Who should be familiar to Southern Californians.
Romero has eight goals in 37 appearances for his country, including five last year in Southern California, according to the Chivas USA press release: One in a Feb. 6 friendly against Peru at the Coliseum, two in a 3-1 friendly victory over Ecuador on May 27, also at the Coliseum, and two in the 2-1 Gold Cup win over Costa Rica on July 3.
“Osael is a perfect fit for our club this season, and we’re excited to have him at Chivas USA,” said Chivas USA Coach Martn Vsquez. “He’s a young, talented player, and we’ve all seen his accomplishments with the El Salvador National Team. We look forward to having him play a big part for us in 2010.”
Romero, 23, is on loan from Vista Hermosa in El Salvador and was acquired from FC Dallas, who held a discovery claim on the player, in exchange for an unspecified amount of cash.
“I’m happy to have this opportunity with Chivas USA,” said Romero. “I’m looking forward to the challenge of playing in MLS, which is a very competitive league. I’m familiar with the Los Angeles area, where I had the opportunity to score with the El Salvador National Team in tough international matches. I’m excited to be back in a community that has always supported me and my national team.”
Marketing is also a consideration in the deal, not coincidentally:
“Osael is an exceptional player, and his presence will be great for our club both on and off the field,” said Chivas USA President and CEO Shawn Hunter. “He can make the difference as a player, and his importance for his national team will help us connect with Salvadoran fans across Southern California.”
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