They've got a new coach, several new influential players -- and now a new look. Chivas USA is changing jersey sponsors to Corona in 2011.
The club on Tuesday announced the sponsorship agreement with Mexican brewery Grupo Modelo, a multiyear contract that makes the Corona Extra brand the club's “presenting” sponsor.
The announcement makes no mention of the jersey sponsorship, but a Chivas USA official confirmed the new uniforms will be unveiled at a Feb. 16 event in Los Angeles. Details on the sponsorship will be announced then, too, the club says.
Extra, another Grupo Modelo brand, was Chivas' jersey sponsor last year. Mexican paint company Comex was on the Goats shirts from 2007 to 2009.
Other Chivas news:
French midfielder Oliver Kapo, looking for a new club after he was released by Scotland's Celtic FC, told France Football magazine that he's received a contract offer from Chivas USA that is “attractive, it's true.”
University of California goalkeeper David Bingham signed a Generation adidas contract with Major League Soccer and will be awarded to a club through lottery Wednesday.