Was wondering if anyone knew about the situation with ex-Cal forward Chris Cortez. He was a highly regarded freshmen for the Bears last year. http://calbears.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/cortez_chris00.htm His career got off to a good start when he scored the tying goal against Santa Clara in the second game of the season. But Cortez, despite starting eight more games - and playing in ten more - and taking 25 shots, 12 of them on goal, never scored again and was relegated to reserve status for the second part of last year. Here are Cal's stats for last year: http://calbears.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/stats/2006-2007/teamcume.html But Cortez isn't on the roster this year. I know that in the summer of 06 and again this past summer, he played on Chivas USA's U-19 team, which is an amateur club and featured several other college and college-bound players. (The Farfans from Cal State Fullerton among them.) Then, I'm reading a report of some MLS reserve games and there I see playing for Chivas USA is a Chris Cortez. http://chivas.usa.mlsnet.com/news/t...ent_id=119302&vkey=pr_cdc&fext=.jsp&team=t120 In that game, against KC, he got an assist. I got an e-mail with a match report of their game against Chicago's reserves and a Chris Cortez scored two goals in a 4-3 win. He's listed as a guest player in both reports (and is, in fact, not currently on the team's roster on MLSnet). But I'm wondering if it's the same Chris Cortez that once played at Cal and if it's not, does anyone know where the Cal Chris Cortez is? But if it is the same guy, that pretty much ends his college career because even reserve division games are pro games and would be an NCAA violation. And, if it is the same guy, kinda wild that he'd be more productive in a handful of pro reserve games than he was in a full season of college ball. Maybe that's an indictment on the quality of MLS reserve games. Maybe it's a comment on college soccer or Cal's program. Or maybe it's just an example of a player not being a good fit at one place but doing well someplace where he was a good fit.