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Chivas' Chijindu chooses futbol over football

Updated: April 14, 2010, 11:07 PM ET
By Scott French

Chukwudi Chijindu's performance in Chivas USA's victory over New York last week has surely won him another start, and he's atop the list of the club's youngsters expected to take a huge step forward this season.

His cousin is Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, and there was a time Chijindu's thoughts drifted toward the NFL.

Chijindu, whom everyone calls "Chucky," was a star football player at Damien High School in La Verne, a placekicker (with a range of about 50 yards), safety, ...

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