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Discussion in 'Archives: CD Chivas USA' started by FCUM2005, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. FCUM2005

    FCUM2005 New Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Adlington, England
    I am an FC United of Manchester fan and of course still a fan of Manchester United. I am hoping to come over for a game next season mainly to see David Beckham playing again, however it has just struck me I could also take in a chivas game whilst over there. Whilst I know a little about LA galaxy I know next to nothing about Chivas. What sort of attendances do you get? Is there a difference in atmosphere between yourselves and LA Galaxy?
     
  2. Going Mobile

    Going Mobile Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Galaxy will sellout every game because of Becks, they have always had the top attendence in the league. HOWEVER, while the crowds are smaller for a Chivas game they are more passionate. If you take in a Galaxy game you really need to be in Sec 138 to enjoy yourself. You can sit almost anywhere at a Chivas game and the fans are all into the game. One of the hardest tix to get this year will be the Chivas/Galaxy games(dardy for the blokes). If you do make to a Chivas game be sure by the Legion in the north end for a bit, it will remind you of home.
     
  3. SENOB

    SENOB New Member

    Dec 13, 2006
    Legion 1908
    Bring some ear plugs!!! :D
     
  4. FCUM2005

    FCUM2005 New Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Adlington, England
    To be honest im quite looking forward to coming over...ill wear my FC United top!!
     
  5. FCUM2005

    FCUM2005 New Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Adlington, England
    Ear plugs? You obv have never been to an FC United match..Only about 3000 of us but louder than bombs...back to standing and a proper football atmosphere..
     
  6. SENOB

    SENOB New Member

    Dec 13, 2006
    Legion 1908
    I haven't been to a fc united match but i have been to a Chivas vs. america match at estadio azteca, just well over 114,000+ fans screaming and chanting their heads off , yeah that sounds about right. so i do know what loud is...the ear plug thing was something we in the states like to call a "joke"...IT'S US "SOCCER"...HOW LOUD CAN WE BE.
     
  7. FCUM2005

    FCUM2005 New Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Adlington, England
    Hey us english have a sense of humour ya know! Having said that u have over a hundred years of catching up to do after being sidetracked with extremely boring sports such as basesball, american football etc...tee hee
     
  8. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    Fixed your post..:p
     
  9. FCUM2005

    FCUM2005 New Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Adlington, England
    I would agree with u about darts(is that a sport?) and snooker...both like watching paint dry..Cricket however I do quite like..especially the Ashes series in which we have just been battered...however, Baseball? girls play that here and its called rounders!
     
  10. Warlocklord

    Warlocklord New Member

    Jun 26, 2005
    USA
    FCUM2005 as was stated by the previous posters the atmosphere at a Chivas USA game dwarfs that at the galaxy games and that will be furthered with beckham coming over......the people are fans are friendly and everyone comes to the game looking to have a good time while watching soccer.........


    On a side note, I got word from the FO that a large amount of galaxy fans have switched over to Chivas, they would not say the number, however, it was staggering the amount of ticket holder switch over.....
     
  11. FCUM2005

    FCUM2005 New Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Adlington, England
    Fans switching sides??? how does that work..sounds like me buying a blue shirt and becoming a bitter city fan(massive). I really would like to come over and see all this first hand..
     
  12. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    Rounders is different.. It's more similar to softball,.. They don't throw 100mph overhand fastballs in rounders.. It's an underhand delivery.. There are other major differences..

    Anyway, it's what you have grown up with and you need knowledge of a game to truely appreciate it.. I never say anyone's game is boring.. If someone enjoys it.. that's the point.. I do find it strange, however, when someone enjoys cricket they can just out and out dismiss baseball as boring...;)

    I sat with a group of Brits watching an American football match in Utah once and they made comment after comment between plays such as "How can you stand all these breaks in the play?"
    I'm not a big American football fan but I do know that for an American fan who knows the sport, that is the time they are using their own minds to try to figure out what should be done next. Discuss it with friends and play coach. An enjoyable envolvement period for them and one of the attractions of the game for many.. Something not really explainable to someone with little exposure and knowledge..

    The same thing can be said of Americans who don't like soccer or cricket..
    Lack of knowledge and exposure makes appreciation not as easy for them..
     
  13. FCUM2005

    FCUM2005 New Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Adlington, England
    I meant my comments as light hearted banter. It was not my intention to offend anybody. I undertstand people finding cricket boring, but i do enjoy the Ashes series against Australia. Football is my game and have been watching it for about 38 yrs as man and boy...
     
  14. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    No offense taken at all.. I don't find cricket boring.. I don't know enough about it.. Still trying to figure out the scoring..:D

    For these boards, my point applies in that soccer has to battle the same things here where people call it "boring" and make fun of the lack of scoring and people like Tiger Woods say.. "I don't want my kids playing soccer. I want them to play a physical game."..:rolleyes:

    Simply a lack of exposure and knowledge..
    Anyway.. The Chivas USA/ Galaxy match would be a great time if you can catch it!! Chivas USA have great fans..
     
  15. FCUM2005

    FCUM2005 New Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Adlington, England
    Ill keep my eye out for it when the fixtures come out. if u need to know the scoring for cricket and basic rules i could pm u?
     
  16. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    Thanks! I've got the rules bookmarked already.. I'm planning on catching a match here someday soon.. It's actually played here too... You just have to travel a bit sometimes and we don't get a high level to watch here..;)
    We did beat the West Indies in the 1880s in 9..:)
     
  17. FCUM2005

    FCUM2005 New Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Adlington, England
    A close test match over 5 days is something to behold, also 20/20 cricket has been an interesting move, fast and exciting. It still doesnt beat watching United win the european cup in 99, or indeed watching Fc United coming from 2-1 down to win 3-2 in the last minute away to Newcastle town...have a look at our clubs websites, the official one is www.fc-utd.com and our fans one which is prob better is www.fcunitedofmanchester.co.uk some pretty good video and pictures on there..
     
  18. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    Thanks..!
    We better get back to Chivas USA or they may move the thread here..:D

    http://www.bigcricket.com/

    There's a chance one or two of Chivas USA's matches will be at the Coliseum for a double header with a big Mexican Club, or two, or against a Euro team, perhaps.. Last year 92K came to one..
     
  19. Going Mobile

    Going Mobile Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can guarantee you one doubleheader will be played at the Coliseum. BIG money is amde on those games.Usually around August when the X games invade HDC.
     
  20. Warlocklord

    Warlocklord New Member

    Jun 26, 2005
    USA
    I was talking with the FO and there will be another game like last years, they would not tell me who they were getting, but due in part to the success of last year's game, it will be happening......I am curious to see who they bring in.....
     
  21. Legionario

    Legionario New Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Kalifas
    Hey bro...... Glad to see an interest in the team. I am also a United fans. Lets kick some Arsenal a$$ tomorrow!!!

    Well.... a brief history. Chivas USA started in 2005. It is the expansion of a team from the Mexican League called Chivas Guadalajara (they just celebrated there 100 years). They both have the same owner. Chivas USA was basically created to bring in a new market of fans to the MLS games. Last year we made it into the playoffs, but lost.

    I myself am with the supporters group (or firm as you my know it) called Legion 1908. We began as a group supporting the Mexican team Chivas Guadalajara. But since Chivas USA was created, we support them as well.

    We have been called the most passionate fans in the league. And pretty much are complimented by every TV commentator. But as you would expect.... every other team's fans hate us. (Life is lonely at the top)

    We always have Section 120-122. We have drums, trumpets, banners, flags, chants, mosh pits, etc etc etc. It's definately the place to be if you attend a game.

    If you attend a Galaxy game .... bring a book. It's been often been called the Library of MLS.

    The Chivas/Galaxy game ticket will be a tough one to come because of obvious reasons. If you are serious about attending the game. Drop me a message and I will get you some tickets and you can experience a game they way you are accustomed to. Loud and intense.
     
  22. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I speak pretty much as a neutral here, I'll definitely give Chivas USA supporters props, but I think many DC United supporters would have something to say about that statement! ^^ ;)

    But I do agree, the Legion put on a good show even on TV!
     
  23. golazo_usa

    golazo_usa Member

    Oct 2, 1999
    Hey I saw your team FC United on the Futbol Mundial show.

    The show talked about the supporters breaking away from
    MUFC and forming their own club, obtaining sponsorship, etc.
    They also followed you guys down to Blackpool for your
    'European Cup' match. :D
     
  24. ehard22

    ehard22 New Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Denver, Colorado
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey, Chivas have signed a player from Bolton, England, John Cunliffe...so, round your parts and he is a big Man U supporter as well so, all the more reason to check out a game.
     
  25. Legionario

    Legionario New Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Kalifas
    Looks like he is impressing on the pitch as well. Especially at the last game against the Freson Fuego.

    Looks like it will come down to the wire between him and Borboa.
     

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