Hasta siempre, Chivas USA

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Harat Espinoza, left, and Carlos Barraza, comfort a young fan. ©2014 David Zentz

The Union Ultras and Black Army 1850 Say Goodbye

Photographs by David Zentz

[F]or a feature in Issue 07, Howler commissioned photographer David Zentz to shoot Chivas USA’s final game. On October 26, the San Jose Earthquakes came to the StubHub Center, and Zentz trained his lens on the two Chivas USA supporters groups, the Union Ultras and Black Army 1850. It was an emotional day, and Zentz captured everything from beers to tears to the final beat of the Ultras’ top-hatted skull-and-crossbones drum. Chivas won its final match 1–0.

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Jessie Fashen blows up a balloon

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Julio “El Chiva Mayor” Ramos leads the Union Ultras during the game

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Under a cloud of pink smoke, Freddy Martel cheers during the final moments of the match

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Tifo and drum

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Harat Espinoza, left, and Carlos Barraza, members of the Union Ultras, shed tears after the match

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Members of Black Army 1850

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Richard Macleod shotguns a beer while tailgating with his fellow members of Black Army 1850

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Black Army 1850 chants before the start of the game

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Union Ultras members cast shadows during the final match

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Harat Espinoza, left, and Carlos Barraza comfort a young fan after the final whistle

David Zentz is a photographer in Los Angeles. Follow him on Instagram @davidzentz.

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