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16 April 2:25 de la tarde

Major League Soccer continues to expand! On Wednesday afternoon, MLS announced that Atlanta will join the League starting in 2017, becoming its 22nd team. The Atlanta side will be the first team to join the League in 2017, as Orlando City FC and New York City FC will be making their own debut in the 2015 MLS Season.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blanks, along with Atlanta’s Mayor Kassim Reed and Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s Executive Director Frank Poe made the announcement in Downtown Atlanta in front of hundreds of soccer fans. The new expansion team will play in the upcoming Falcons Stadium that will host 29,000 soccer fans upon its completion.

Chivas USA would like to welcome Atlanta to MLS! Click here to read a full press release sent by MLS Communications on the new team.

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¡La Major League Soccer continúa su expansión! La tarde del miércoles, la MLS anunció que Atlanta se integrará a la Liga a partir del 2017, convirtiéndose en el vigésimo segundo equipo de la Liga. El conjunto de Atlanta será el primero en integrarse a la Liga en el 2017 ya que Orlando City FC y New York City FC estarán debutando en la Temporada 2015 de la MLS.

El Comisionado de la MLS Don Garber, el dueño del Atlanta Falcons Arthur Blank, junto al Alcalde de Atlanta Kassim Reed y el Director Ejecutivo del Georgia World Congress Center Authority Frank Poe, hicieron el anuncio en un evento que se llevó a cabo en el Centro de Atlanta frente a cientos de aficionados de fútbol. El nuevo equipo de expansión jugará en el nuevo Estadio de los Falcons que albergará a 29.000 aficionados de fútbol en cuanto se construya completamente.

İChivas USA le da la bienvenida a Atlanta a la MLS! Clic aquí para leer el comunicado oficial del Departamento de Comunicaciones de la MLS.

19 November 7:31 de la tarde

La tarde del martes, la Major League Soccer anunció que a partir del año 2015, la Liga contará con su vigésimo primer equipo, Orlando City Soccer Club. El club de la Florida será el segundo equipo que debute en el 2015, después de que la MLS presentara a New York City FC el pasado 21 de mayo del 2013.

Orlando City arrancará su temporada inaugural en la MLS jugando en el Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium antes de mudarse a su propio estadio que se inaugurará el verano del 2015. En estos momentos, el equipo es miembro de la USL-Pro, donde en sus tres años de participación, el club se ha proclamado campeón en dos ocasiones, la última el 7 de septiembre de este año.

¡Chivas USA le da la bienvenida a Orlando City Soccer Club a la MLS! Descubre más sobre el nuevo equipo, haciendo clic aquí para leer el comunicado del Departamento de Prensa de la MLS.

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On Tuesday afternoon, Major League Soccer announced that starting in 2015, the League will now consist of 21 teams with the addition of Orlando City Soccer Club. The Florida side will be the second team to make its debut in 2015, as New York City FC was also introduced by MLS on May 21, 2013 .

Orlando City will begin playing in MLS at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium before heading into theirown stadium, which will be inaugurated in the Summer of 2015. The team currently plays in the USL-Pro League, where in three years, it has already won two championships; the latest one being achieved this year on Sept. 7.

Chivas USA would like to welcome Orlando City Soccer Club to MLS!  Discover more about the new team by clicking here and reading the official press release sent by MLS Communications.

03 July 10:49 de la mañana

¡Okay aficionados de Chivas USA! Aquí va otra oportunidad de ayudar a Tristan Bowen a ir al Partido de las Estrellas de la Major League Soccer del 2013, patrociando por AT&T. ¡Lo único que tienes que hacer es jugar FIFA 13!

Empezando el miércoles, 3 de julio a las 9 am (Hora del Pacífico) y hasta las 12 pm (hora del Pacífico) del 10 de julio, por cada gol que anotas con Bowen en FIFA 13 se contará por un voto a favor del delantero. El candidato de la MLS con la mayoría de goles será seleccionado a los Once de los Aficionados como el ‘In the Game Forward’ del Equipo de las Estrellas de la MLS de AT&T del 2013.

Estos son los modos de juego disponibles en FIFA 13:

-Kick Off

-Live Fixtures

-Games of the Week

-Ultimate Team

-Seasons, Career Mode

-Pro Club Seasons

-Online Friendlies

¡Empieza a jugar FIFA 13 y ayuda a Tristan a obtener más votos!

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Okay Chivas USA fans! Here’s another chance to continue helping Tristan Bowen get to the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. And all you have to do is play FIFA 13!

Starting Wednesday, July 3 at 9 am PT and until 12 pm PT on July 10, for every goal you score playing Bowen on FIFA 13, one vote will be counted towards him. The MLS Candidate with the most goals will be selected to the Fan XI as the AT&T MLS All-Star Team 'In the Game' Forward.

The eligible FIFA 13 Game Modes are:

-Kick Off

-Live Fixtures

-Games of the Week

-Ultimate Team

-Seasons, Career Mode

-Pro Club Seasons

-Online Friendlies

Get your FIFA 13 game on and help Tristan get some votes!

12 March 9:54 de la mañana

One win, three points, and two spots up in MLS Power Rankings. After kicking off in the last spot, Chivas USA have moved up to the 17th spot in the Rankings.

The Goats were able to move up after a comeback 3-1 win over FC Dallas on Sunday, the most goals scored by the Red-and-White since last season’s 3-3 draw at New England Revolution on August 29. The win also permitted Chivas to move up to third place in the Western Conference, just below Vancouver Whitecaps FC and LA Galaxy. Chivas will look to continue moving up as they prepare to face the Galaxy on Sunday in the first SuperClásico of the season.

Click here to see where other teams stand. What’s your take on the standings? Agree or Disagree?

27 February 10:44 de la mañana

Just three days from Opening Match, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber will present his March to Soccer address and will be available to media via live stream on the MLS YouTube channel and Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 3 pm PT.

The commissioner's March to Soccer address will include the presentation of new league initiatives for 2013 and a Q&A with media members, according to a release from the league.

Watch Commissioner Garber’s address below starting at 3pm PT:

15 February 2:45 de la tarde

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.

15 November 12:08 de la tarde

Chivas USA’s Ante Jazic and Dan Kennedy have been named finalists to MLS’ Year End Awards in their own respective categories. Defender Jazic is nominated for the Xbox Individual Fair Play Award while Dan Kennedy is nominated for Goalkeeper of the Year.

The Individual Fair Play award is issued using the criteria of fouls committed, cards received, games & minutes played, as well as an evaluation of sportsmanlike behavior.  In 2012, Jazic played a total of 27 games (all starts) received no yellow or red cards and committed eight fouls. Jazic is nominated for the award along with Chicago Fire’s Logan Pause and former Goat Heath Pearce of the New York Red Bulls. The winner of the award will be announced Monday, November 19.

In a challenging season for the Goats, Kennedy managed to make 109 saves in 32 games played, ending the year second to Columbus Crew ‘keeper Andy Gruenebaum with 125 saves. Kennedy had been nominated in ten occasions to MLS Save of the Week, being named Player of the Week in the sixth week. The Yorba Linda, Calif. native is nominated for the league award along with Michael Gspurning of Seattle Sounders and Jimmy Nielsen of Sporting Kansas City. The winner of Goalkeeper of the Year will be announced on Wednesday, November 28.

If Kennedy takes the award, it will be the second time a Chivas USA ‘keeper earns the honor; former goalkeeper Zach Thornton took the award in the 2009 season after ending the year with 83 saves and 0.87 goals against average.

Take a look at one of Kennedy’s 109 saves of the 2012 season: 

06 November 5:01 de la tarde

MLS Cup Playoffs are in full swing! In the Western Conference, San Jose took a 1-nil lead over LA Galaxy in the first leg; the two will meet once again Wednesday at 8 p.m. PT (ESPN2). Real Salt Lake and Seattle were scoreless in the first match; watch the match live on MLS Live this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile in the Eastern Conference, D.C. United and New York will look to advance to the Conference Final Wednesday night after the two came to a 1-1 in leg 1 (5 p.m. PT/ NBC Sports Network). Houston Dynamo took a 2-0 win over Sporting KC last Sunday; leg 2 will be disputed Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT (MLS Live).

Below are some of the picks made by the front office and locker room:

Juan Agudelo - Forward

San Jose - LA: San Jose win                                               Sporting KC – Houston: Sporting win in PK’s

Real Salt Lake - Seattle: Salt Lake 2-1                               D.C. United – New York: NY win in PK’s

Simon Elliott - Technical Director

San Jose - LA: San Jose win                                                Sporting KC – Houston: Houston win

Real Salt Lake - Seattle: Seattle win                                    D.C. United – New York: NY win

Hector Perez - Assistant Equipment Manager

San Jose - LA: San Jose win                                                Sporting KC – Houston: Houston win

Real Salt Lake - Seattle: Salt Lake win                                D.C. United – New York: NY win

CDChivasUSA.com

San Jose - LA: San Jose win 3-2                                         Sporting KC – Houston: Houston win

Real Salt Lake - Seattle: Salt Lake win                                D.C. United – New York: NY win

 

Who ya got?

05 November 1:08 de la tarde

The 2012 season was one of Dan Kennedy’s stellar years, standing out in every match played. The Red-and-White ‘keeper closed the season second in league standings with 109 saves. Kennedy started in 32 games this year before a knee injury cut his season short.

Kennedy’s save nominated for MLS Save of the Year is for one against Marvin Chavez. In the 68th minute of the match, Honduran Marvin Chavez took a left-footed shot from the right side of the box; Kennedy, with his cat-like reflexes, was able to push the ball out for a corner kick. This save also earned him a nomination to MLS Save of the Week .

Re-live Kennedy’s save and make sure to cast your vote for MLS Save of the Year by clicking here. Poll closes Saturday, Nov. 17: