to determine local supremacy at The Home Depot Center on the campus of Cal State University, Dominguez Hills in the inaugural Honda Super Clasico Series. The winning club and MVP of the series will be awarded trophies in the annual series.
A press conference will be held tomorrow, April 19 at 12:45 p.m. in the Stadium Club of The Home Depot Center to announce further details on the series.
The presentation of the Honda Super Clasico Series trophy and the MVP of the series will take place immediately following the final contest. The two clubs will meet for the first time in MLS history on April 23 when the Galaxy hosts Chivas at 7 p.m. Chivas will play host to the Galaxy on May 28 while the Galaxy will be the home team when the clubs meet on July 16. The season series closes out on Oct. 8 when Chivas hosts the Galaxy. All games will take place at The Home Depot Center.
"The Honda Super Clasico brings to Major League Soccer a spirited competition which we believe will deliver passion among fans of both teams that will parallel the tradition of the greatest sports rivalries," stated Barbara Ponce from American Honda.
About The Home Depot Center
The Home Depot Center is southern California's new home of world-class competition and training facilities for amateur, Olympic, collegiate and professional athletes. The $150 million privately financed facility was developed and is operated by AEG on a 125 acre site on the campus of California State Dominguez Hills in Carson, California, The Home Depot Center features a 13,000 seat stadium for tennis, a 27,000 seat stadium for soccer, rugby, lacrosse & other athletic competitions and outdoor concerts, a 20,000 seat facility for track & field, the ADT Event Center, a 2450-seat indoor velodrome and other facilities for softball, baseball, beach volleyball, basketball and other sports. Named an Official U.S. Olympic Training Site, The Home Depot Center is home of the USA Tennis High Performance Training Center as well as the national team training headquarters for the U.S. Soccer Federation. The "complex, " which is also the home of the nationally recognized Athletes Performance training center for elite and professional athletes, has additionally be designated "official" training sites for USA Cycling, United States Track & Field and the USTA.
About American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Honda is one of the world's leading producers of automobiles, motorcycles and ATVs, power products, marine engines and personal watercraft. This diverse product line-up has also made Honda the world's preeminent engine-maker, with production of more than 19 million engines annually. Honda employs more than 26,000 Americans in the design, manufacture and marketing of its products in America. Honda currently builds products in 12 manufacturing plants in North America, with three major R&D centers in the U.S.
For more than a decade, Honda has supported soccer programs and played a part in the growth of this exciting sport in America. Honda's current support includes 10 years as the official Automotive Sponsor and Official Vehicle of Major League Soccer, as well as Founding Sponsor and Official Vehicle of Club Deportivo Chivas USA, the Honda Player of the Year and Honda Symposium.