MLS Dream: Chivas USA Wants You

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I’m surprised I didn’t hear about this or see any commercials related to this reality show. Well there’s a winner already, read below from the LA Times.

The player who won was going to go to Fullerton, a good soccer school from what I remember, but his uncle talked him into trying out for the show.

Jorge Flores, a skinny 17-year old soccer player with spiky hair and a ponytail, has a real quickness for getting to the ball. But his speedy reflexes are nothing compared to the lightning-fast jump he made from an Anaheim High senior to a member of Chivas USA’s squad.

Last winter Flores’ uncle talked him into entering a reality TV show called “MLS Dream: Chivas USA Wants You.” It was a nationwide tryout with more than 2,000 participants shown on Univision in February and March. When Flores won, he traveled to Miami and was interviewed during a show.

“I really thought my dream was going to happen in Mexico” with a pro team, Jorge said recently in Spanish. “But things happen for a reason. When you get a chance you can’t let it get away, and you have to give it your all.”

Flores, a forward, didn’t waste his chance with Chivas USA’s under-19 team, leading the team in goals during a trip to Guadalajara where it played against its counterparts for Chivas de Guadalajara, Atlas and Tecos of UAG, among others. Flores missed his high school graduation for that trip, but when he came back he was invited to practice with the senior Chivas USA roster.

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