Chivas USA have released their preseason camp roster ahead of Wednesday’s opening day, which includes Charleston Battery defender Nelson Akwari, Cuban defector Reinier Alcantara and Atlanta Silverbacks midfielder Tony McManus.
The club also announced today they have signed Swiss international Raphal Wicky to a new, presumably more inexpensive contract after the 31-year-old missed virtually all of last season with injury.
And Ante Razov is back even though he sounded at the end of last season as if he didn’t want to be.
Goalkeepers: Dan Kennedy, Zach Thornton, Lance Parker, Doug Warren
Defenders: Nelson Akwari, Jonathan Bornstein, Bobby Burling, Jim Curtin, Dan Gargan, Ante Jazic, Claudio Surez, Shavar Thomas, Lawson Vaughn, Raphael Wicky
Midfielders: Jamie Franks, Sacha Kljestan, Michael Lahoud, Jesse Marsch, Gerson Mayen, Tony McManus, Paulo Nagamura, Carey Talley
Forwards: Reinier Alcantara, Justin Braun, Kyle Christensen, Alecko Eskandarian, Jorge Flores, Maykel Galindo,Atiba Harris, Nick Perera, Ante Razov.
Chivas USA’s pre-season schedule includes:
*Feb. 7 scrimmage vs. Opponent TBD at the HDC
*Feb. 21 scrimmage vs.Hammarby & UCLA at the HDC
*March 1 Michael Hoefflin Foundation game, College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita
*March 4 scrimmage vs. San Jose Earthquakes at the HDC
Chivas USA opens their season March 21 against the Colorado Rapids at the HDC.