Chivas USA Camp Update

From Monday:

*Coach Martin Vasquez is considering playing Jonny Bornstein at center back and Ante Jazic at left back this season because of a lack of center backs; he was impressed with the 2006 Galaxy full back combo of Chris Albright and Jazic. Jazic, BTW, was just made captain of his country for the first time.

*Speaking of center backs: veteran Claudio Suarez, who returned to Mexico last week because his mother died, was back in camp today pounding around the track in the Track & Field Stadium by himself to build up his fitness.

*Another veteran, out of contract striker Ante Razov – who did not play all of last year – is not expected in camp any time soon, said Vasquez:

“We would love to see Ante out here, but first he has to be 100 percent and I’m not sure he’s there yet. … Where is he at exactly, we don’t know. … The last communication was that once he’s 100 percent we’re going to sit down and talk and if he wants to come out here then he’ll come out here. If he’s 100 percent and he wants to give it a last shot we will support that.”

*Chivas USA travels to Mexico later this week for games Saturday against Irapuato and Tuesday against Club Universidad de Guadalajara.

I’ll have more in Tuesday’s column from the Chivas USA camp.

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