochester Rhinos, 7:30 p.m.

May 4 vs. Wilmington Hammerheads, 7:30 p.m.

May 6 vs. Wilmington Hammerheads, 5 p.m.

May 11 at Dayton Dutch Lions, 4:30 p.m.

May 12 at Pittsburgh Riverhounds, 4 p.m.

May 22 U.S. Open Cup second round TBA

May 24 at Orlando City SC, 4:30 p.m.

May 26 at Charleston Battery, 4:30 p.m.

May 29 Potential U.S. Open Cup third round TBA

June 5 Potential U.S. Open Cup fourth round TBA

June 15 vs. Dayton Dutch Lions, 7:30 p.m.

June 17 vs. Dayton Dutch Lions, 5 p.m.

June 26 Potential U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal TBA

June 28 at Charlotte Eagles, 4 p.m.

June 30 at Wilmington Hammerheads, 4:30 p.m.

July 3 at Richmond Kickers, 4 p.m.

July 6 vs. Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m.

July 8 vs. Orlando City SC, 5 p.m.

July 10 Potential U.S. Open Cup semifinal TBA

July 12 at Antigua Barracuda, 4 p.m.

July 14 at Antigua Barracuda, 1:30 p.m.

July 27 at Rochester Rhinos, 4:35 p.m.

July 28 at Harrisburg City Islanders, 4 p.m.

July 31 at Pittsburgh Riverhounds, 4 p.m.

Aug. 7 or 8 Potential U.S. Open Cup final TBA

Aug. 9 vs. Antigua Barracuda, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 11 vs. Antigua Barracuda, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 16 vs. Harrisburg City Islanders, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 18 vs. Harrisburg City Islanders, 5 p.m.

Home games in boldface; non-USL Pro games in italics; all times Pacific


The Blues have 20 players on the books, with a few more to follow. Among those in camp on trial are former Chivas USA forward Maykel Galindo. And word is an Iranian defender with big-time European experience could be headed to Fullerton. A third goalkeeper is signed, but there are problems with his paperwork, so he's not official yet.

These players are official as of opening day, listed with nationality if not U.S., with local hometowns, high schools, colleges and former MLS or local adult club affiliations:


1 Amir Abedzadeh (Iran)

12 Jose Miranda (Cuba)


3 Shay Spitz (Australia/Orange Coast College and Cal State Fullerton)

8 Bryan Burke (Newport Beach/Corona del Mar HS)

13 Ebrima Jatta (Gambia)

15 Matheau Hall

19 Carlos Borja (Anaheim/Loara HS), Chivas USA (2006-07, 2010), Anaheim Bolts (indoor)

22 Sunhyung Cho (South Korea/Bethesda Christian University)

23 Ladislas Bushiri (Canada)


2 Erlys Garcia (Cuba), Hollywood United FC

4 George Davis IV

7 Brian Farber

10 Chad Bond (Wales)

17 Ricky Waddell (Scotland)

18 Cheunyong Park (South Korea/Bethesda Christian University)

99 Irving Garcia (UC Irvine), New York Red Bulls (2010)


9 Allan Russell (Scotland)

11 Luis Gonzalez (Long Beach/Millikan HS, Cerritos College and Cal Poly Pomona)

16 Matt Fondy

25 Israel Sesay, Galaxy (2007-10), Hollywood United FC


Head coach/general manager: Charlie Naimo

Associate head coach: Shayon Jalayer

Assistant coach: Vishtasp Farhadi

Assistant coach: Mahmoud Arya Nejad

Assistant director of player personnel: Salvador Moran

Goalkeeper coach: Eduardo Castro