Chivas USA signed former Chivas USA U-18 Team member Bryan de la Fuente of Bell, Calif., as a Home Grown Player on August 25, 2010. De la Fuente had played for three years in the Chivas USA Youth System, and for two seasons before that in the youth teams of Chivas de Guadalajara. A regular on the United States Under-20 National Team, de la Fuente was born in Laredo, Tex., but grew up in Zapopán, Mexico, until the age of 15, when he and his family moved to Bell, Calif.
De la Fuente has played with the U.S. Under-20 National Team in several tournaments, including the Dallas Cup and the 2010 Milk Cup, which the team won. After signing with Chivas USA on August 25, de la Fuente was called up to the U-20’s for the Cuadrangular Internacional tournament in Peru. He made his MLS debut on October 23, 2010, coming in as a late-match substitute for Jonathan Bornstein, who was playing in his final match for Chivas USA before a move to Tigres UANL of the Mexican First Division.
Has played with the U.S. Under-20 National Team in several tournaments, including the Dallas Cup and the 2010 Milk Cup, which the team won. After signing with Chivas USA on August 25, de la Fuente was called up to the U-20’s for the Cuadrangular Internacional tournament in Peru.
De la Fuente played in the Chivas de Guadalajara youth teams from 2005 to 2007, when his family moved to Bell, Calif. In three years (2007-2010) in the Chivas USA Youth System, de la Fuente played first for the Chivas USA Under-16 team under Miguel Ramos and Samuel Rivas before joining the Chivas USA U-18’s, coached by Sacha van der Most and Cuco Sánchez. On those teams, de la Fuente played in the Copa Chivas in Guadalajara and the Copa Saprissa in Costa Rica, two of the most prestigious youth tournaments in the region.
Born July 1, 1992 in Laredo, Tex., de la Fuente moved to Zapopán, Mexico before his first birthday, growing up near Chivas de Guadalajara’s Verde Valle training facilities. He grew up a fan of Chivas de Guadalajara, and said upon joining Chivas USA that “since I was a kid, Chivas was the team I grew up with, and Chivas USA also means a lot to me. I care a great deal for this institution.”