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Report: Club America president downplays possibility of Dos Santos joining on loan


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Giovani Dos Santos may have snubbed offers from Mexico to join the LA Galaxy, but it appears that there is a slim possibility he suits up for Liga MX’s biggest team in the near future.

Mexican outlet Media Tiempo reported Thursday that Club America may be interested in acquiring the Mexican international on loan for December’s Club World Cup, but the club president also made it clear that he doesn’t expect such a move to happen.

“We’ll look at the circumstances and if they allow we could do it, but it’s not in my mind at this moment,” Club América president Ricardo Pelaez told

“We haven’t talked about it, I wouldn’t anticipate anything, we have a great squad and I don’t want to disrespect my players players by saying that we will bring in one player or another. It’s still not a theme that has reached the board of directors level and I believe we have a very good squad to compete.”

The unlikely deal would be contingent to the Galaxy’s playoff performance, which would need to end early to permit a potential loan deal. The Club World Cup runs Dec. 10-20, while the MLS Cup is likely to take place within the first week of December.

Club America booked its place in the Club World Cup by claiming the CONCACAF Champions League crown, knocking off the Montreal Impact in the tournament’s final.

What do you think of the reports? Is a potential loan deal too farfetched?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. This is kind of like Beckham moonlighting for ACM and finishing with PSG, it defeats a lot of the point to MLS signing people like this if they want to go someplace else very often, or won’t finish here. We need players who come here, stay here, and finish here, whose involvement helps build the league. This is more like being here for a paycheck and we don’t want to be that league.

    • Becks helped MLS quite a bit and I don’t see any harm to a 26 year old Mexican star playing in the US and being courted by a Mexican team. Even if he just plays a bit it’s still good for MLS.

  2. There are rumors that one of the reasons Dos Santos joined the Galaxy is to try to get American citizenship after he’s done with MLS and El Tri. These rumors are about as substantial as the ones linking him to Club América. But hey, commenting on an article like this beats actually working.

    • GDS has said several times that he wants to play in with Club America, after what happened moving to MLS with him being practically removed from the Mexican NT is not weird that he would consider going to C. America after a season or two in LA after he has his fun visiting night clubs and hanging out with celebrities so he doesn’t get cut from the list for Russia.

  3. I remember Cruz Azul had to borrow some (top) players from their rivals during the early years of their Copa Libertadores participation. It was unheard of back then so no one should be surprised if this is allowed in the CWC.

    • Where does GDS live when he is in Mexico? I assume he has a home now in LA.

      It seems like it should be easy enough, geographically speaking, for all concerned.

      As for the politics involved I have no idea. I do remember there used to be speculation that Landon would be loaned to or sold to Club America.

      So this kind of high profile deal move by arguably the biggest club in the hemisphere north of South America should not be a surprise.

      • He’d “live” in a nice hotel in Mexico for 2-3 days training with the team before they fly over to the Club World Cup. Don’t think he’d be with them very long.

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