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Chivas USA hasn't had much go its way this MLS season. The Rojiblancos watched star midfielder head to Anderlecht this summer, and Jonathan Bornstein has made plans to depart after the season. All during a forgettable season that will see the Goats miss the playoffs.
Chivas USA finally saw some luck go its way today after winning the lottery to acquire former U.S. youth national team midfielder Sal Zizzo. The former Hannover 96 winger has signed with MLS and was allocated via lottery to Chivas USA, which beat out the likes of D.C. United, Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls for his services.
It remains unclear whether the team will keep Zizzo, a UCLA product and San Diego native, or trade him. He could slide in as a natural replacement for Sacha Kljestan, but he's also the target of interest from a handful of MLS teams, including the New York Red Bulls.
At least early on it sounds like Chivas USA plans on keeping the 23-year old midfielder.
“Zizzo is a player that our coaching staff knows well, and we’re very happy to have him join the club,” Chivas USA Head Coach Martín Vásquez said in a team press release. “He’s a young, exciting attacking player with both international experience and a great deal of potential, and we look forward to seeing him in action.”
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