Chivas USA to play Chivas de Guadalajara in San Diego on September 14

Clubs to play second ‘ChivaClásico’ at PETCO Park in match hosted by San Diego Padres

ChivaClasico 2009 (14)

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Juan Miranda/Chivas USA

Chivas USA of Major League Soccer and Club Deportivo Guadalajara of the Mexican First Division will square off in the second ‘ChivaClásico’, to take place on Tuesday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. PT at PETCO Park in San Diego, as announced today by Chivas USA and Soccer United Marketing (SUM). The match is being presented in partnership with the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball, and tickets will be available starting on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. PT at

Chivas de Guadalajara, Mexico’s most successful club in history with 11 league championships, also was a finalist in the famed Copa Libertadores this season. Chivas, famous for using only Mexican players, features many of the top players in the country, including Jonny Magallón, Adolfo “Bofo” Bautista, Alberto “Venado” Medina and Luis Michel, who all represented Mexico at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Other stars on the team include Omar Bravo, Edgar Mejia, Patricio “Pato” Araujo, and Hector Reynoso.

In just its sixth season in Major League Soccer, Chivas USA has made the playoffs for four consecutive seasons and appeared in three straight editions of the SuperLiga. This season, the club is in the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Led by United States World Cup veteran Jonathan Bornstein, the team features an international roster including Mariano Trujillo and Rodolfo Espinoza of Mexico, Paulo Nagamura of Brazil, as well as Venezuelan forward Giancarlo Maldonado and former Chivas de Guadalajara player Jesús Padilla.

This year’s ‘ChivaClásico’ at PETCO Park is the second edition of the match, with the teams having squared off almost a year ago at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif., where Omar Arellano scored two goals to give Chivas de Guadalajara the 2-0 victory. This season’s match will be Chivas de Guadalajara’s second game this year on U.S. soil, as the club will visit the Philadelphia Union on Sept. 1. SUM represents the marketing and promotional aspects of Chivas de Guadalajara in the United States.

Tickets for the ‘ChivaClásico’ in San Diego will go on sale Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. PT with prices starting at $20 for General Admission, $30 for Endzone, $40 for Sidelines and $45 for Midfield. A full stadium map of PETCO Park with the soccer layout can be found by clicking here. Tickets can be ordered by contacting Chivas USA at 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or