Weekly Update: May 10

Chivas USA to visit Columbus Crew on Saturday night before returning home on May 22 against Rea

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RED-AND-WHITE TRAVEL TO
COLUMBUS TO FACE UNDEFEATED CREW:
Chivas
USA will look to recover from a 2-0 loss to Houston this past weekend as the
Red-and-White travel to Ohio to face the undefeated Columbus Crew on Saturday,
May 15. The match, which kicks off at 4:30 p.m. PT (7:30 p.m. ET), will feature
Columbus, who in five games has three wins and two ties, and Chivas USA, who
own a 3-4-1 (W-L-T) record in 2010. While the Red-and-White own a 5-3-2 record
all-time against the Crew, Chivas USA is only 1-2-2 on the road against
Columbus. In 2009, each team earned a 2-1 win in their home stadium. Tune in
for the live broadcast on Prime Ticket, KWHY, or W Radio 690 AM, or follow
along at cdchivasusa.com or via the
club’s Twitter feed, @cdchivasusa.

CHIVAS USA RETURNS HOME TO
FACE DEFENDING CHAMPION REAL SALT LAKE ON MAY 22:
After the road match in Columbus, Chivas USA returns
to The Home Depot Center to face Real Salt Lake on Saturday, May 22 at 7:30
p.m. PT. RSL, who won MLS Cup in 2009 over the LA Galaxy, are facing Chivas USA
for the first time this season in a match between the 2005 expansion clubs.
Salt Lake currently has a 3-3-1 record, and is coming off a 3-0 home victory
over the Philadelphia Union. A special edition Upper Deck player card pack will
be presented to the first 5000 fans through the gates, and a Family Pack,
starting at just $14 per person, is also available. For more information on the
match, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.

U.S. SOCCER TO ANNOUNCE
PRELIMINARY 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP ROSTER TUESDAY:
U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bob Bradley
will name the preliminary 30-man roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup tomorrow at
11 a.m. PT live on ESPNEWS, including the list of players who will be attending
the Pre-World Cup training camp beginning May 15 in Princeton, N.J. The final
23-player FIFA World Cup roster is due to FIFA by June 1. Chivas USA players,
including Jonathan Bornstein and Sacha Kljestan may be on the list, and the
players will be available to the media at the conclusion of tomorrow’s
10:00 a.m. PT practice on Field 6 at The Home Depot Center.

‘MARCH TO THE
MATCH’ WITH BAND OF THE GAME AND FANS STARTS AT 6:30 ON SATURDAY, MAY 22:
A new tradition has come to The Home
Depot Center in 2010, with Chivas USA fans, the Union Ultras supporters group,
and the Band of the Game (from San Pedro High School), all gathering for the
‘March to the Match.’ With everyone making noise and getting ready
for the match, all fans are encouraged to join the group when it leaves from
Lot 11 at 6:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, May 22, continuing this new event which
will occur prior to every home match the Red-and-White play. Join the hardcore
fans and the San Pedro High School band, next week’s Band of the Game,
for the March to the Match! For more information, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1.

 ‘CHIVAS AT THE PARK L.A.’ CONTINUES
SATURDAY, MAY 15 AT ROSECRANS:
Chivas
USA has kicked off the popular ‘Chivas at the Park L.A.’ program,
and will continue the series of soccer clinics taking place in various parks
throughout Los Angeles with a session on Saturday, May 15 at Rosecrans
Recreation Center at 840 W. 149th St. in Gardena. The clinics, which
offer participating boys and girls ages 5-15 the opportunity to learn soccer
techniques and practice drills that highlight teamwork in an environment that
promotes the importance of fitness for the entire family, cost just $5 and
include 90 minutes of soccer instruction, a Chivas at the Park t-shirt, and a
certificate of completion. For more information, please visit the program’s website, or contact Nadia Gonzalez at ngonzalez@cdchivasusa.com.

CHIVAS USA YOUTH TEAMS
SPLIT AGAINST PATEADORES:
The Chivas
USA Youth Teams continue play in the Development Academy, and are currently in
the league’s final month of the 2009-2010 season. This past weekend, the
Chivas USA U-18’s earned a 2-1 win over Pateadores at Orange Coast
College behind goals from Daniel Castro and Angel Cholico. The U-18’s are
currently in second place of the SoCal Division of the Development
Academy’s West Conference with an 8-6-0 record. The U-16’s, after
falling 3-1 to Pateadores, are in third place with a 6-6-2 record. The rosters
and full schedule for the Chivas
USA U-18
and U-16
teams, which compete in the 2009-10 U.S. Soccer Development Academy, can be found
here
for the U-18’s, and for the U-16 Team here.
More information on the Development Academy can be found at ussoccer.com.

AYSO REFEREE NIGHT TO TAKE
PLACE ON MAY 22:
Chivas USA has
announced that the May 22 match against Real Salt Lake will also be AYSO
Referee Night at The Home Depot Center. A special ticket package, starting at
just $20, includes a three hour pregame referee training clinic, a ticket to
the match, a Chivas USA/AYSO Referee coin, a Chivas USA hat, and a postgame
meeting with the match referees. For more information, contact Chris Wode at
Chivas USA at 1-310-630-4581 or cwode@cdchivasusa.com.

CHIVAS DE GUADALAJARA ENDS
SEASON IN PLAYOFFS AGAINST MORELIA:
Chivas
de Guadalajara fell to Morelia by a 1-0 score in the second leg of their
playoff series, knocking the Rojiblancos out of the postseason. Chivas started
the Bicentenario 2010 campaign with eight straight wins, but the team struggled
down the stretch after losing several players to Mexico’s World Cup 
squad, which started preparations in April. For more information on the team,
please visit Guadalajara’s official website at www.chivascampeon.com

CHIVAS USA SCHEDULE:
MAY 11-22*

Following is Chivas USA's latest schedule of travel,
events, matches and practice sessions:

Tuesday, May 11: Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6

Wednesday, May 12: Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6

Thursday, May 13: Travel to Columbus

Saturday, May 15: Chivas USA @ Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30
p.m. PT), Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

(TV: LIVE on Prime Ticket and KWHY; Radio:
W Radio 690 AM; Pregame show starts @ 4:00 p.m. PT on W Radio)

  • Red-and-White
    to face Crew for first time in 2010, looking for second straight road win

Sunday, May 16: Travel to Los Angeles

Monday, May 17: TBD

Tuesday, May 18: Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6

Wednesday, May 19: Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6

Thursday, May 20: Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6

Friday, May 21:
Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6

Saturday, May 22: Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m. PT, The Home
Depot Center, Carson, Calif.

(TV: LIVE on Prime Ticket and KWHY; Radio:
W Radio 690 AM; Pregame show starts @ 7:00 p.m. PT on W Radio)

  • Defending champ
    RSL visits Chivas USA for first match of 2010 between 2005 expansion teams
  • Special edition
    Upper Deck player cards for first 5000 fans; special Family Pack starting at
    $14 per person

*Subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all times
Pacific, all events scheduled for The Home Depot Center