Anaheim, Calif.'s Jorge Flores was crowned the winner of Sueno MLS on Sunday, as the nationally televised (on Spanish language television, anyway) month-long contest came to an end, resulting in an extended tryout with the Chivas USA U-19 team for the winner.
"I gave my very best during the past five weeks, and now I hope to take
full advantage of this opportunity, show my best with the Chivas USA
U-19s, and continue improving as a player," said Flores. As part of his accomplishment, the youngster earned a date with the Univision morning show "Despierta America," which was televised nationally earlier Monday.
MLS has been trying to carve out a greater niche amongst America's
considerable soccer-playing Hispanic public. Carson, Calif.-based
Chivas USA, an extension of the storied Mexican club Chivas de
Guadalajara, has been positioned by the league as the driving force of
that movement. The new television deal with Univision, the
Spanish-language broadcasting giant, will bring MLS games into more
Spanish-speaking homes than ever before. Read the original story...