Chivas USA announces protected player roster for upcoming MLS expansion draft

The full Montreal´s 10-Players list will be announced in a Press Conference from their Montreal´s offices at 12:00 noon (Pacific Time). This event will be streamed live through MLSsoccer.com on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd.

CARSON, CA. (Monday, November 21, 2011) – Chivas USA announced today the list of protected and unprotected players for the upcoming Major League Soccer Expansion Draft to take place this coming Wednesday, November 23rd. Results will be announced at 12:00 noon (Pacific Time).

The League´s 19th expansion team that will join the MLS in 2012, the Montreal Impact, will have the option to select 10 players –no more than one player per team, from 10 teams around Major League Soccer.

Chivas USA´s protected 11-Man roster is as follows:

Goalkeeper: Dan Kennedy

Defenders: Heath Pearce, Michael Umaña

Midfielders: Jorge Flores, Ben Zemanski, Paulo Nagamura, Nick LaBrocca, Ryan Smith

Forwards: Juan Pablo Angel, Alejandro Moreno, Justin Braun

The following Chivas USA players are unprotected and Montreal Impact has the option to pick one:

Goalkeepers: Zach Thornton, Sergio Arias

Defenders: Mariano Trujillo, Zarek Valentin, Andew Boyens, Ante Jazic, David Junior Lopes

Midfielders: Chukwudi Chijindu, Laurent Courtois, Simon Elliot, Blair Gavin, Michael Lahoud, Gerson Mayen,

Forwards: Chris Cortez, Victor Estupiñán, Marcos Mondaini

The full Montreal´s 10-Players list will be announced in a Press Conference from their Montreal´s offices at 12:00 noon (Pacific Time). This event will be streamed live through MLSsoccer.com on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd.

About Chivas USA

Founded in 2004, Los Angeles-based Club Deportivo Chivas USA has achieved remarkable success in six full seasons in Major League Soccer. From 2006-2009, the Mexican-owned club qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in four consecutive seasons, to the delight of its passionate supporters. In addition, Chivas USA’s innovative grassroots programs demonstrate its deep commitment to the Southern California community, while the club’s youth teams and Soccer Academies offer unprecedented opportunities to the region’s best young talent. For more information on Chivas USA, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.

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