Mexican businessman Jorge Vergara took ownership of the struggling Chivas de Guadalajara in 2002 and sought to use the rejuvenated club to establish an international brand. In June 2003, the league announced that the 2003 MLS All-Star Game would be played against Chivas and that Vergara was interested in purchasing an expansion team. The team, named “Chivas USA”, would be ...
In 2009: Chivas USA has its best regular season ever with a 13–11–6 record and a fourth straight playoff berth. The team loses to LA Galaxy in the conference semifinals. Preki is named MLS Coach of the Year and Zach Thornton is named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year
In 2012: Chivas USA has its worst season ever with a 7–18–9 record and finishes last in the league. The team scores only 24 goals, the lowest in MLS history. Fraser is fired and replaced by Jose Luis Sanchez Sola, also known as Chelis. Vergara becomes the sole owner of the club after buying out Cue’s shares
On February 20, 2014, Major League Soccer purchased Chivas USA from Vergara. They announced plans to sell to a buyer dedicated to keeping the club in Los Angeles, as well as a plan to rebrand the club in time for the 2015 MLS season. ESPN reported on September 29, 2014, that the club would suspend operations at the end of ...
History of the Chivas USA
Chivas USA is a Major League Soccer (MLS) team based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2004, the club was initially owned by Mexican club CD Guadalajara and was meant to be an expansion of its brand into the United States. The name "Chivas" comes from Club Deportivo Guadalajara's nickname, which translates to “Goats” or “Kids” in English.
The team had a successful start as they made it to MLS Cup Final during their first season but lost out on penalty kicks against D.C United at home stadium, The Home Depot Center (now known as Dignity Health Sports Park). This marked an impressive beginning for Chivas USA, who would go on and make four more playoff appearances over their next nine seasons before ultimately folding after 2014 due to declining attendance figures and financial difficulties with ownership changes back and forth between Mexico City-based Grupo Omnilife/Grupo Pachuca & American owners Jorge Vergara & Angelica Fuentes.
In conclusion, Chivas USA was one of the most successful teams when they started playing in 2004 but unfortunately couldn't sustain this success over time due mainly to financial issues that eventually led them being dissolved after 11 years of existence within the MLS circuit, leaving behind many memories for fans both domestically & internationally alike; especially those associated with original parent club CD Guadalajara from Mexico whose influence helped shape what would become one America's most beloved soccer franchises despite lasting only short period time overall prior its demise back 2015.
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2004 – 2014 / Major League Soccer
2004 – 2014 / Club Deportivo Chivas USA
The Goats, Los Rojiblancos (The Red-and-Whites) - Chivas USA is an American professional soccer club in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2004, the team has become a prominent Major League Soccer (MLS) member and is one of the most successful teams in MLS history. Chivas USA’s name comes from its parent club: Club Deportivo Guadalajara—more commonly known as “Chivas” or “Las Chivas”—a Mexican soccer team that was founded over 100 years ago and remains one of Mexico's most famous clubs today.
The nickname "Chiva" translates to "female goat," which reflects not only the logo used by Club Deportivo Guadalajara but also their longstanding tradition of using female goats as mascots at games since they were first established in 1906! ‘chiva' also means strength, courage, and perseverance - values integral to CDG and Chivas USA.
Sports fans can learn more about this unique nickname when attending matches at Dignity Health Sports Park (formerly StubHub Center), where both teams play their home games each season! Additionally, there are plenty of fan-created tributes available online for those who want to show off their support for either side, whether it be through apparel featuring the Las Chivitas mascot or other memorabilia celebrating this special connection between two great sides from different countries on opposite sides of North America!
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2005 – 2014 / StubHub Center
2006 / Harder Stadium
2008, 2010 / Titan Stadium
2014 / Major League Soccer
2012 - 2014 / Jorge Vergara
2004 - 2012 / Jorge Vergara & Antonio Cué Sánchez-Navarro
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