Mayen delighted with Chivas USA breakthrough

Chivas USA midfielder Gerson Mayen, who made his debut against FC Dallas, has explained to his team's official website just what it has been like on his amazing young journey.

Chivas USA midfielder Gerson Mayen, who made his debut against FC Dallas, has explained to his team's official website just what it has been like on his amazing young journey.

"I was a little nervous, but after a few minutes I got over it," said Mayen. "I was just happy to make my debut. I've worked really hard this last year and to be with the first team is a dream come true."

The young midfielder, who turned 20 a couple of months ago, continued: "I grew up playing in L.A. on dirt fields. One year, I played in the state cup and some Olympic Development coaches took a look at me. That's where I got my chance to start playing somewhere else.

"At the end of last season, the coaches told me to get stronger and I'd improve," said Mayen. "So I got a personal trainer and stayed in shape in the offseason. This year, I see the results from the hard work I did."

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