Club Deportivo Chivas USA to host D.C. United on April 2 in MLS expansion team's historic first match
Club Deportivo Chivas
USA announced Wednesday that it will open its inaugural season at home,
when it plays host to defending MLS champions D.C. United at The Home
Depot Center in Carson, California in the first game of the Major League
Soccer's 2005 season. This historic match between MLS's new Mexican-
owned franchise and the four-time MLS champions -- featuring stars Jaime
Moreno, Alecko Eskandarian and Freddy Adu in their only game against
Chivas USA in Los Angeles -- will broadcast live on ABC Sports on
Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 12 p.m. PT.
"We are excited to take the field in front of a national audience in the
United States in our first official match," said Antonio Cué, President
and Co-Owner of Club Deportivo Chivas USA. "And what better way than
against D.C. United, last year's best team, since in 2005 they can only
hope to be second-best."
Season tickets for Club Deportivo Chivas USA's inaugural campaign -- an
ideal gift for the Holidays -- are already on sale, with prices starting
at just 16 dollars per game. The 19-game ChivaBono package includes 16
regular-season games plus three bonus games.
"This will be one of the hottest tickets in the history of MLS," said
Whit Haskel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Club Deportivo
Chivas USA. "Fans will get the chance to see nearly 100 years of soccer
tradition take on Major League Soccer's winningest franchise in one of
the world's finest stadiums."
For more information on ChivaBono, Club Deportivo Chivas USA and its
preparations for its inaugural season, call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit
www.CDCHIVASUSA.com, the official Web site of Club Deportivo Chivas USA.
Please note that the club's offices will be closed from December 23 to