ABC's of Chivas USA

Everthing you wanted to know about Chivas USA... but were afraid to ask.

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Arriba las Chivas: The enthusiastic cheer of Chivas USA can be heard throughout the game to rally fans and players alike.

Band of the Game: Check out the Community section on our website to learn how your school band could be a Chivas USA “Band of the Game”. This program gives local schools the chance to represent their community by participating in the “March to the Match” as well as performing prior to kick-off.

ChivaTown: Get to the games early to enjoy the interactive fan zone known as “Chiva Town” located at the Southwest concourse of The Home Depot Center.

Dentro Del Rebaño:  Become a Chivas expert by checking out video, audio, and press clippings on the official bilingual blog of Chivas USA.

Email Updates: Sign up for the Chivas USA fan bulletin by filling out the form at cdchivasusa.com/contact

(Chiva)Fighter: The ChivaFighter was brought over from Guadalajara, Mexico to defend the honor of all things Chivas and educate Californians about the excellence and tradition of Chivas USA. Click here to learn more about our fierce mascot.

(Chiva)Girls: The ChivaGirls are the official dance team of Chivas USA and are on hand at every home game to cheer on the team and pump up the fans. They participate in the March to the Match and always put on a great show during half time. To learn more about this year’s squad go to the ChivaGirls section of our website.

The Home Depot Center: Our home field is The Home Depot Center located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in the city of Carson, CA.

International: Chivas USA players come from all over the world! Check out this map showing which countries are represented by Chivas USA.

Jerseys off our Backs: What would be the best way to cap off an amazing Chivas USA game day experience? Winning a jersey off a player’s back! After every home game 11 fans are selected to join players for an on-field presentation. To learn how you can enter to win a jersey off our players back, take a look at the fan section on our website.

Kids: Do your children dream about playing soccer professionally? Information about Youth Soccer Tryouts can be found in the youth soccer section of cdchivasusa.com. Kids can also join in the Chivas at the Park clinics held at local parks around the city.    

Legion 1908: As the supporter group of Chivas USA’s sister club, Chivas de Guadalajara, Legion 1908 also supports the efforts of Chivas USA. The Southern California Branch, Legion Kalifas, can be found in Section 122 where they spend the entire game on their feet cheering on the red-and-white.

March to the Match: An hour before each home game, the ChivaFighter, Chivas USA supporters and the game-day band help pump up fellow fans by marching to the stadium together. If you want to join in on the fun, make sure to meet your fellow fans in Parking Lot 11 an hour and a half before each home game.

National Team: Chivas USA Captain Jonathan Bornstein has played for the US Men’s National Team numerous times, most recently in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.   

Open Cup: Chivas USA has moved on to the semifinals in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the first time in club history, and will play against the Seattle Sounders in September.

Passion: Chivas USA fans are known for being extremely passionate about their team, so if you want experience a Chivas USA game with other dedicated fans, sit with the Union Ultras or Legion1908 and cheer like you’ve never cheered before!

Questions: If you have any questions about Chivas USA events, games or tickets fill out the form that can be found at cdchivasusa.com/contact.

Roster: Before the game learn a bit about the team by looking at the team roster on the MLS website: http://www.mlssoccer.com/players/chivas-usa

School of the Game: Do you think your school has achieved great things and deserves to be recognized? Check out the Community section of cdchivasusa.com here and learn how excellent teachers, students, and volunteers can attend a Chivas USA home game and be recognized on the field before the game.

Twitter: Follow Chivas USA @cdchivasusa and get real-time game updates as well as news about the team and fun fan contests.

Union Ultras: The Union Ultras are a Chivas USA supporter group that can be found cheering in Section 101 at every red-and-white home game. Find out more about them in the fan section of our website.

(Martín) Vásquez: Coach Martin Vásquez was named the fifth head coach of Chivas USA on Dec. 2, 2009. He has experience playing in the MLS and the Mexican First Division, as well as serving as an assistant coach for Chivas USA and Bayern Munich, among other teams. More information on the hiring of Vásquez and other milestones in club history can be found on the Chivas USA timeline.

(Tip of the) Week: Make sure to check out Chivas USA TV on cdchivasusa.com. In addition to all our fun videos of Chivas players and the ChivaGirls, you will find videos of Chivas USA coaches giving you their own tips on defense, ball control, and other aspects of soccer.

Xylophone: ….. No, not really, but there are horns and drums at every game!

Youtube: Post-game reactions and fun Chatting with Chivas USA videos can be found on Chivas USA’s official Youtube page.

Zotinca: We have been making a lot of changes this season. Chivas USA announced the signing of Alex Zotinca in June and Sacha Kljestan departed for Belgium during the World Cup. Other new faces include returning midfielder Paulo Nagamura and Venezuelan forward Giancarlo Maldonado. Get these and more updates in the news section of cdchivasusa.com.