Chivas USA

26 February 2:21 de la tarde

This Friday, March 1, Chivas USA will officially introduce the 2013 coaching staff, players, club officials and the new away jersey in a private event. Chivas USA and Chivas Guadalajara’s Sporting President Dennis te Klose will be conducting the presentation where Jose Luis Sanchez Solá, ‘El Chelis,’ will be presented as head coach.

Chivas USA will kick off its ninth season when it hosts the Columbus Crew at The Home Depot Center as part of MLS’ March to Soccer on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (PT). Ticket packs and individual tickets are now available. To purchase tickets to the opening match, call 1-877-244-8271 or click here for more information.

Fans can follow the presentation on Chivas USA’s official Twitter account: @cdchivasusa

24 February 12:35 de la tarde

Not all teams give their fans the opportunity to meet, hang out and have a drink with the club head coach. On Saturday evening, Chivas USA and supporter group Union Ultras did just that, hosting the first ‘Chelas with Chelis’ in Pacoima.

Just a few hours after Chivas USA earned a 5-1 victory over the LA Blues, the Red-and-White coach Jose Luis Sanchez Solá joined the Ultras and the ChivaFighter for the ultimate fan experience. Fans had the opportunity to meet, take pictures and have tacos with Chelis. Many took the opportunity the talk to Chelis about team performance and what they could expect in the new season.

In order to participate, interested fans needed to put a $40 down payment for a 2013 season seat. At the end of the event, the Union Ultras were able to recruit six new members that will be supporting the team in Section 101.

If you’d like to join a Chivas USA Supporter Group and take part of future events like this one, click here for more information. Make sure to stay tuned for the next ‘Chelas with Chelis!’

22 February 6:40 de la tarde

Chivas USA Youth Academy forward Caleb Calvert was named U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy’s Player of the Week after a superb performance with the U18 squad last weekend.

Calvert, 16, recently joined the U18 team after playing the first half of the 2012-2013 season with the U16’s. On Saturday, the young Goats earned their first win of the year thanks to two goals from Calvert, helping lead the team to the final 2-1 victory over Crossfire Premiere. The following day, the Phelan, Calif. native repeated himself and notched another two goals, this time against Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s U17/18 Team. The Red-and-White took a 3-2 victory over the Canadian team and now hold a 7-5-5 (W-L-T) record and sit in fifth place of the Southwest Division.

Before joining the U18 squad, Calvert had scored 13 goals with the U16s, becoming the top goal scorer for the young team.

Nicknamed “Rooney,” Calvert has a bright future ahead. Make sure to follow Calvert’s progress in the Academy by following Chivas USA’s Youth Academy on Twitter: @ChivasUSAYouth

22 February 6:00 de la tarde

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 de la tarde

 

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 de la tarde

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 de la tarde

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 de la tarde

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 de la mañana

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 de la mañana

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