A Few Words With Chivas USA Midfielder Sacha Kljestan

Kljestan hasn’t signed a new MLS contract.

He hasn’t joined Glasgow Celtic.

Yet Chivas USA was moved to confirm this evening that the club have “officially announced that midfielder Sacha Kljestan, U.S. Soccer’s 2008 Young Male Athlete of the Year and Chivas USA’s reigning team MVP, will return to the Red-and-White for the 2009 MLS season, which kicks off on March 21.”

O.K. That’s good. Figured as much.

The press release was apparently prompted by inquiries from (apparently worried) fans wondering about his status.

I shouldn’t poke fun: more info about players is always more welcome than less (are you listening Bruce Arena and the Galaxy?).

And at least he’s cut that ratty hair of his (and yes, I sound like my grandfather).

More from the Huntington Beach kid here:

Oh, and if he keeps playing out of his skull like he is, a European club or two will come calling when the transfer window opens this summer anyway and he’ll pull a Brad Guzan.

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  • http://www.unionultras.com East LA Chiva

    I just pray for a solid contingency plan for when Sacha leaves in the summer. Chivas USA let the fans down when Guzan left and we we’re left with the comedy stylings of Zack Thornton.
    What made it more worse was that everyone knew Brad Guzan was leaving that transistion cost games and momentum.
    Dan Kennedy is the future, Thornton is the PAST.

    I wish nothing but the best for Sacha. His development before our eyes has been nothing short of amazing.