Don’t have plans for Saturday or Sunday? Head out to Cal South’s Soccer Nation Expo this weekend and come check out Chivas USA’s booth. The Red-and-White’s infamous mascot, the ChivaFighter, will be on site to take photos with fans from 12-2 pm on both days. Also, show off your video game skills and battle it out against ChivaFighter in our X-Box station.
If you’re interested in buying Chivas USA season tickets or joining the Academy, our friendly staff will be more than happy to guide you in the right direction.
Hope to see you there!
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
When: Saturday, Feb. 16 (9 am- 5pm) and Sunday, Feb. 17 (8am- 4pm)
Cost: Free! (Parking ranges from $12-$15)
Chivas USA Supporter Group Union Ultras are giving you the opportunity to win your 2013 season seats! After supporting the Red-and-White in Saturday’s scrimmage against Gangwon FC, the Ultras will head to The Home Depot Center’s Field 7 to host their first Copa ChivaBono.
The soccer tournament will consist of eight, six-player teams and two 15-minute halves. Players of the winning team will each earn one season seat pack. Aside from the tournament, the Ultras will have a raffle, giving away many Chivas USA goodies. Coach Chelis is scheduled to make an appearance in the tournament.
The cost to enter the tournament is of $20. If interested, contact Ultras Representative Julio Ramos at (818) 395-4918.
What: Copa ChivaBono
Where: The Home Depot Center Field 7
When: 2 pm PT
Have something you want to ask Chivas USA Team Captain Dan Kennedy? Well, here’s your chance! This Friday, February 8, we’ll be hosting our first ChivaChat of the year with the Red-and-White ‘keeper starting at
1 pm PT (UPDATE - start time has been moved to 12 p.m. PT). In order to participate, you must follow us on Twitter (@cdchivasusa), and send your question for Kennedy using the hashtag #ChivaChat. Fans can submit their questions starting as early as today!
Hope to hear from you!
It was a day full of smiles as Chivas USA’s supporter group the Union Ultras held their first ‘Dia de los Reyes’ (Three Kings Day) Toy Giveaway on Sunday afternoon in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Sun Valley.
Before the event, CDChivasUSA.com spoke with Ultras representatives, who estimated that they had around toys for about 100+ kids. But on Friday and Saturday night, the Ultras began gathering more toys and gifts for the event, including donations from Chivas USA. On the big day, over 400 children were given a gift to celebrate the holiday.
“It was nice to see so many children smiling and happy,” said Ultras representative Julio Ramos. Also in attendance, the infamous ChivaFighter helped the Ultras put those smiles on children’s’ faces as he interacted with the kids and their families. Click here to view a gallery of the event.
If you’re interested in joining Chivas USA supporter group Union Ultras or Black Army 1850, click here to find out more.
Come join Chivas USA Supporter Group Union Ultras in their first ‘Día de los Reyes’ Toy Giveaway this Sunday, January 6 in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Sun Valley. Members of the Union Ultras, members of the church, and the one and only, ChivaFighter will be in attendance! Don’t miss out on a great event!
What: Union Ultras Día de los Reyes Toy Giveaway
Where: Our lady of the Holy Rosary
7800 Vineland Avenue.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Time: 12:30 p.m.
For more information on the event or to make a donation, contact Union Ultras representative Julio Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don’t have a Twitter account, check out the top tweets from this week that might make you want to join the social media platform and keep the conversation going. Just remember, you can follow Chivas USA (@cdchivasusa) for the most up-to-date news:
On Wednesday, November 28 was the final day to re-new or pick up player contracts. Our most active tweeters posted their excitement on coming back to the Goats:
Option picked up for another year.Can't wait to start next season!
— Ante Jazic (@AnteJazic) November 28, 2012
Option picked up for next year! #ManOnaMission
— Rauwshan McKenzie (@BigMcK4) November 29, 2012
— Heather O'Neill (@originalhoneill) November 28, 2012
Yup, so are we. Anyone else?
Still eating leftovers..
— Rauwshan McKenzie (@BigMcK4) November 27, 2012
Translation: “People in LA wear sunglasses even when it rains.” True LA story, Laurent. And you know you live in California when you see girls wearing boots in 85 degree weather. We’d have to use the hashtag: #firstworldproblems
Les gens a LA portent des lunettes de soleil meme quand il pleut.
— laurent courtois (@laurentcourtois) November 29, 2012
Dan Kennedy might’ve not won MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and we think we just found out the most legit reason:
Clearly MLS voting committee or Simon Cowell or whomever is in charge of voting GK of the year was distracted by Dan Kennedy's chiseled jaw.
— DreamboatDan (@DreamboatDan1) November 28, 2012
Chivas USA’s U16 and U18 teams headed to Florida this week for Saturday’s U.S. Soccer Federation Winter Showcase. From LA, we wish the squads the best of luck!
getting after it on our sports session planner...cranking sessions out left and right...
— MikeE Munoz (@MikeEMunoz) November 27, 2012
— Eric Gonzalez (@ericgo28) November 30, 2012
Write the best caption you got for the picture above and enter to win four (4) tickets to this Saturday’s game vs. Real Salt Lake at 7:30 p.m. PT in The Home Depot Center. But remember, no foul language is permitted! Deadline is tomorrow at 9 a.m. PT. Start now!
This past weekend, Chivas USA culminated its 5th year of Chivas at the Park Soccer Clinics. As a result of the program, 23,000 boys and girls in the Los Angeles area received affordable soccer training and learned how to live healthier lifestyles. Chivas USA is looking forward to continuing to work with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and the Mayor’s Office next year. Thanks to everyone that participated and made these clinics so successful!
Major League Soccer and MLS W.O.R.K.S. have pledged to not tolerate discrimination, bias or harassment of any kind. Don't cross the line! MLS W.O.R.K.S. will make a donation to help stop discrimination for every pledge made during the 2012 season. Chivas USA takes the pledge... do you?
Yet another exciting edition of the BarraClásico was disputed last night ahead of this Sunday’s SuperClásico match. For those that don’t know, the BarraClásico is a trio of games between Chivas USA and LA Galaxy Front Office staff and Supporter Groups.
Chivas USA’s Front Office took yet ANOTHER win last night, this time with a 4-3 final score. It was the Marketing Department’s time to shine as Promotions Coordinator and Front Office top goal scorer Kevin Ramirez scored his two goals (adding to the two he scored in previous editions); Street Team member Jesus also scored a pair for the Front Office adding to his two goals he counted with.
Meanwhile, Black Army 1850 was looking for their first victory of the year against the LA Riot Squad. The match was looking like a 1-1 draw (BA goal scored by Angel Mendoza), but the Galactic supporters took the 2-1 victory in the last minutes.
Last match of the day was between Union Ultras and the Angel City Brigade. The Ultras had lost their first match 1-0, but took a 3-1 victory in the second. The third match ended in a 1-1 draw, but due to goal aggregate that BOTH teams agreed on, the Ultras took the Supporters Trophy.
Joining the Supporters, Chivas USA Forward and Captain Alejandro Moreno as well as Cesar Romero were in attendance last night. On behalf of Chivas USA, we’d like to thank everyone who came out to support our club. Now it’s on to getting the win the win this Sunday! Arriba las Chivas!