Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


LA's New Soccer Frontier

We need to hear from you.
Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

Chivas of Guadalajara was in LA yesterday, playing Argentina's Boca Juniors to 1-1 draw at the Coliseum.

Why do we care? Well, the match was something of a preview for LA soccer next year when Chivas USA joins the Galaxy as full-time tenants of the Home Depot Center.

That's right. LA is about to be a two MLS-team town, only Chivas USA will attempt to win over Mexican fans by effectively making the game experience in Spanish. The team will also have a Spanish coach, who conducts practices in Spanish, and will use all of its foreign player allottments on Mexicans.

Support for LAist comes from

Will Chivas USA unseat the Galaxy as LA's soccer team? Can LA handle two MLS teams? MLS fans, post your feedback!

Most Read