Chivas USA begins roster purge by dumping 10 players

chivasusaNot unexpectedly for a club with a mere half dozen MLS victories last season, hapless Chivas USA announced today it has declined to pick up options on or banished back to Guadalajara a slew of players who clearly were simply not up to MLS standards.

Here’s more from the club press release:

Chivas USA announced today that the club has sent back defenders Mario de Luna and Jaime Frias as well as midfielder Edgar Mejia and forward Julio Morales to Club Deportivo Guadalajara.  In addition, the club has declined options for goalkeeper Patrick McLain, defender Steven Purdy, midfielders Daniel Antunez, Marvin Iraheta and Josue Soto, and forward Jose Manuel Rivera.

A number of them played major roles in the club’s awful season such as midfielder Mejia, who scored just one goal while appearing in 27 of the club’s games.

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