One of the great MLS mysteries going is the fate of Chivas USA, long-rumored to be on the road to Los Angeles SC or some other rebranding to put the club in better big market positioning.
But what we haven’t known is who would be our new Los Angeles overlords. What are the qualifications for suitors to the Chivas USA throne (so to speak)?
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The Goat Parade did some digging into a speech from current Goats president Nelson Rodriguez.
While he acknowledged, “It’s difficult to move forward with plans for 2015. What colors will the team be? What will its name be? What are the values of the club?” he did provide some more detail on the ownership requirements:
- The club stays in Los Angeles
- The group that buys the club must make a commitment to build a new stadium in Los Angeles
- The managing director of the club must work and live in Los AngelesWhile Rodriguez doesn’t indicate where the requirements come from, one must assume his boss, Major League Soccer, which of course owns the team following their purchase of it from Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes in February, laid down those mandates.