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Seven players from Chivas' legendary 'Campeonisimo' to make appearance against Chicago Fire

June 29, 2005 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Club Deportivo Chivas USA News Release

CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, June 29, 2005) - Seven players from Club Deportivo Guadalajara's 'Campeonísimo' era will be present at The Home Depot Center on Saturday, July 2, when Chivas USA takes on the Chicago Fire at 7:00 p.m. PT.

Goalkeeper Jaime 'Tubo' Gómez, defenders Guillermo 'Tigre' Sepúlveda, Arturo 'Curita' Chaires, midfielders Sabás Ponce and forwards Francisco Jara, Salvador 'Chava' Reyes and Crescencio 'Mellone' Gutiérrez, formed part of Chivas' legendary 'Campeonísimo' side that won seven titles in ten years, 1956-1965, including four back-to-back championship titles from 1958-1962.

The legendary players will arrive this Thursday, June 31, at 12:00 noon PT and will be available for interviews during Chivas USA's Friday morning training session, starting at 10:00 a.m. at The Home Depot Center. Later that day, they will attend a session of the Chivas USA Soccer Academy, starting at 5:30 p.m.

On gameday, Saturday, the seven players will be signing autographs in ChivaTown from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., before receiving special recognition during a halftime presentation at The Home Depot Center.

For more information on the Campeonísimo players' visit to Southern California, please call the Chivas USA Public Relations Department.

ITINERARY FOR 'CAMPEONÍSIMO' HEROES

Thursday, June 30: Arrival at LAX, American Airlines # 8344, at 11:30 a.m. PT

Hotel: Torrance Marriot

3635 Fashion Way

Torrance, CA 90503

(310) 792-6380

Friday, June 1: Media access during Chivas USA training at 10:00 a.m., University Field # 1, The Home Depot Center; Players to attend session of Chivas USA Soccer Academy at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 2: Autograph session in ChivaTown, 5:30-6:45 p.m.; Special presentation at halftime of Chivas USA vs. Chicago Fire

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