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Chivas USA
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Full name Club Deportivo Chivas USA
Nickname(s) Red-and-White, Goats
Goats USA, Rojiblancos
Rebaño Angelino
Founded 2004
Stadium The Home Depot Center
Carson, California
(Capacity: 27,000)
Owner Mexico Jorge Vergara
Head Coach United States Martin Vasquez
League Major League Soccer
2009 Western Conference: 4th
Overall: 6th
Playoffs: Quarterfinals
Home colors
Away colors
Current season

Club Deportivo Chivas USA is an American professional soccer club based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California, that participates in Major League Soccer. The club, founded in 2004, plays its home games at The Home Depot Center, sharing it with arch-rivals the Los Angeles Galaxy. The official colors of C.D. Chivas USA are red, white, and blue, the same as C.D. Guadalajara, one of the most widely-supported and successful teams in Mexico. In Spanish, chivas means goats.

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History

Founded on August 2, 2004, as Major League Soccer's then-eleventh team, Los Angeles-based Club Deportivo Chivas USA has achieved some success in just five seasons in MLS. In 2007, the Mexican-owned club finished first in the Western Conference, qualifying for the playoffs for the second year in a row.

Chivas USA kicked off its inaugural season in Major League Soccer at The Home Depot Center with a 2-0 loss to then MLS Cup Champions D.C. United on April 2, 2005, under the guidance of Chivas USA’s first head coach Thomas Rongen. After a 1–8–1 start (their sole win coming against fellow expansion club Real Salt Lake), Thomas Rongen was named Chivas USA's sporting director and assistant coach Javier Ledesma became the club's interim head coach. On June 3, 2005, Hans Westerhof was named Chivas USA's second head coach. After a disappointing season, Westerhof did not return to coach the team in 2006.

On November 23, 2005, Bob Bradley, the most successful manager in Major League Soccer history, became Chivas USA’s third head coach, replacing Hans Westerhof. Under Bradley, the 2006 season saw a major turnaround for Chivas USA. The team finished the 2006 season with a 10-9-13 record and earned a spot in the Western Conference playoffs. Bradley was named MLS Coach of the Year, becoming the first two-time winner of the award and Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein was named 2006 Gatorade Rookie of the Year. After the season ended, Coach Bradley was named interim head coach of the US men's national soccer team and head coach of the U.S. Men's Olympic Soccer Team by the U.S. Soccer Federation, and was replaced by Chivas USA’s fourth head coach, Predrag "Preki" Radosavljevic.

The team’s third season, under Preki, was the most successful to date. Chivas USA goalkeeper Brad Guzan was named MLS’s Panasonic Goalkeeper of the Year for the 2007 season. On November 7, 2007, Preki was named MLS Coach of the Year for 2007 after the first-year manager led the Red-and-White to a 15-7-8 record and first place in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference. In January 2008, Preki signed a multi-year contract with Chivas USA securing his position as head coach for the 2008 season.

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100-Hour Game

August 13, 2006: Chivas USA's "100-Hour Soccer Game", the longest on record in the United States, concluded in the city of Bell Gardens(the ford park), with Chivas defeating the Rest of the World 437-429 after 6,000 minutes (100 hours) of continuous play. The game, held in celebration of Club Deportivo Guadalajara's 100th anniversary, attracted over 2,000 participants and more than 20,000 fans.

2007 Playoffs

Chivas finished the 2007 MLS season atop of the Western Conference. However, they lost in the Conference Semifinals of the MLS Cup 2007 playoffs to the Kansas City Wizards, who were the conference's #4 seed under new MLS seeding rules despite being in the Eastern Conference.

Supporters Groups

Chivas USA enjoys a built-in supporters group known as Legión 1908. With chapters all over the world, the Legión is international. The Los Angeles chapter (legion-Kalifas), boasting 1,500 registered members, is the third largest behind the Mexico City (largest) and Guadalajara chapters. The Legión can be seen spotted wearing their red and white, singing and swaying en masse behind the goal in Section 122 at home games.

The Union Ultras is the official Chivas USA supporters group boasting over 150 members that exclusively support Chivas USA. They sit directly across from the legionarios, behind the other goal in Section 101. The Union Ultras (some of whom are former Legión members) support Chivas USA exclusively, as opposed to Chivas de Guadalajara/Chivas USA by default.

Team Jersey

Chivas USA's home uniform bears the same vertical red-and-white stripes of Club Deportivo Guadalajara, and red sleeves, worn with blue shorts and blue socks.

Chivas USA's away uniform will be all blue for the 2009 season.

Sponsor

On May 16, 2007, Comex, Mexico’s leading paint company, became Chivas USA’s presenting sponsor. Its logo also appears on the front of Chivas USA jerseys and training jerseys. Although Comex is not the only sponsor. They also have Home Depot, Time Warner Cable, Walt Disney Corporation, Budweiser, NAPA Auto Parts, Visa, Inc. and others.

Television and radio

FSN West and FSN Prime Ticket have coverage of Chivas USA for the 2008 season. Delivering the most Chivas games on television, the schedule includes 18 regular season games and up to two post-season contests. Christian Miles is the play-by-play announcer, with Bernardo Osuna as analyst and sideline reporter Christine Nubla.

The official Spanish-language broadcast partner is W Radio 690 AM and will broadcast all 30 of Chivas USA’s regular-season games during the 2008 season and Azteca America channel 54.

Honors

Domestic

Minor Trophies

International competition

Players

Current roster

As of March 04, 2010.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Dan Kennedy
2 Mexico DF Claudio Suárez
4 Costa Rica DF Michael Umaña
6 Canada DF Ante Jazić
7 El Salvador MF Osael Romero (on loan from Vista Hermosa)
8 Mexico MF Mariano Trujillo
9 United States FW Ante Razov
10 Mexico FW Jesús Padilla (on loan from Guadalajara)
11 Cuba FW Maykel Galindo
12 United States DF Carey Talley
13 United States DF Jonathan Bornstein
14 United States GK Jon Conway
16 United States MF Sacha Kljestan
17 United States FW Justin Braun
No. Position Player
19 United States MF Jorge Flores
22 United States GK Zach Thornton
24 United States MF Gerson Mayen
27 United States MF Michael Lahoud
28 United States MF Cesar Zamora
29 Brazil FW Maicon Santos (on loan from Bonsucesso)
30 United States MF Blair Gavin
36 United States MF Chris Ross
38 United States MF Ben Zemanski
45 Colombia DF Yamith Cuesta (on loan from Expreso Rojo)
55 Brazil MF Marcelo Saragosa
77 United States FW Chukwudi Chijindu
99 Mexico FW Eduardo Lillingston (on loan at Tijuana)
United States DF Kevin Tangney

Notable former players

This list of former players includes those who received international caps while playing for the team, made significant contributions to the team in terms of appearances or goals while playing for the team, or who made significant contributions to the sport either before they played for the team, or after they left. It is clearly not yet complete and all inclusive, and additions and refinements will continue to be made over time.

Head coaches

Team records

MLS regular season only, through 2009 season

  • All-Time regular season record: 54-60-39 (Through November 8, 2009)

Home stadiums

Year-by-year

Year Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup CONCACAF
Champions' League
SuperLiga
2005 6th, West Did not qualify Round of 32 Did not qualify Started in 2007
2006 3rd, West Quarterfinals Round of 16 Did not qualify
2007 1st, West Quarterfinals Round of 16 Did not qualify Did not participate
2008 2nd, West Quarterfinals Round of 16 Did not qualify Group Stage
2009 4th, West Quarterfinals Round of 16 Preliminary Round Group Stage

Average attendance

regular season/playoffs

  • 2005: 17,080/missed playoffs
  • 2006: 19,840/15,110
  • 2007: 14,305/19,711
  • 2008: 15,114/19,265
  • 2009: 16,107/TBD

References

[2] [3] [4] [5]

External links


Simple English

C.D. Chivas USA is an American football (soccer) team that plays in Major League Soccer in Carson, California. They began play in 2005, and they play at the home of the Los Angeles Galaxy.


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