MLS purchases Chivas USA

Major League Soccer on Thursday announced it has purchased Chivas USA from Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes. Effective immediately, MLS will assume responsibility for operating the club. MLS will appoint an experienced sports executive shortly to serve as the president of Chivas USA during this interim period. Head coach Wilmer Cabrera, who joined the club January 9, will continue in his position and report to the new president.

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Austin may court downtown stadium, Major League Soccer

Austin’s soccer fans may be on a long, potentially bumpy road to a downtown sports stadium and a Major League Soccer franchise, thanks to a new push by local organizers and city officials.

The piqued interest is due to a recent push by local organizers Austin FC LLC and local developer Michael Wilt, according to reports in the Austin Chronicle. At City Hall, Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole is sponsoring a resolution that would direct the city to look into how economically feasible a Major League Soccer franchise would be in Austin as well as begin looking at locations for a stadium.

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