Assisting Kevin will be former Chivas USA Player Carlos Borja. Carlos is also from Orange California and has already made a big impression on the girls.
In late July 2006 Carlos was signed to a developmental contract by Chivas USA. He played for Mexican parent club Chivas Guadalajara's affiliate team CD Tapatio in the Primera División A before returning to Chivas USA in 2010. He made his professional debut for Chivas on April 24, 2010 in a game against the San Jose Earthquakes. In 2011 he joined Los Angeles Blues and remained at the club for two years before returning to Chivas USA for the 2013 season.
Borja was part of Chivas USA’s youth academy and also played for Chivas Guadalajara’s second division squad. The defender collected 25 caps with the United States U17 team, and also appeared for the USA U20 team.
Saturday, February 28 at Grijalva Park as follows:
BOYS & GIRLS U11 going U12 (9:30 AM -11:00 AM)
BOYS & GIRLS U12 going U13 (11:15 AM -12:45 PM)
BOYS & GIRLS U13 going U14 (1:00 PM -2:30 PM)
Grijava Park, 368 N. Prospect Ave. Orange, CA 92869
Please contact Program Director Erick Hurtarte so that he might connect you with the appropriate coach and/or manager.
Kevin Esparza, Former coach with the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA Joins OC Premier. After more than a decade of coaching professionally in Major League Soccer Kevin will take on a leadership role at OC Premier.
Born in Orange, California on January 11, 1972, Kevin Esparza initially joined Club Deportivo Chivas USA as Team Administrator and Assistant Coach in 2005 after spending two seasons (2003-2004) with the Los Angeles Galaxy as an assistant coach. In early 2012, after seven years with the club, Esparza was named Director of Soccer Operations for the Red-and-White. Having worked at the youth/club, high school, university and professional levels, Esparza brings over 20 years of experience to Chivas USA's Technical Staff.
Previously, Esparza coached the Orange High School men's varsity team to the CIF Championship, where he served one year as assistant coach and three years as head coach. He then continued onto coaching youth clubs like the Irvine Strikers, the Orange Junior Soccer Club and the North Huntington Beach Soccer Club. Esparza also served as Director of Coaching at Desert United Soccer Club in Palm Desert, California. On a collegiate level, Esparza has coached the University of California - Riverside men's soccer team and Chapman University's men and women's soccer team. Esparza served as a scout and staff coach for the Southern California Olympic Development Program (ODP). He studied and played soccer at Santa Ana College and Chapman University. Esparza currently resides in Orange, California.
Mud Line: 714-744-5592
John M. Somerndike DPT, MPT, OCS
Orange Coast Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
1421 N. Wanda Rd., Ste 110, Orange California 92867
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