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Chivas USA Weekly Update

January 29, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Club Deportivo Chivas USA News Release


Chivas USA will hold its second preseason scrimmage this Wednesday when it faces FC Santa Clarita Storm beginning at 11 a.m. at The Home Depot Center's Field 6. The match is open to members of the media and fans. The Rojiblancos hosted their first preseason scrimmage last Saturday and defeated UC Irvine, 4-1.


The Red-and-White will face the Colorado Rapids in Las Vegas on Feb. 15 as part of their preseason camp and the 2013 Las Vegas ProSoccer Challenge - the first annual event hosted by USA Sevens LLC and the City of Las Vegas. The game will take place at Sam Boyd Stadium on the campus of UNLV.


Agudelo and USMNT Set to Face Canada today in First Friendly of the Year

Forward Juan Agudelo and the rest of the U.S. Men's National Team face Canada today in the first match of the 2013 campaign as part of the January Training Camp. The 25-man roster selected by Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann began its camp on Jan. 7 at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif. in preparation for the friendly which takes place at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. The match kicks off at 6 p.m. PT and will be broadcasted live on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

First Kick 2013 Set for March 2 at The HDC

Chivas USA will kick off its ninth season when it hosts the Columbus Crew at The Home Depot Center for First Kick 2013 on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. PT. Because of the same unbalanced schedule format the MLS used during the 2012 season, this will be the only meeting between the two sides in 2013.

Chivas USA Programs Six Scrimmages for February

The Rojiblancos continue their preseason camp with six scrimmages scheduled by the Red-and-White ahead of their season opener on March 2. Beginning the first week in February, the Goats play two scrimmages against the Chicago Fire and Korean League side Gangwon FC on Feb. 5 and Feb. 9, respectively. The following week Chivas USA travels to Las Vegas for its meeting with the Rapids on Feb. 15. The Goats close out the month with a second meeting against Gangwon FC on Feb. 19 and a Feb. 24 match against the L.A. Blues. The sixth match set to take place on Feb. 12 has yet to be assigned an opponent or venue.

Chivas USA Concludes its Hotel Concentration

The Red-and-White will conclude their hotel concentration as part of preseason training on Thursday, Jan. 31. New Head Coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola took his squad for hotel concentration in Carson with the objective of generating team camaraderie between players and coaching staff ahead of Chivas USA's season opener against the Columbus Crew. During the team's concentration, Sanchez Sola conducted team meetings, individual player evaluations, and led the Rojiblancos' double-day practice sessions.


Youth Academy Update

Chivas USA's U-18 and U-16 academy squads returned to USSDA action last Sunday against San Juan Soccer Club in Mather, Calif. The U16s came away with a 3-1 victory while the U18s fell 4-3, their first loss in five games.

Chivas USA Youth Academy to Hold Two More Tryouts

Chivas USA held its first of three tryouts Monday for its new U-14 squad with Head Coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola "El Chelis" in attendance. The newly-formed squad will compete in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. The remaining camps are scheduled for Feb. 25 and April 22 for categories 1999 and 2000.


Tickets for the 2013 season are now available, with packages as low as $10 per ticket.

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