August 11, 2013; Carson, CA, USA; Chivas USA fans cheer against Colorado Rapids during the second half at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

El Bofo is here: Adolfo Bautista signs with Chivas USA


Wilmer Cabrera’s Chivas USA got a major boost when famed Mexican international forward Adolfo Bautista was signed to a contract, pending the arrival of his International Transfer Certificate. Per league and club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Bautista, 34, is in the tail end of his career, which included stops in Queretaro and San Luis. El Bofo’s biggest break came in 2004 with Chivas Guadalajara, where he helped lead the Rebaño Sagrado to two finals, including the 2006 title under the guidance of former Mexican national team coach Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre. He also was a major figure in Chivas Guadalajara’s 2010 Copa Libertadores run.

As a member of El Tri, Bautista earned 38 caps and 11 goals and took part in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. El Bofo was also part of the Mexican national team sides that competed in the 2004 and 2007 Copa America tournaments.

Transaction: Chivas USA sign Adolfo Bautista via discovery.

ADOLFO BAUTISTA

Full Name: Adolfo Bautista Herrera

Number: TBD

Position: Forward

Born: 5-15-1979

Birthplace: Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, México

Citizenship: Mexican

Height: 6’0’’

Weight: 167 lbs

Last Team: Atletico San Luis (Mexico Primera A)

Acquired: Via discovery

In other news, Chivas USA announced last week their preseason schedule for the 2014 Major League Soccer season. The club will be taking part in the Las Vegas ProSoccer Challenge against the Colorado Rapids before taking part in the Desert Diamond Cup from Feb. 17 through Mar. 2. The schedule is below.

Jan. 27: Players arrive at StubHub Center for physicals

Jan. 27 – Feb. 14: First Team trains in Los Angeles, Calif.

Games TBD

Feb. 15 – 16: Chivas USA vs. Colorado Rapids as part of the 2014 Las Vegas ProSoccer Challenge.

Game: Sunday, Feb. 16 – Chivas USA vs. Colorado Rapids

7 p.m. (PT) – Sam Boyd Stadium
Feb. 17 – March 2: First Team trains in Tucson, Ariz. as part of the 2014 Desert Diamond Cup

Games: Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Chivas USA vs. FC Tucson

12 p.m. (PT) – Kino North Sports Complex

 

Saturday, Feb. 22 – Chivas USA vs. New England Revolution

5 p.m. (PT) – Kino North Sports Complex

 

Wednesday, February 26 – Chivas USA vs. Colorado Rapids

12 p.m. (PT) – Kino North Sports Complex

 

Saturday, March 1 – Placement Match TBD – Kino North Sports Complex

March 9: Season Opener & Opening Day at StubHub Center

Chivas USA vs. Chicago Fire

12 p.m. (PT) – StubHub Center, Carson, Calif.

 

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