Club Deportivo Chivas USA is an American professional soccer club based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). The club became MLS' eleventh team upon their expansion into the league in 2004 and was intended to be seen as a 'little brother' to its parent club Guadalajara, one of the most widely supported and successful teams in Mexico. In Spanish, chivas means 'goats', and is the nickname of CD Guadalajara. Chivas USA plays its home games at The Home Depot Center in Carson, which it shares with its rival, the Los Angeles Galaxy. The club is owned by Jorge Vergara Madrigal, owner of Guadalajara. Founded on August 2, 2004, as Major League Soccer's then-eleventh team, Los Angeles-based Club Deportivo Chivas USA has achieved some success in MLS. In 2007, the Mexican-owned club finished first in the Western Conference, qualifying for the playoffs for the second year in a row.
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