Youth Academy product Chris Cortez signs with Chivas USA

CARSON, Calif. (Sunday, May 15, 2011)- Chivas USA announced on Sunday the singing of youth product Chris Cortez, a California-native and a forward who has played with the U-18 team in the Chivas USA Youth Academy system. Cortez, from Mission Viejo, Calif. has participated with the Red-and-White in preseason matches and also in the Reserve League, and will be eligible for Sunday’s game against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena.

Cortez, 22, has scored four goals in four games in the Reserve League in matches against the Vancouver Whitecaps, LA Galaxy, and the Seattle Sounders. Cortez played one year with UC Berkeley and went to Trabucco Hills High School.

The Red-and-White faces the New York Red Bulls tonight at Red Bull Arena. The game can be seen on Galavision or delayed on Prime Ticket (5 p.m. PT). It will be broadcast on W Radio 690 AM.

Nombre/Full Name: Chris Cortez
Número/Number: 27
Posición/Position: Delantero/Forward
Nacido el/Born: 1988-07-24, Mission Viejo, Calif.
Residencia/Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Nacionalidad/Citizenship: USA
Estatura/Height: 1.90 m / 6'4"
Peso/Weight: 81 kg / 185 lbs
Adquisición/Acquired: Firmado por Chivas USA el 15 de mayo de 2011/Signed by Chivas USA on May 15, 2011