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Chivas USA gets a piece of World Cup action

The vuvuzelas have invaded Los Angeles.

One of the more distinctive aspects of the 2010 World Cup is making an appearance at the Home Depot Center, where Chivas USA faces FC Dallas tonight.

Employees say the plastic horns are sold at all Chivas USA games, a marketing move that entertains some fans while surely annoying others.

But with 20 minutes until kickoff, fans are utilizing their blue and yellow horns with a larger-than-usual amount of gusto.

Adrian Llamas is in the front row of Section 119 along with at least six other aspiring musicians, for lack of a better term. He said he'd heard the vuvuzelas while watching World Cup games, and that he bought his to help raise spirit and cheer on Chivas USA. 

Now we'll just have to wait and see if Llamas and the rest of the horn-players in attendance have the lung capacity and endurance of fans in South Africa. If so, this could be a long -- and loud -- game.

-- Laura Myers

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