CHIVAS USA TRAVEL ADVISORY UPDATE
Goats will depart on Sunday to Portland for tournament
CARSON, Calif. (Saturday, February 25, 2012) As previously announced by Chivas USA, the club will travel tomorrow Sunday, February 26 to Portland for their final pre-season matches in a four-team tournament from February 27 through March 4, hosted by the Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN Field in Oregon. Along with host Timbers, the Red-and-White will be joined by Sweden’s AIK from the Allsvenskan first-division and MLS Western Conference opponents the San Jose Earthquakes.
The tournament will consist of three doubleheader sessions at JELD-WEN Field, with Chivas USA and AIK kicking off the round-robin format Monday, Feb. 27, at 5 pm PT. The Red and White will finish their pre-season tune-up at the tournament on Sunday March 4 against San Jose. This will be the Goats final pre-season match prior to the season opener at Home Depot Center scheduled for Sunday March 11 at 4:00 pm PT against MLS Cup runner up Houston Dynamo.
The following is the breakdown of the tournament schedule along with training schedule for the Rojiblancos while in Portland:
CHIVAS USA TORUNAMENT AND TRAINING SCHEDULE: February 26 – March 5*
Sunday, February 26 Travel: Trip to Portland
Sunday, February 26 Training, 6 pm – Tualatin Hills Recreation Center, Beaverton, OR.
Monday, February 27 Chivas USA vs. AIK of Sweden, 5 pm – JELD-WEN Field, Portland
Tuesday, February 28 Training, 9 am – Tualatin Hills Recreation Center, Beaverton, OR.
Wednesday, February 29 Training, 10 am – University of Portland
Thursday, March 1 Chivas USA vs. Portland Timbers, 7:30 pm – JELD-WEN Field, Portland
Friday, March 2 Training, 9 am – Tualatin Hills Recreation Center, Beaverton, OR.
Saturday, March 3 Training, 10 am – University of Portland
Sunday, March 4 Chivas USA vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 2:30 pm – JELD-WEN Field, Portland
Monday, March 5 Travel: Return to Los Angeles
*Approximate Training session times 60 to 90 minutes. Subject to change without prior notice. All times Pacific, unless otherwise noted. For latest information, or if you plan on attending a session, please contact Chivas USA’s Public Relations Department.
As a part of First Kick 2012 presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, The Red-and-White officially kick-off the 2012 MLS season on Sunday, March 11 at the Home Depot Center, when they square off against 2011 MLS Cup runner up, Houston Dynamo. The match will broadcast live on Prime Ticket and Galavision at 4 p.m. PT. For Season Seats starting at just $9 per game visit cdchivasusa.com or call 1-877-CHIVAS-1.
About Chivas USA
Founded in 2004, Los Angeles-based Club Deportivo Chivas USA has achieved remarkable success in seven full seasons in Major League Soccer. From 2006-2009, the Mexican-owned club qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in four consecutive seasons, to the delight of its passionate supporters. In addition, Chivas USA’s innovative grassroots programs demonstrate its deep commitment to the Southern California community, while the club’s youth teams and Soccer Academies offer unprecedented opportunities to the region’s best young talent. For more information on Chivas USA, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.