Nickname:
Owner Jorge Vergara is the owner of Mexico's storied soccer club, Chivas de Guadalajara. When he purchased a MLS team he unveiled the name "Chivas USA" meant to reach out to Los Anegeles' large Mexican community.
 
Manager:
Wilmer Cabrera 2014-

Stadium:
Stub Hub Center 2005-
 
Logo
2006-Present
10th Season
First Game Played April 2, 2005
 
 
 
 
 
Address:
18400 Avalon Blvd, Suite 500
Carson, CA 90746
Phone: (310) 630-3606

Web:
http://www.cdchivasusa.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stadiums: (1)
Stub Hub Center* 2005-Present
*-Home Depot Center 2005-2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MLS Cup MVP:
None
 
 
 
Best Season:
2007 (15-7-8, 53 points)

Worst Season
:
 
2005 (4-22-6; 18 points)
 
 
Mascot:
ChivaFighter
 
 
On the Air:
Televsion:
Prime Ticket; Fox Sports West; KDOC (Channel 32); KWHY (Channel 22)-Spanish

Radio
:
 
KFWB (980AM)-English; XEWW (690 AM)-Spanish

Broadcasters
:
Allen Hopkins and Christian Miles-English; Gustavo Vargas and Halim Zadat-Spanish TV; Rigo Cervantez and Hipolito Gamboa-Spanish
©MMXIV Tank Productions. Stats researched by Stephen Mulvoy, all information, and team names are property of Major League Soccer.  This site is not affiliated with the C.D. Chivas USA or the MLS.  This site is maintained for research purposes only.  All logos used on this page were from Chris Creamer's Sports Logos Page.
  Page created on February 6, 2005. Last updated on June 11, 2014 at 11:35 pm ET.  

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Managers: (10)
Thomas Rongen 2005
Javier Ledesma 2005
Hans Westerhof 2005
Bob Bradley 2006
Preki 2007-2009
Martin Vasquez 2010
Robin Fraser 2011-2012
Jose Luis Sanchez Sola 2013
Jose Luis Real 2013
Wilmer Cabrera 2014-Present

 
 
MLS Cup Champions:
None

MLS Cup Appearances:
None

Supporter's Shield Winner
:

None

Semi-Finals Appearances:
None

Confernce Champions: (1)
2007

Playoff Appearances: (4)
2006, 2007, 2008
, 2009
All-Star Games Hosted:
None

All-Star Game MVP
:
None
AWARDS
Coach of the Year: (2)
2006 Bob Bradley
2007 Preki


Rookie of the Year: (1)
2006 Jonathan Bornstein

Scoring Champion
:
None

Goalkeeper of the Year: (2)
2007 Brad Guzan
2009 Zach Thornton


Defender of the Year:
None

MVP:
None
Historical Moments:

2005: Jorge Vergara owner of the legendary Mexican League franchise Chivas de Guadalajara starts an MLS franchise in Los Angeles. Hoping to reach out to LA's large Mexican community he names the team Chivas USA to honor his famous 10-time Mexica League Championship team. Like many sports expansion teams, Chivas' first season would be a tumultuous one. Starting with a 2-0 shutout loss on opening day against defending champions DC United, the team would suffer a tremendous downward spiral, winning their first game on May 7 against expansion counterpart Real Salt Lake and then go winless in June, August and September. There would also be a coaching carousel for Chivas. After Thomas Rongen was fired in midseason, Javier Ledesma would give it a try before the team settled on Dutchman Hans Westerhoff for the rest of the season. At season's end, Chivas would find themselves in last place in MLS with a record of 4-22-6. Providing glimmers of hope for Chivas would be new coach Bob Bradley and up-and-coming players such as Ezra Hendrickson, Brad Guzan and Ramon Ramirez. The brightest spot for the team had to be a 1-0 win over eventual Eastern Conference champions New England Revolution on July 22

2006: After a horrific first year of existence, Chivas rebounded nicely with the help of new coach Bob Bradley and eventual Rookie of the Year Jonathan Bornstein. Consistent play by the team and acclimation to the league helped Chivas to an impressive 2nd year record of 10-9-13 and qualified for the playoffs for the first time. The team would have the LA soccer spotlight to themselves for the first time as the LA Galaxy failed to make the playoffs. Against the Houston Dynamo, Chivas USA stole a 2-1 victory, with Brad Guzan stopping a penalty kick in the closing seconds of the game. But in the next game, Chivas would have the tables turned on them with Dynamo scoring two goals to tie the series and Brian Ching scored the series winner at the very end of stoppage time to eliminate Chivas. A huge postgame fight put a sad end to a successful season for the club.

2007
:
In what proved to be a record-breaking year for the club, Preki took over as coach and Chivas USA jelled as a team and became the class of the West. Among the many bright spots was the acquisition of Maykel Galindo who scored 12 goals on the year and Ante Razov continued to show he had a lot left in the tank playing alongside him. A perfect August propelled Chivas USA to a solid 15-7-8 record and the top spot in the Western Conference. This would not lead to improvement in the playoffs as they were beaten by the Kansas City Wizards, 1-0 on aggregate.

2008
:
Chivas USA got off to a good start, as they were in a first place battle with the LA Galaxy much of the first half. However, in the middle of the season the were forced to play without star midfielder Sacha Kljestan, who was playing for the U.S. National Team in the Beijing Olympics, while their star goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who was sold to Aston Villa F.C. However, they were able to still make the playoffs, by finishing in second place with 12-11-7 record. The playoffs would see a quick exit as they were bounced by Real Salt Lake 3-2 aggregate score.

2009: In their fifth year in existence, Chivas got off to an impressive start, winning seven of their first ten matches to climb to the top of the West early on. After that, though, the club would begin to slump, although earning a wild card spot with a record of 13-11-6. Chivas would play the LA Galaxy, the team they share the Home Depot Center with, in the first round of the playoffs, where the Galaxy would outwit Chivas 3-2 on aggregate.

2010
:
Following four straight playoff appearances, Chivas would take a huge step backwards, enduring a nine-game winless streak and ending up in last place in the West with an 8-18-4 record. A bright spot for the club was the presence of Jonathan Bornstein on the US National team during the World Cup in South Africa.\

2011
:
Chivas would suffer through a mediocre first half of the season, alternating ties and losses through a small amount of wins. While they were able to keep a relatively balanced attack on their opponents with a -2 goal differential on the season, the year would be considered a disappointment at 8-14-12, sitting in eighth place in the West.

2012
:
Owner Jorge Vergara would buy out his partners in midseason and would become Chivas' only owner and that would lead to a whirlwind of changes for the club as they muddled through a difficult 7-18-9 campaign. After being in playoff contention for the first half of the season, Chivas would go 0-9-4 including a seven-game losing streak after July 29.

2013
:
Chivas got off the year to a good start as they won three of their first five matches to contend for the top spot. But it was all very much downhill from there as the club endured a 14-match winless streak that included losing seven in a row to blow any chances they had of contending for the playoffs as the team ended with a 6-20-8 record and in dead last in the West. In the offseason, MLS bought the club.




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