Chivas USA Schedule
Since their founding in 2004, Chivas USA have become one of the elite franchises in Major League
Soccer. Continually fielding one of the best teams in the MLS, the Chivas squad is a perennial contender for the MLS Cup championship
and never fails to deliver exciting and intriguing match ups to the thousands of fans who make it out to each and every home
game. Soccer has been on the rise in the United States for the past few decades and the level of skill and fan enthusiasm
in the MLS is evidence of just how far the sport has come in the country. Be sure to get your tickets to see Chivas USA playing
at StubHub Center as soon as possible so you can be up close to the action on the field.
Chivas USA currently currently
jockeying for position to make the playoffs in the stacked Western Conference of the MLS. There are still three regular season
home games for Chivas USA to score some big wins in hopes of moving up the standings before the playoffs. The first game is
on October 5th against Real Salt Lake. A win against Real Salt Lake could go a long way in boosting Chivas' morale heading
into the homestretch of the MLS season. On October 11th the Colorado Rapids comes to StubHub Center for another big game.
The final home game of the regular season will be on October 26th when the San Jose Earthquakes comes to town. This will be
your last chance to cheer on Chivas USA and provide them with some momentum heading into the postseason and is sure to be
a thrilling game.
Chivas USA Major League Soccer
Chivas USA plays in the MLS, or Major League Soccer,
which is the premiere soccer league in the United States and Canada and is also a member of CONCACAF. Nineteen teams in the
league compete during the regular season which begins each March hoping to earn a spot in the postseason. Each team plays
thirty four regular season games with the regular season champion being awarded the Supporters' Shield. The top ten teams
advance to the playoffs with the last two teams playing in the MLS Cup in December. The first season of the MLS was in 1996
with ten charter members of which the Columbus Crew was one. Plans for establishing the league began as far back as 1988 when
U.S. Soccer made an agreement with FIFA to have plans to get a Division I professional soccer league in place in order to
be allowed to host the 1994 World Cup. The league is granted a spot for three American teams in the CONCACAF Champions League
while another team has the chance to qualify via the U.S. Open Cup. Year after year MLS gains more fans and it stands as one
of the five major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
Chivas USA Rivalries
the biggest rival of Chivas USA is the Los Angeles Galaxy with whom they not only share a home city but also a home field
at StubHub Center. Chivas USA had a good deal of success early on, making it to the semifinals behind strong the goalkeeping
of Brad Guzan before losing to the Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting Kansas City), and ever since Chivas has made a point
of playing extra hard against Kansas City.
There are few events as exciting as seeing one
top notch soccer team compete at home against another. The players in the MLS have grown up playing the sport that they love
and are out there s much to advance the popularity of the sport in the United States. Soccer is the most popular sport in
the world and gives birth to the most fervent and dedicated fans. One step into a stadium when the local national team is
playing and you will understand what all of the fuss is about. Unrelenting action, otherworldly footwork, stunning slide tackles,
and mind blowing, acrobatic saves by goalkeepers will have you seeing exactly why soccer is referred to as "the beautiful
game." You will be chanting and singing along and barely even need to use your seat as move after move will have you jumping
up and cheering for the home team. By the time the referee blows the final whistle you will be anxiously awaiting the next
opportunity to attend a Chivas USA game and will find yourself an MLS and soccer fan for life.
full name of Chivas USA is Club Deportivo Chivas USA and they were originally affiliated with Club Deportivo Guadalajara,
one of the most popular teams in Mexico. C.D. Guadalajara are also known as Chivas which is Spanish for goats. Jorge Vergara
owned both Chivas USA and C.D. Guadalajara up until 2014 when the MLS bought the team with plans to sell it to a new owner
prior to the 2015 season.