Weekly Update: June 21
RED-AND-WHITE RETURN TO THE HOME DEPOT CENTER THIS SATURDAY AGAINST FC DALLAS: After two away matches and a two week break for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Chivas USA will return to The Home Depot Center this Saturday, June 26, when the team faces FC Dallas at 7:30 p.m. PT. At the moment, FC Dallas is just two point ahead of the Red-and-White in the Western Conference, holding a record of 2-2-6. The June 26 match will include a special ‘Kids Pack’ offer, giving fans a ticket for a child 16 and younger free with the purchase of an adult ticket. For more information on the match, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.
WORLD CUP NEWS, FEATURES, REACTIONS AND MORE AT CDCHIVASUSA.COM: Make cdchivasusa.com your spot for all the FIFA World Cup news you need – and for anything involving Chivas USA and its players! At the website, you can find features on Chivas USA players, including player reactions and opinions from Marcelo Saragosa, Justin Braun, Mariano Trujillo and more. The World Cup page at cdchivasusa.com will let you find whatever you’re looking for, from Viewing Parties for games, to video reactions with Red-and-White players. Check out the website, and enjoy the FIFA World Cup!
CHIVAS USA U-16 TEAM PREPARES FOR DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY PLAYOFFS: The Chivas USA Youth Teams have finished the Development Academy regular season, and after compiling a 14-8-7 (W-L-T) record, the Chivas USA Under-16 Team has qualified for the playoffs. A total of 32 teams from the age group made the postseason, and the Red-and-White were drawn into a group with the Dallas Texans, Baltimore Bays Chelsea, and Kansas City Wizards, and will face the teams this weekend at Bryan Park Soccer Complex in Greensboro, N.C. In the 2010 Development Academy season, the Chivas USA U-18 team finished in fourth place of the SoCal Division of the Development Academy’s West Conference with an 9-7-0 record. The rosters and full schedule for the Chivas USA U-18 and U-16 teams 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.
BORNSTEIN BLOGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA AS UNITED STATES GEARS UP FOR FINAL GROUP STAGE MATCH: Chivas USA captain Jonathan Bornstein is currently with the United States National Team in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and the U.S. started its participation in the tournament with a pair of draws, first a 1-1 result against England and then a come-from-behind 2-2 tie with Slovenia. Up next is a crucial battle with Algeria this Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. PT on ESPN and Univision. Bornstein has been blogging from South Africa at ESPN Los Angeles; click here to read his first two journal entries. Much more coverage on the United States National Team can be found at ussoccer.com, and reactions from Chivas USA players can be seen at cdchivasusa.com.
‘CHIVAS AT THE PARK L.A.’ CONTINUES THIS SATURDAY, JULY 10 AT GRIFFITH STADIUM IN LOS ANGELES: Chivas USA continues the popular ‘Chivas at the Park L.A.’ program, and next up into the series of soccer clinics taking place in various parks throughout Los Angeles will be a session on Saturday, July 10 at Griffith Stadium at 3401 Riverside Drive in Los Angeles. 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 email@example.com.
‘MARCH TO THE MATCH’ WITH BAND OF THE GAME AND FANS STARTS AT 6:30 ON SATURDAY, JUNE 26: 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 Franklin 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, June 26, continuing this new event which will occur prior to every home match the Red-and-White play. Join the hardcore fans and the Franklin High School band, next game’s Band of the Game, for the March to the Match! For more information, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1.
‘PRACTICE IN THE COMMUNITY’ HELD IN FRONT OF HUNDREDS OF FANS IN POMONA: Chivas USA held its second ‘Practice in the Community’ of 2010 at the Veterans Soccer Complex in Pomona on Tuesday, June 15, in front of an enthusiastic group of hundreds of local fans. Chivas USA President and CEO Shawn Hunter, as well as the full Red-and-White squad, thanked fans for going to the event, which was hosted by the City of Pomona. In addition to a practice session of Chivas USA’s first-team squad, fans also had the opportunity to take photos, get autographs and meet players. For more information on the event, or to see photos from the practice, visit Dentro del Rebaño, the official bilingual blog of Chivas USA.
CHIVAS USA TO HOST U.S. OPEN CUP GAME AT TITAN STADIUM IN FULLERTON NEXT TUESDAY: Chivas USA will play its third round U.S. Open Cup match at Titan Stadium on the campus of Cal State Fullerton at 7:30 p.m. PT next Tuesday, June 29. The Red-and-White will host the winner of the second round match between the Austin Aztex and the Arizona Sahuaros, a game which will be played tomorrow evening. Tickets for the match start at $10 for General Admission, and discounted tickets are also available for Chivas USA season ticket holders, special group packages and fundraising opportunities. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com/usopencup.
‘SANGRE NUEVA’ TRYOUTS THIS FRIDAY IN BAKERSFIELD: Chivas USA will hold ‘Sangre Nueva’ Youth Team tryouts this Friday at the Kern County Soccer Park in Bakersfield. Players born between 1992 and 1997 will have a chance to show their skills in front of representatives from both Chivas USA and Chivas de Guadalajara, and there will also be an open tryout for older players. Spaces in the tryouts cost $40, and spots are limited, so advance registration is highly recommended. Participants can find more information and register here: cdchivasusa.com/youthsoccer/tryouts. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TICKETS FOR SUPERLIGA MATCHES AGAINST PACHUCA AND PUEBLA NOW ON SALE: Tickets for Chivas USA’s SuperLiga 2010 matches against Mexican clubs Puebla and Pachuca this July at The Home Depot Center are available now on-line at cdchivasusa.com and by calling 1-877-CHIVAS-1. Chivas USA starts with a match against Puebla F.C. and Carlos Ruiz on Thursday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. PT will close first round action against CONCACAF Champions Pachuca, featuring current United States National Team members for the FIFA World Cup Hérculez Gómez and Francisco Torres, on Wednesday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. PT. Fans have the opportunity to buy Chivas USA’s Game Advance Purchase Special, with guaranteed entrance to the SuperLiga matches against Puebla and Pachuca for only $20, an offer that is only valid until Monday, July 12. For more information, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com
CHIVAS DE GUADALAJARA CLINCH A SPOT IN THE COPA LIBERTADORES SEMIFINAL: Chivas de Guadalajara is currently on hiatus after the spring season ended, but has clinched a spot in the semifinal of Copa Libertadores and will face Universidad de Chile in the semifinal on July 28, after four Chivas de Guadalajara players return from international duty from the FIFA World Cup. For more information on the team, please visit Guadalajara’s official website at www.chivascampeon.com.
CHIVAS USA SCHEDULE: JUNE 22-JUNE 27*
Following is Chivas USA's latest schedule of travel, events, matches and practice sessions:
Tuesday, June 22: Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6
Wednesday, June 23: Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6
Thursday, June 24: Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6
Friday, June 25: Training, 10:00 a.m., Field 6
Saturday, June 26: Chivas USA vs. FC Dallas, 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)
- FC Dallas is just two points ahead of the Red-and-White in the Western Conference, holding a record of 2-2-6.
- The match will include a special ‘Kids Pack’ offer, giving fans a ticket for a child 16 and younger free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Sunday, June 27: [Day off]
*Subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all times Pacific, all events scheduled for The Home Depot Center