'Sangre Nueva' tryouts concluded
Arriving shortly after
dawn, nearly 400 soccer players from 17 U.S. states came to Charles D.
Jones Junior High School in the city of Baldwin Park to participate in
Sunday's "Sangre Nueva" tryouts for Club Deportivo Chivas USA.
The players were observed by Chivas USA Head Coach Thomas Rongen and
Director of Soccer Dennis te Kloese, accompanied by five special guests
from Club Deportivo Guadalajara: Salvador "Chava" Reyes, Chivas' all-
time leading goalscorer; Arturo "el Cura" Chaires, captain of Chivas
during the 1960's, Salvador Gamero, Guadalajara's youth team coach;
Elías Vásquez, head of the team's goalkeeping school, and Hans
Westerhoff, Director of Soccer.
Among the 396 players who participated Sunday, a select group will be
invited back to a second training session in mid-November (date and
location to be announced). The coaching staff of Chivas USA will contact
these players by telephone this week.