First I.D. Camp in the books

29 January 3:54 pm

First I.D. Camp in the books

By Olivia Cervantes

Over 40 aspiring young soccer players joined Chivas USA’s Youth Academy on Monday night for the first I.D. Camp of three scheduled through the first half of the year. The camp was designated to find player’s for the new Chivas USA U14 squad that will take part in U.S. Soccer Development Academy 2013-2013 season starting in September of this year.

Nerves and excitement emerged as both participants and their families saw First Team coach Jose Luis ‘Chelis’ Sanchez Solá arrive in the tryouts. Chivas de Guadalajara Youth Director Jose Luis Real joined Chelis for the tryouts, and expressed his amazement with Southern California talent. Aside from Sanchez Solá and Real, all Youth Academy coaches oversaw the tryouts, with Youth Director Sacha van der Most having the final word.

“The tryouts were great, all the kids were super excited, especially with Chelis there,” said U16 coach Mike Munoz. “We had five or six kids that really caught our eye, and we’re going to keep in touch with those players and see what talent we find in the other camps.”

Chivas USA will host two more I.D. camps in Pomona for the U14 team; click here to register for future camps and make sure to follow the Youth Academy on Twitter: @ChivasUSAYouth