The Chivas USA are coming to Santa Ana – but our local NIMBY’s need not fret. This won’t be the Major League Soccer Squad that plays at the Home Depot Center in Rancho Dominguez.
The Santa Ana Sentinel is reporting that “we’ll see a newly-formed Orange County branch of the Chivas USA Youth Academy, presided by first team Chivas USA player Jorge Villafaña, who is the first ever Sueño MLS Winner. As some of you may know Villafaña was born in Anaheim and played in Santa Ana growing up.”
The Chivas USA Orange County Academy is set to kickoff its inaugural season in the CalSouth league at Santa Ana Stadium on September 6. In preparation for the season, Chivas USA held a preseason match on Tuesday night, August 27th at Santa Ana Stadium, against a local squad Pumas Santa Ana.