Youth and Open Tryouts Announced

Chivas USA will hold Youth and Open Tryouts in June and July.

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Chivas USA announced on Wednesday that the club will hold ‘Sangre Nueva’ Youth Team tryouts in four Southern California cities this summer. Players born between 1992 and 1997 will have a chance to show their skills in front of Chivas USA’s Youth Team coaches in the cities of Bell Gardens (June 11), Bakersfield (June 25), San Bernardino (July 9) and Simi Valley (July 30). Representatives from both Chivas USA and Chivas de Guadalajara will attend the tryouts to assess talent.

Players will be trying out for the Chivas USA Under-18, Under-16, and Under-14 Teams, which are funded fully by the club and are free of cost to players on the teams. The Chivas USA U-18 and U-16 Teams play in the highly competitive U.S. Soccer Development Academy, a nationwide youth development initiative organized by the U.S. Soccer Federation, featuring 74 of the top youth teams in the country competing in a league system at both the U-18 and U-16 levels. In addition to Youth Team coaches from Chivas USA, representatives from Chivas de Guadalajara of Mexico will also be present at the tryouts.

Spaces in the Youth Team tryouts cost $40, and spots are limited, so advance registration is highly recommended. Participants can find more information and register here: Questions can be directed to

In addition, there will be an open tryout for players 18 years and older in Bakersfield (Kern County Soccer Park) on June 25. Spaces for the open tryout cost $40, and advance registration is recommended. For more information and to register, click here:

Chivas USA returns to The Home Depot Center this Saturday, May 22 to face defending champion Real Salt Lake at 7:30 p.m. PT. 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 click here.