Chivas USA announces schedule for its inaugural MLS season
CARSON, Calif. - Club Deportivo Chivas USA
announced Monday its schedule for its inaugural Major League Soccer
campaign. The Mexican-owned expansion franchise will open the 32-game MLS
regular season against defending champions D.C. United (12 p.m. PT, live on
ABC) on April 2 at The Home Depot Center, and also closes the season at
home, against New Jersey-based MetroStars.
For the first time in 2005, the city of Los Angeles and all of the Southland
will revel in all of the passion of a top-flight intra-city soccer rivalry,
when Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy square off in a matchup that
appears four times on the 2005 MLS calendar. The Galaxy play host to the
first "Clásico" on April 23, while Chivas USA host the Galaxy on October 8
on the second-to-last weekend of the season. The other two editions of the
"Clásico Angelino" will take place on May 28 and June 16.
In all, the Red-and-White will face its Western Conference rivals (San Jose
Earthquakes, Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas and fellow expansion team Real Salt
Lake) four times: twice on the road and twice at home. The Red-and-White
face the six teams of MLS's Eastern Conference (D.C. United, MetroStars,
Columbus Crew, New England Revolution, Chicago Fire and Kansas City Wizards)
only twice each: once on the road, and once at home.
The only way to reserve a seat today for any of these matches is by buying
your "ChivaBono" (season ticket package that includes all 16 home games for
Chivas USA, plus three bonus games, at a price of $16 per game); or by
purchasing a five- or ten-game ticket package, starting at $18 and $17 per
game, respectively. A complete list of the games included in these new
ticket plans, as well as Club Deportivo Chivas USA's official schedule for
the 2005 Major League Soccer season, are listed below.
For more information on how to experience all the passion of Chivas USA's
first season in Los Angeles, call 1-877-CHIVAS-1.
DATES FOR CHIVAS USA FIVE-GAME TICKET PACKAGE
Saturday April 2 vs. D.C. United Saturday May 7 vs. Real Salt Lake Saturday May 28 vs. Los Angeles Galaxy Saturday July 2 vs. Chicago Fire Saturday October 8 vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
DATES FOR CHIVAS USA TEN-GAME TICKET PACKAGE
Saturday April 2 vs. D.C. United Saturday May 7 vs. Real Salt Lake Sunday May 22 vs. FC Dallas Saturday May 28 vs. Los Angeles Galaxy Sunday June 12 vs. San Jose Earthquakes Saturday July 2 vs. Chicago Fire Friday July 22 vs. New England Revolution Saturday September 3 vs. Columbus Crew Saturday September 17 vs. San Jose Earthquakes Saturday October 8 vs. Los Angeles Galaxy