Thursday, September 6, 2007

Chivas China

Club Deportivo Guadalajara is trying to expand its empire to the Far East.

According to mediotiempo.com, the club commonly known as Chivas will branch out to the People's Republic of China. The report says that Chivas officials will make it official in a presentation in the city of Hefei in the coming days.

The report says that Chivas and Omnilife owner Jorge Vergara traveled to Hefei to set up an Omnilife plant and also decided to start a soccer club there.

Interesting. Not sure about the Mexican population in China though I'd venture to guess that it's nonexistent. Also not sure what type of club the new Chivas China will be. However, if I could offer up some advice, I'd tell him two things: 1) don't field second-division players and 2) don't piss off the locals.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This goes against everything Chivas stands for. It is wrong on so many levels. Is there even any mexican people in china?

Anonymous said...

what do you mean with the second lesson "Don't piss off the locals". Did he do that in L.A.?

L.B. said...

Well, they came in trumpeting "Adios Soccer, Hello Futbol" and that sort of irritated a lot of people both here in SoCal and in the US. They are still suffering from that boneheaded marketing ploy.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how "Adios Soccer, Hello Futbol" is such a boneheaded marketing ploy if the target was Mexican American. As a non-Mexican American it irritates me but I'm not the target audience. Is it that its a dig at American soccer as in how it plays the sport? Or that we are ignorant b/c of the sport down to our termology? I always saw it as a marketing ploy that just failed to connect, not that it offended they very people it targeted.

Beax Speax said...

"Adios Soccer, Hello Futbol" didn't exactly attract any Mexican American fans, did it? Heck...does anyone go to Chivas games?

Anonymous said...

this is cool!!! there are chinese in mexico by the way, not that that matters though.

A.C. said...

Methinks it cannot be a coincidence that Herbalife has targeted China in particular and Asia in general as their next big market. Beckham is bit there, and the Herbalif honchos are said to be thrilled with how well the Galaxy jerseys are selling in Asia.

Anonymous said...

americans are so stupid... soccer.. no one calls it soccer, its football... it makes sense, and football is not football, they dont use their feet, only one player.. and you wish you guys had good FOOTBALL... you suck at it

Anonymous said...

Well, Well, Chivas USA always has sold out games.
Yesterday, they played the superclasico against the GAlaxy, in a sold out home depot center.

L.b. stop hating, chivas usa has been a total success.

Adios l.b..
VIVA CHIVAS!!