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Chivas USA is inching toward oblivion as new reports Monday say a buyer has been found to take over the franchise, which will be re-branded. The team will cost an estimated $100 million. Chivas USA apparently may shut down for two years for rebuilding before returning to Major League Soccer as a new franchise.
Meanwhile, with the next World Cup a full four years away, Jurgen Klinsmann seems to be thinking outside the box as he rebuilds the team. Reports out Monday say Miguel Ibarra, a winger for Minnesota United in the North American Soccer League, will be called in for the U.S. Men’s National Team in October.
And it seems FIFA President Sepp Blatter was speaking out of turn when he claimed no one on FIFA’s Executive Committee wanted its new ethics probed released publicly. A member reportedly said that claim was false and members did want to release the results of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI on Monday:
U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Report: Minnesota United’s Ibarra to receive USMNT call-up
SBI WEEKLY AWARDS
SBI MLS Player of the Week: Robbie Keane
NASL Week 13: A Look Back