Weekly Update: July 6
RED-AND-WHITE IN HOUSTON FOR OPEN CUP QUARTERFINAL ON TUESDAY NIGHT: Chivas USA is currently in Texas, preparing for a match at the Houston Dynamo on Tuesday night in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal matchup. The Red-and-White earned a 1-0 victory over the Austin Aztex (USSF-2) on Tuesday, June 29 in the round of 16 of the tournament, which is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. Chivas will look on Tuesday for its first ever win at the Dynamo, and will visit Houston again in two weeks for a SuperLiga 2010 match. The Open Cup game will not be broadcast in Southern California, so fans looking for updates should click over to Chivas USA’s Twitter account, @cdchivasusa.
CHIVAS USA CONTINUES ROAD SWING ON SATURDAY AGAINST KANSAS CITY WIZARDS: After Tuesday’s visit to the Houston Dynamo, Chivas USA will then fly to Kansas City to face the Wizards in MLS Regular Season action on Saturday, July 10. The Red-and-White are coming off a 1-1 tie with the Philadelphia Union last Saturday, a result that snapped the team’s six-game losing streak. The meeting between the clubs in KC will be the first of the season, and in Chivas USA’s visit to the Wizards last season the result was a 1-1 draw. Saturday night’s match will be broadcast on KDOC, KWHY, and W Radio 690 AM, and fans can also track the game on cdchivasusa.com or on the team’s Twitter feed, @cdchivasusa.
RED-AND-WHITE OPEN SUPERLIGA 2010 AGAINST PUEBLA F.C. ON JULY 15: Chivas USA will play in SuperLiga for the third consecutive year, starting 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
BORNSTEIN RETURNS TO ACTION WITH CHIVAS USA AFTER WORLD CUP DUTY: Chivas USA captain Jonathan Bornstein has returned to Chivas USA and played 85 minutes at left midfield in the Red-and-White’s 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union. The Los Alamitos native had several chances in the attack, including a header just over the bar in the first half, and also paired with left back Ante Jazic on the defensive end. Bornstein and the United States National Team earned a 1-1-2 record (W-L-T) and fell in the round of 16. Bornstein came into the team for its final group stage match, starting in a dramatic victory over Algeria, and also played well in the team’s next match, a 2-1 extra time loss to Ghana. The Red-and-White
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 CONCLUDE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY PLAYOFF RUN: The Chivas USA U-16 Team enjoyed a great Development Academy season in 2009-10, finishing its year with a 14-8-7 record and making the national playoffs, which took place this past weekend in Greensboro, N.C. After earning a tie with the Dallas Texans in the team’s first postseason match, the team then fell by a 2-1 score to Baltimore Bays Chelsea and then lost 2-0 to the Kansas City Wizards. 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.
‘CHIVAS AT THE PARK L.A.’ CONTINUES 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘SANGRE NUEVA’ TRYOUTS FRIDAY, JULY 9: Chivas USA will hold ‘Sangre Nueva’ Youth Team tryouts on Friday, July 9 in the San Bernardino Soccer Complex in San Bernardino. 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 email@example.com.
CHIVAS DE GUADALAJARA CONTINUES PRE-SEASON AHEAD OF COPA LIBERTADORES SEMIFINAL MATCH: Chivas de Guadalajara kicked off pre-season in Colima, Mexico as the team continues their preparation for the 2010 Apertura season and the semifinal match of Copa Libertadores against Universidad de Chile on July 28. For more information on the team, please visit Guadalajara’s official website at www.chivascampeon.com.
CHIVAS USA SCHEDULE: JULY 6-11*
Following is Chivas USA's latest schedule of travel, events, matches and practice sessions:
Tuesday, July 6: Chivas USA @ Houston Dynamo, 5:30 p.m. PT, Robertson Stadium, Houston, Tex.
· U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match at Houston; Red-and-White looking for first win at Dynamo
Wednesday, July 7: Travel to Los Angeles
Thursday, July 8: Training, time TBD, Field 6
Friday, July 9: Travel to Kansas City
Saturday, July 10: Chivas USA @ Kansas City, 5:30 p.m. PT, CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Kansas City, Kan.
(TV: LIVE on KDOC, KWHY; Radio: W Radio 690 AM; Pregame show starts @ 5:00 p.m. PT on W Radio)
· First meeting between the two teams in 2010
Sunday, July 11: Travel to Los Angeles
*Subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all times Pacific, all events scheduled for The Home Depot Center.