Chivas USA

22 February 6:00 pm

With just eight days until the start of the 2013 MLS season, Chivas USA hit the field to continue working towards the March 2nd match against Columbus Crew at The Home Depot Center.

Led by assistant coach Isidro Sanchez, half the squad worked on finishing plays, while the other half enjoyed playing a game of soccer tennis. Halfway through training, groups switched activities. Training separately, midfielders Oswaldo Minda and Jorge Villafaña continue recovering from their injuries.

Coach Jose Luis Sanchez Solá, also known as ‘El Chelis,’ was not in training this week, but returns to Los Angeles on Friday and will be in the Red-and-White’s scrimmage on Saturday.

The Red-and-White will host LA Blues on Saturday at The Home Depot Center’s Field 4 starting at 11 a.m. PT. Chivas USA sits undefeated in preseason, most recently playing South Korea’s Gangwon FC to a scoreless draw at Titan Stadium. For team updates, make sure to follow Chivas USA on Twitter: @cdchivasusa

22 February 3:25 pm

 

Get to know quick fun facts about new Chivas USA midfielder Edgar Mejia:

-Born July 17, 1988 (24 years old)

- Nickname is ‘Chore’ because of his ears.

-Made professional debut on November 11, 2006. Less than a month later, the team earned their 11th star

-part of the squad that won the first World Cup title with U17 team on October 2, 2005

-scored the lone goal in Chivas Guadalajara’s 3-1 loss to Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid

-You can follow him on Twitter: @Chore_Mejia

22 February 3:24 pm

Get to know quick fun facts about new Chivas USA midfielder Giovani Casillas:

-Upon his return to GDL facilities after winning the FIFA U17 World Cup, Casillas, along with Carlos Fierro, had their head shaved as a form of celebration

-Follow him on Twitter: @GioCasillas95

-scored three goals in the 2011 FIFA World Cup; against North Korea, Netherlands and Uruguay

Check out those goals:

Giovanni Casillas goal vs Uruguay- U17 World Cup:

 

Casillas goal vs Barcelona: 

22 February 3:24 pm

Get to know quick fun facts about new Chivas USA defender Mario De Luna:

-Made debut with Chivas on November 8, 2008
-El Chelis will have an eye on de Luna. Back in 2009, de Luna scored a goal against Puebla in a controversial match that ended in a 2-2 draw with Chivas Guadalajara.

-You can follow De Luna on Twitter: @delunamario

Check out de Luna’s goal vs. Mexico’s Tigres UANL (featuring former Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein)

22 February 1:35 pm

On Friday, Chivas USA held a ChivaChat with midfielder Carlos Alvarez. Alvarez took over the team twitter account and answered questions submitted by fans. Check out a few of Alvarez’ responses and make sure to follow Chivas USA on Twitter (@cdchivasusa). Stay tuned for the next ChivaChat, and leave a comment below telling us which player you want to take over @cdchivasusa next.

 

22 February 11:13 am

No te pierdas este domingo un reportaje especial con el Director Técnico de Chivas USA Jose Luis Sanchez Solá, “El Chelis”, a las 11pm PT por ESPN Deportes! El técnico mexicano estará hablando sobre su experiencia con Chivas USA y qué planes tiene para el rebaño angelino.

Vea la previa a este reportaje especial:

22 February 10:47 am

Want to grab a drink and chat with Chivas USA head coach Jose Luis Sanchez Solá, ‘El Chelis?’ Here’s your chance! Join the Union Ultras for Chelas with Chelis this Saturday, Feb. 23 from 5-7pm in Pacoima!

In order to participate, you MUST RSVP with and put down a $40 deposit for a season seat. Call Sally Meza at 310-630-4585 for more information!

Who: Chivas USA coach Jose Luis Sanchez Solá, ‘El Chelis’

           Supporter Group Union Ultras

           YOU!

When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from 5-7pm

Where: Home of Julio Ramos

                13564 Filmore St., Pacoima, CA 91331

RSVP with Sally Meza: 310-630-4585 (office); 310-710-4715 (cell) or contact Julio Ramos at 818-395-4918 or Jose Salcedo at 818-799-2069

19 February 12:28 pm

Want to get to know SuperDraft pick Carlos Alvarez? The Chivas USA midfielder will be participating in our ChivaChat this Friday, Feb. 22 starting at 12pm PT.

Here’s how you can participate:

·         Follow Chivas USA on Twitter: @cdchivasusa

·         Send us your question using hashtag #ChivaChat

·         Stay tuned this Friday as Alvarez answers your questions!

Hope to hear from you!

15 February 3:18 pm

Chivas USA will face Colorado Rapids Friday night at Sam Boyd Stadium and the Las Vegas Pro Soccer Challenge organizers have provided a live stream of the match. Kicking off at 7:30 pm PT, fans can tune into the game in Las Vegas.

Click here to go to the Live Stream.

If you won’t be able to watch the stream, you can follow Chivas USA on Twitter for the latest game updates: @cdchivasusa

What’s your prediction for the game? COMMENT below 

15 February 2:45 pm

With Jersey Week kicking-off on Feb. 25, Major League Soccer, Chivas USA and Futbol Artist Network (FAN) give you the opportunity to win your own Red-and-White jersey!

Here’s how you can participate. From Thursday, Feb. 14-19, send a tweet that includes the following four elements:

·         The link to an original photo of your artwork, available on public domain (ex: Instagram, Photobucket, Flickr, etc.)

·         A brief description of how your artwork is connected to your favorite MLS Club

·         The hashtags: #TrueColors and the @handle of your club

·         Lastly, make sure your account is following @MLS

The winner will be notified on Twitter by direct message from @MLS on Feb. 22, and announced online thereafter.

What are you waiting for? Send your artwork now! Click here for official contest rules.

Check out the first submission for Chivas USA:

Chivas USA

Title: We're Chivas USA

Artist Name: Betirri Bengtson

Artist Location: Houston, TX

Twitter: @artistbetirri

Description: This painting represents a team that is unified by the iconic red & white stripes, which can be interpreted in every fan's own way.