Chivas USA to have 400 try out

"Sangre Nueva," the official tryouts for the first team of Club Deportivo Chivas USA, Los Angeles' new Major League Soccer franchise, are set to take place this Sunday, October 31 in the city of Baldwin Park, Los Angeles County.

Four-hundred soccer players from 17 different U.S. states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah and Virginia) have signed up for the tryouts, to be held at Charles D. Jones Junior High School, located at 14250 East Merced Avenue in the city of Baldwin Park.

Media interested in covering the event should contact the Public Relations Department of Chivas USA. Due to limited space and parking availability, access to the tryouts will be restricted to registered players, their immediate family members, and members of the press.

Founded by owners Jorge Vergara and Antonio Cué, Club Deportivo Chivas USA is getting ready to take Major League Soccer by storm starting in April 2005. To reserve your tickets for the team's inaugural season, or for more information about "Sangre Nueva," the team's official social club "ChivaSocio," or Chivas USA's preparations for the 2005 MLS season, call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit www.CDCHIVASUSA.com.

'SANGRE NUEVA' :: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. PT - Sunday, October 31

WHAT: "Sangre Nueva," official tryouts for CD Chivas USA

WHEN: Sunday, October 31, 2004
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. PT

WHERE: Charles D. Jones Junior High School***
14250 East Merced Ave
Baldwin Park, California 91706

WHO: Access to the tryouts is restricted to registered players, their immediate family members, and members of the press

PARKING: On-site parking is available for members of the press with valid ID; Players should use available street parking outside the school grounds

***Please do not contact Charles Jones Junior High School. The school does not have information about this event.