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Chivas USA
Chivas USA
Full name Club Deportivo Chivas USA
Nickname(s) The Goats
Los Rojiblancos (The Red-and-Whites)
Founded 2004
Dissolved 2014
Stadium StubHub Center
(Capacity: 18,800)
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Club Deportivo Chivas USA was an American professional soccer club that was located in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California while competing in Major League Soccer (MLS). It was originally a subsidiary of the Mexican club C.D. Guadalajara.

The club was the eleventh MLS team upon its entry into the league in 2004. Chivas USA was intended to be seen as a "little brother" to its parent club C.D. Guadalajara, one of the most widely supported and successful teams in Mexico. Chiva is Spanish for "goat", seen as a tough and resilient animal in Mexico, and is the nickname of C.D. Guadalajara.

Chivas USA played its home games at the StubHub Center in Carson, which it shared with its rival, the LA Galaxy. The club was originally owned by Antonio Cue and Jorge Vergara, who also owns C.D. Guadalajara; in 2014, MLS purchased the club from Vergara with plans to sell to new owners.

The club ceased operations after the 2014 regular season. A new expansion franchise in Los Angeles will begin play in 2018.

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