In a midweek match, Chivas USA faces Canadian club Montreal Impact today at The Home Depot Center at 7:30pm as part of the 15th match of the season for the Goats. We give you the low down on what you can find in and around the stadium today.
RETURN OF JUSTIN BRAUN AND JESSE MARSCH TO HDC: Aside from this match being the first match against expansion team Montreal Impact, it also marks the return of three former Goats to The Home Depot Center: Jesse Marsch, Justin Braun and Zarek Valentin. The former Chivas USA captain, and now Montreal Head Coach, makes his grand return after his retirement in 2009 and his post- USMNT coaching career. Just last year around this time, forward Justin Braun had already scored three goals with the Goats, while defender Zarek Valentin was enjoying his rookie year in the Chivas USA starting line-up.
Oh, and in case you didn’t read above, Montreal is a Canadian team, which means, a second national anthem will be played. So stand tight, the game will be on its way soon!
BEER PONG// LIVE STREAM: Are you a true competitor? Do you like beer (and are over 21)? Then join Union Ultras in their tailgate located in the North side of the stadium to play beer pong!
If you know you’re gonna be late or you won’t be able to make it (we won’t judge you), you can catch the Black Army 1850’s live stream of their tailgate party and highlights of the match! (click here to go to live stream). But, if you’re an early bird and you have some spare time, check out Black Army’s podcast “What the Flock” and stay updated on all Red-and-White news!
BLAIR’S MUSTACHE: In case you didn’t know, Blair’s mustache has sadly, ceased to exist. After last Saturday’s game, Blair shaved his mustache, BUT according to his Twitter account (@GavinsMustache), the ‘stache will make his comeback. So if you want to see how Blair looks now, make sure to come down to today’s game and check it out!
CHIVAGIRLS: Meet the ChivaGirls before every game at ChivaTown! Once inside the stadium, don’t forget to catch their performance at halftime! Think you know everything about the girls? Check out their biographies by clicking here. And don’t miss out on the ChivaGirl of the Week!
MISSING OUR DOUGHNUTS! I believe it’s time we get another share of donuts, right guys? And for every Chivas USA home win, assisting fans get half a dozen free doughnuts from participating Krispy Kreme stores. But don’t forget to save your ticket stub; you must present it when obtaining your free doughnuts.
Participating Krispy Kreme locations:
Burbank: 1521 N. Victory Place
Chula Vista: 2305 Otay Lakes Road
City of Industry: 1548 Azusa Avenue
Gardena: 1199 W. Artesia Blvd.
Long Beach: 4760 Los Coyotes Diagonal
Los Angeles: 4034 Crenshaw Blvd.
Mission Viejo: 25802 El Paseo Avenue
Ontario: 4485 Mills Circle
Orange: 330 City Drive South
San Diego: 4180 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Santa Monica: 1231 Wilshire Blvd.