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By FRANCO PANIZO
Let the offseason purge at Chivas USA begin.
Nearing the end of what has been a disastrous year, Chivas USA announced on Thursday afternoon that they have parted ways with 10 players. The club sent Edgar Mejia, Julio Morales, Mario de Luna, and Jaime Frias back to Liga MX outfit Club Deportivo Guadalajara. The team also declined options for Patrick McLain, Steven Purdy, Daniel Antunez, Marvin Iraheta, Josue Soto, and Jose Manuel Rivera.
Combined, the 10 players made 96 starts in 132 games for a Goats side that finished a dismal campaign last in the Western Conference with 6-20-8 record.
The 25-year-old de Luna had the most starts out of the departed players, getting the nod 30 times and providing one goal. Mejia was right behind de Luna, starting in 27 of the 28 matches he played, while adding one goal and four assists.
What do you think of Chivas USA’s decision to part ways with these 10 players? Surprised? Anticipating the club will struggle again in 2014 given that they will have a bit of turnover?
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