Chivas USA

04 September 2:52 de la tarde

Bocanegra Career National Team Highlights

  • With his goal against Guatemala on Oct. 16, 2012, became the USA’s all-time leading goal scorer for defenders with 14
  • Tied for fourth among U.S. players for career World Cup qualifying appearances with 31
  • Became the 12th U.S. player to reach 100 caps when he started in the 3-2 win against Slovenia on Nov. 15, 2011
  • One of five U.S. players to play every minute of the 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Appeared in six World Cup matches spanning two tournaments
  • Played in 15 of 18 World Cup qualifiers in the 2010 cycle, notching game-winning goals in Guatemala in the semifinal round and against Honduras in the final phase
  • Captained the U.S. to the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup championship, his second regional title after first winning in 2002
  • Became one of the few players in U.S. Soccer history to simultaneously captain both his club side and the national team, which he did after captaining Fulham to a 3-3 draw against Tottenham on Sept. 1, and then took the armband for the USA in its game against Brazil on Sept. 9, 2007, in Chicago
03 September 7:37 de la mañana

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31 August 3:37 de la tarde

A little over a year ago, Chivas USA lost U-18 defender and team captain Julio Chavez in a tragic car accident in Modesto, Calif. But on Sunday night, Chivas USA had the honor to welcome Chavez’s surviving family, parents Francisco and Isabel Chavez, as well as his four siblings Francisco, Claudia, Rafael and Cecilia.

The family was presented a special captain’s armband, specially designed in honor of Chavez by local artist Uriel Bautista, before the start of the match, armband that goalkeeper Dan Kennedy will wear in Sunday night’s match. Additionally, all Red-and-White Youth Development team captains will wear the armband for the upcoming 2014/15 USSDA season that kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 6 in Bell Gardens.

Chávez, who had been a part of Chivas USA’s Youth Academy for over three years, worked hard to become what he always dreamed of, a professional soccer player. In the 2012/2013 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season, the Modesto, Calif. native played 13 games (eight starts) since an ACL tear cut his season in half.

Despite his injury, Chavez, who lived with a family in Southern California, continued attending his team’s training sessions in the City of Bell Gardens and was even able to recover ahead of planned. Outside of the field, Chavez was a great student, graduating from Birmingham High School in 2012. His performance in the classrooms and on the field led him to earn a full scholarship to attend the California State University in Los Angeles.

The Chivas USA organization welcomes the Chavez family and remembers the forever captain.

Hace poco más de un año, Chivas USA perdió al defensa y capitán de la Sub-18 Julio Chávez en un trágico accidente automovilístico en Modesto, Calif. Pero la tarde del domingo, Chivas USA tuvo el honor de darle la bienvenida a sus padres, Francisco e Isabel Chávez, al igual que a sus cuatro hermanos, Francisco, Claudia, Rafael y Cecilia.

La familia fue presentada con una banda de capitán especialmente diseñada por el artista local Uriel Bautista antes del arranque del partido, banda que el arquero Dan Kennedy portará en el partido del domingo. Además, todos los capitanes de la Academia de Desarrollo Rojiblanca portarán la banda durante la temporada 2014/15 que arrancará el 6 de septiembre en Bell Gardens.

Chávez, había sido parte de la Academia de Chivas USA por más de tres años, trabajando arduamente para convertirse en lo que más soñaba, ser futbolista profesional. En la temporada 2012/2013 de la Academia de Desarrollo de la Federación de Futbol, Chávez, originario de Modesto, había disputado 13 partidos (ocho de ellos como titular) ya que una ruptura de ligamento cruzado anterior cortó su temporada a la mitad.

A pesar de su lesión, Chávez, quien vivía con una familia en el Sur de California, continuaba asistiendo los entrenamientos de su equipo en la Ciudad de Bell Gardens y pudo recuperarse de su lesión más pronto de lo planeado. Fuera de las canchas, Chávez era un gran estudiante, graduándose de la Preparatoria Birmingham el año pasado. El desempeño en las aulas y en las canchas no se fueron apercibidas, y estaba listo para asistir a la Universidad Estatal de California en Los Ángeles con una beca completa.

La familia de Chivas USA le da la bienvenida a la Familia Chávez y recuerda al eterno capitán.

29 August 5:44 de la tarde

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21 August 10:30 de la mañana

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