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Chivas USA 2007
2007 Club by Club
January 12, 2007: Chivas USA adds three players to its squad in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, selecting Fort Lewis College forward John Cunliffe and U.C. Irvine defender Cameron Dunn, while also acquiring Santa Ana, California native and former U.S. U-17 standout David Arvizu in a trade with the New York Red Bulls.
January 17, 2007: Chivas USA names Predrag Radosavljevic - a.k.a. Preki - as the club's fourth Head Coach.
January 18, 2007: Chivas USA selects five players in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft: defender Desmond Brooks (Saint Mary's College), midfielders Erasmo Solorzano (U.C. Riverside) and Raul Bautista (San Diego State University) and forwards Anthony Hamilton (U.C. Irvine) and Lyle Martin (Cal State University Bakersfield).
January 20, 2007: Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein debuts in style for the United States National Team, starting at left back and scoring in the Americans' 3-1 win over Denmark at The Home Depot Center. The 22-year old becomes the second Chivas USA player to debut for the Stars-and-Stripes (following Brad Guzan) and the first to score in his international debut.
January 24, 2007: Chivas USA announces an agreement with Premier Development League (PDL) side Lancaster Rattlers, forming a close relationship between the two institutions in sporting and promotional areas.
February 5, 2007: Chivas USA opens its 2007 preseason camp at The Home Depot Center under new head coach Preki.
February 7, 2007: Chivas USA announces a partnership with Real So Cal, one of the United States' premier youth soccer clubs, covering an array of activities, from exhibition games, to cross-promotion, to cooperation on sporting matters.
February 19, 2007: Chivas USA announces the signing of former Cuban National Team forward Maykel Galindo.
March 1, 2007: Chivas USA names Zoran Savic as a new Assistant Coach, joining Martin Vasquez and Goalkeeper Coach Zak Abdel in serving under Head Coach Preki.
March 25, 2007: Following a month of tryouts, Chivas USA announces on Univision's Republica Deportiva that Anaheim native Jorge Flores is the first winner of Sueno MLS, and will join the Chivas USA Under-19 squad.
May 16, 2007: Chivas USA and Comex Group announce a multi-year, multimillion dollar deal which puts the logo of Comex, Mexico's leading paint company, on Chivas USA jerseys.
May 26, 2007: Original Chivas USA captain and the fourth most capped player in Mexican National Team history, Ramon Ramirez, announces his retirement from soccer at The Home Depot Center.
July 19, 2007: Defender Jonathan Bornstein becomes the first Chivas USA player to start in an MLS All-Star game, playing 90 minutes as the MLS All Stars defeat Celtic FC of Scotland 2-0 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.
July 25, 2007: Sueno MLS winner Jorge Flores is promoted from Chivas USA's Under-19 Team and signs a professional contract that puts him on the 28-man roster.
Sept. 9, 2007: Jorge Flores, winner of Chivas USA's Sueno MLS, makes his first-team debut in a 3-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls.
Sept. 11, 2007: Chivas USA names Shawn Hunter, one of one of the most experienced and innovative sports marketing minds in the United States, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chivas USA Enterprises, LLC, Chivas USA's parent company.
Sept. 13, 2007: Chivas USA's second consecutive 3-0 win over the LA Galaxy gives the Red-and-White a first victory against its neighbors in the Honda Super Clasico season series.
Sept. 23, 2007: With a 2-1 win against Kansas City, Chivas USA clinches its second consecutive playoff berth with five matches left in the season.
Oct. 20, 2007: Chivas USA's scoreless draw with the Houston Dynamo in its final regular season game leaves the Red-and-White with its best record to date (15-7-8, 53 pts) and the regular season Western Conference title.
Oct. 31, 2007: Chivas USA goalkeeper Brad Guzan, a Chivas USA Original and one of Major League Soccer's most promising young netminders, is named MLS's Panasonic Goalkeeper of the Year for the 2007 season.
Nov. 3, 2007: Chivas USA ties Kansas City 0-0 at home in the playoffs but is unable to overcome a 1-0 deficit from the first match of the two-game series, falling short of advancing to the Western Conference Championship game.
Nov. 7, 2007: Chivas USA Head Coach Preki Radosavljevic is named MLS Coach of the Year for 2007 after the first-year manager led the Red-and-White to a 15-7-8 record (W-L-T) and first place in Major League Soccer's Western Conference.
Nov. 19, 2007: Chivas USA midfielder Jorge Flores, Sueno MLS winner, is called up by the U.S. Under-20 National Team for its trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Nov. 23 to Dec. 3.