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
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
Black Army 1850’s support does not stop in The Home Depot Center with Chivas USA. Just last Sunday, the supporter group kicked off a canned food drive that will continue until the end of the season and hopefully, MLS Cup playoffs. All of the proceeds will go to the Los Angeles Food Bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving dinner.
If you would like to donate canned goods, make sure to stop by the Black Army’s tailgate located in the Northeast corner of The Home Depot Center before every home game and don’t forget to tell all your friends on Twitter using hashtag #GoatsFeedLosAngeles
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!
There are four days left to the Meet the Team event… so do you know when the event is? It’s this upcoming Saturday, August 4th! If you haven’t prepared for the big day, head over to the Team LA store in The Home Depot Center to buy your 2012 season jersey, scarf or whatever you want the team to autograph! They will all be here waiting to meet YOU!
Remember this event is for Season Seat Holders ONLY. If you haven’t sent your RSVP, feel free to contact Gary Gomez at (310) 630-4581
We’re just five days away from you, our season seat holders, meeting our amazing team. In case you haven’t heard of the event (or if you’re not a season seat holder), our fans will be able to enjoy a nice afternoon with the team which includes (and is not limited to) chatting and taking pictures with the team.
Aside from being just five short days from the big event, we’re also very close to getting our fifth win against the LA Galaxy! If the Goats are able to earn their second win of the season against the Galaxy on Sunday, August 12, then the team will take home its second SuperClásico title in history (the last time the Red-and-White took home the trophy was back in 2007- so yes, it’s time we bring it back where it belongs).
If you're a Season Seat Holder and you haven't RSVP'd to this event, feel free to contact Gary Gomez at (310) 630-4581
#12 - Today, as we are 12 days away from our next home game, we honor the twelfth person on the field… YOU! Chivas USA Supporter Groups the Union Ultras and the Black Army 1850 have gone up and beyond to support the Red-and-White, including trips to away games. Just last March, the Black Army caravanned to Sandy, Utah for the team’s first away match and win of the season. The Union Ultras have also attended games at Rio Tinto Stadium in the last few years, and are currently planning their next road trip to Portland. For supporting the club, we salute you!
SuperClásico week offers not only the biggest soccer match in Los Angeles every year between Chivas USA and the LA Galaxy – but also a spinoff series of matches between specific groups that support each side. On Thursday May 17th Chivas USA and LA Galaxy supporter groups will face off in their annual BarraClasico series. Played the week of each SuperClásico, the BarraClásico is a chance for supporter groups to highlight the rivalry that exists on the pitch but also in the stands. In addition to the BarraClásico matches, the Front Office Clásico will also be played between the front office staff on both teams. All games are open to the public and officiated with licensed referees. Take part in the excitement of SuperClásico and come down and support your colors.
Thursday May 17th
Front Office Clásico
Chivas USA Staff vs LA Galaxy Staff
Black Army 1850 vs LA Riot Squad
Union Ultras vs Angel City Brigade