MLS Buys Chivas USA

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) _ The troubled tenure of Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes as owners of Chivas USA has ended with Major League Soccer purchasing the team.

MLS said Thursday it had assumed operation of the team, which had the second-worst record in the league last year at 6-20-8 and averaged a league-low 8,366 at home.

Vergara and Fuentes have controlled Chivas Guadalajara since 2002 and had a 50 percent in Chivas USA when it was created in 2004 and started play the following year. The pair took operating control of Chivas USA in August 2012 when they bought out former partners Antonio and Lorenzo Cue, who had been running the team.

MLS said Wilmer Cabrera, hired as coach on Jan. 9, will remain on the job.

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