Which is about time because Pasadena native Pete Vagenas has only been in camp a month or so – and has already seemed an integral part of the Goats’ squad.
The other signings: San Diego striker Cesar Romero, 22, who most recently played for Murcielagos FC de Guamuchil in Mexico’s second division, and defender Rauwshan McKenzie, 25, who Chivas USA Coach Robin Fraser was familiar with from his stint at Real Salt Lake where he made nine starts over the last two seasons.
Romero is perhaps the biggest prize of the three.
“He is a young player who has come in and done quite well in pre-season,” Fraser said. “He’s got good pace, he’s got a good nose for the goal, he has proven to make himself difficult to be marked by opposing defenses and we think that he has a bright future.”
Romero most recently played indoor soccer with Revolucion Tijuana where he scored 33 goals in four games, including a nine-goal outburst in one game.
Chivas USA play an exhibition game in San Diego tonight against Mexican top tier team Club Tijuana.