Chivas USA hosts a special clinic for blind children

Chivas USA and World Access for the Blind team up for this unique clinic in Garden Grove

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Chivas USA

Chivas USA and World Access for the Blind hosted on Saturday a unique soccer clinic for blind children in Orange County at Arena Soccer Park in Garden Grove, Calif. 

Chivas USA no ejercerá la opción de contrato a Maldonado

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Chivas USA

 CARSON, Calif. (Jueves, 16  de diciembre, 2010) – Chivas USA anunció el jueves que no ejercerá la opción de contratar a Giancarlo Maldonado, quien estaba a condición de préstamo proveniente del Atlante de la Primera División del Futbol de México. El delantero venezolano llegó a mitad de temporada y anotó dos tantos en partidos de liga. 

Maldonado, de 28 años de edad, llegó al cuadro Rojiblanco el 7 de julio de 2010 cuando se abrió la ventana de transferencia internacional, al jugar 612 minutos, anotando 2 goles y una asistencia en 10 encuentros de la MLS, y anotó un tanto en SuperLiga.

Chivas USA regresa a los entrenamientos a finales de enero de cara a la temporada 2011 de la MLS. Los Asientos de Temporada de 2011 están ya a la venta, con los mismos bajos precios de 2010. Para más información, o para comprar boletos, favor de llamar a 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.

The clinic, led by a certified Chivas USA academy coach, taught the children basic soccer techniques. The event also helped raise awareness of the blind and demonstrate that they can overcome physical limitations and enjoy sports activities such as soccer. 

An added treat for the children was a special appearance by Chivas USA Goalkeeper Zach Thornton and the team’s popular mascot, the ChivaFighter. Both were on hand to support the children and to teach them soccer skills.

Four MLS venues to host 2011 Gold Cup matches

NEW YORK – The CONCACAF Gold Cup will debut in four American cities after Thursday's release of dates and venues for the 2011 edition of the regional championship.

Detroit, Charlotte, Tampa and Kansas City will all host Gold Cup matches for the first time, joining seven other US markets in one of the most expansive Gold Cup tournaments to date.

The event will represent the first international soccer in KC Soccer Stadium, the new home of Sporting Kansas City, which opens in 2011. Four NFL stadiums – New Meadowlands Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.), Ford Field (Detroit), Raymond James Stadium (Tampa) and Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte) will also welcome the Gold Cup for the first time.

Along with KC Soccer Stadium, Red Bull Arena, which opened in 2010, is another new MLS stadium that will see its first-ever Gold Cup action during the first round. The Home Depot Center and RFK Stadium take the total of MLS venues hosting 2011 Gold Cup matches to four.

The regional event, which awards a 2013 Confederations Cup berth to the winner, kicks off on June 5 at Cowboys Stadium and runs through the final on June 25 at the Rose Bowl. It will mark the second Gold Cup final hosted at the Rose Bowl after the 2002 championship, won 2-0 by the USA over Costa Rica (pictured above).

GOLD CUP 2011 SCHEDULE

First Round

June 5 – Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas)

June 6 – The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.)

June 7 – Ford Field (Detroit)

June 9 – Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte)

June 10 – FIU Stadium (Miami)

June 11 – Raymond James Stadium (Tampa)

June 12 – Soldier Field (Chicago)

June 13 – Red Bull Arena (Harrison, N.J.)

June 14 – KC Soccer Stadium (Kansas City, Kan.)

Quarterfinals

June 18 – New Meadowlands Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.)

June 19 – Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (Washington)

Semifinals

June 22 – Reliant Stadium (Houston)

Final

June 25 – Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)

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World Access for the Blind is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to facilitate the self-directed achievement of blind people. To date, they have worked with over 1,000 students in 15 countries worldwide. World Access for the Blind is known for their No Limits attitude. They do not settle for the minimum requirements of functioning but rather believe that the blind are capable of anything and everything. To learn more about the organization or to make a donation to support the soccer clinic, you can check out their website at worldaccessfortheblind.org or visit their facebook page at facebook.com/worldaccessfortheblind.