Welcome Shawn Hunter

Discussion in 'Archives: CD Chivas USA' started by Ranka, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Ranka

    Ranka Member

    Apr 1, 2005
    Welcome Shawn Hunter!

    Today, Chivas USA will introduce former president of AEG Sports Shawn Hunter as its new chief executive officer, president and part owner, and his first order of business is to turn the team's success on the field into a success at the box office. "I do believe that Shawn will be able to turn it around," Cue said.

    more here!
     
  2. glyconerd

    glyconerd Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    Uzbekistan
    :( Ouch. Shawn, welcome to Chivas USA. :)
     
  3. michoacano1

    michoacano1 New Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    COWTOWN, TX
    Part owner???:confused:
     
  4. futgod

    futgod Member+

    Nov 28, 2006
    NorCal
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    We are the necaxa of the 90s:(

    They used to say necaxa players would shake all the fans hands after the game.
     
  5. agutierrez

    agutierrez New Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    LA
    What a great article. I don't think i could have worded it better myself.
     
  6. RMoreno

    RMoreno Member

    Jan 18, 2005
    Southern California
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Part owner?

    Whose part of the ownership is he getting?
    Does this mean that Vergara is selling his share?

    Will this "Identity crisis" that Jesse talks about in the article, mean that
    there will be a re-branding around the corner along with new colors and new city? I hope that Hunter can see how much success the galaxy is having with that strategy. :mad:
     
  7. chapulincolorado

    Jul 14, 1999
    McAllen, Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I second that query? "Part owner"? If it's true...damn! Now we know another Chivas USA owner! I am thinking somewhere the writer fudged up.
     
  8. chapulincolorado

    Jul 14, 1999
    McAllen, Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    LOL. No. More like UAG. Great team that deserves a greater following. I think it's a matter of patience and need a broader marketing.
     
  9. sin palabras

    sin palabras New Member

    May 21, 2007
    Los Angeles
    that's very interesting if he has in fact negotiated an ownership interest in the organization, i would think it would facilitate some pretty drastic changes. if this is more cue's team than vergara's (and if hunter is an owner, now even less so vergara's), couldn't a rebrand be on the horizon as the chivas brand isn't moving much in this market? i just wonder how close cue's heart is the chivas storyline.
     
  10. Going Mobile

    Going Mobile Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am guessing not as close as it is to his bottomline.
     
  11. ekker3

    ekker3 Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    there's this massive rumor floating around.

    Ex-AEG employee Shawn Hunter gets partial ownership with the intention of selling Chivas USA to AEG. (since AEG isnt getting its profits from empty chivas home games). Since Vergara would no longer be in the picture, the chivas name would be dropped, they would be rebranded, and AEG will then look at shipping Chivas out of HDC and into another city and into a new stadium ($$$).

    i was worried about this before and now with Hunter getting the labels CEO, President, and Part Owner.

    AEG = evil
     
  12. agutierrez

    agutierrez New Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    LA

    Where is this rumor floating around?
     
  13. EastLAChiva

    EastLAChiva Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Section 138
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hold up!

    Let's slow down a bit guys!

    Nothing is set in stone until we see what happens today.

    Rebranding and relocation might not be bad.

    Chivas Los Angeles sounds cool. [a palm tree replaces the tree on the badge]

    A new stadium in OC? Pomona?

    We just have to wait until the press conference.
     
  14. rock-star_79

    rock-star_79 New Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Milwaukee
    IF Vergara sold his shares then you can bet the team will loose the Chivas name since he owns the rights. I can't see Antonio Cue paying Vergara royalty rights. If they can't get the Chivas brand sold in LA their is no way it will succeed anywhere else, LA is one of three cities with the most Chivas supporters.

    So if they move, Chivas name is out
    if they loose Vergara, Chivas name is out,
    if they loose the Chivas name a lot of supporter will be out.
    (I hope this is a just a rumor. :confused:)

    I know that this is what a lot of Chivas USA supporters want but with the CD Guadalajara ties our team has a sense of history. :confused:
     
  15. Going Mobile

    Going Mobile Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We need to build our own fan base and our own history, They have proven over the last few years you cannot live on the history of a team thats in another country. For the most part Chivas Guad fans have NOT supported us adn frankly it has hurt the attendance, IMO.

    I agree its far too early to start these crazy rumors and we need to enjoy what the team is doing NOW. At the very least we have one year at HDC left on the lease, lets sit back and see what the new guys brings to the table.
     
  16. rock-star_79

    rock-star_79 New Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Milwaukee
    I see what you are saying but for the most part 90% of the fans that support Chivas USA are their because of their ties are with CD Guadalajara. If that is no longer the case those fans may leave, attendance will be worse then now. I can't see them making new fans in a city that highly favors the Galaxy. The team may have to leave. Doom and Gloom, I hope this is rumors.
     
  17. hrothgarofsocal

    Apr 22, 2007
    Union Ultras
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    I heard he was going to rebrand us Suwon USA and field all asian - american players the first year.
     
  18. agutierrez

    agutierrez New Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    LA
    Does anyone know when the press conference is suppose to start?
     
  19. rock-star_79

    rock-star_79 New Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Milwaukee
  20. AndSomeAreAngels

    AndSomeAreAngels Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 7, 2003
    Brokelyn
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's official

    Not sure what to make of it, but the franchise needs a shot in the arm, no doubt. Even if Vergara is selling his part ownership, I would imagine he'd want his Chivas brand plastered all over the place.

    Personally, I'm somewhat in favor of a rebranding, but I know it's a sore spot with many hardcore Chivas USA fans.
     
  21. EastLAChiva

    EastLAChiva Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Section 138
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Something's fishy. This marriage doesn't seem right. BTW, the first Coyotes logo was crap, so was the uni.
     
  22. Going Mobile

    Going Mobile Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "I am confident that, with the addition of Shawn to both our front office team and our ownership group"

    took this from the official press release.
    maybe there is something to the rumors that was cited earlier
     
  23. Ranka

    Ranka Member

    Apr 1, 2005
    C'mon guys you are reading to much into what others want you to see.
    Cue/Vergara/Hunter that sounds like an ownership group to me...

    ((((Focus))))
    done? good!
    Galaxy game Thursday with the opportunity to claim the super clasico series and first place in the west!

    Vamos Chivas!
     
  24. chapulincolorado

    Jul 14, 1999
    McAllen, Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I am just curious. How many GM's are part of the "ownership group"?
     
  25. futgod

    futgod Member+

    Nov 28, 2006
    NorCal
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Why do we need another owner? I dont like this very much. I would never think either Cue and Vergara would move the team but I think Hunter will. Maybe Vergara wants out but I highly doubt it.
     

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