Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Claudio Suarez signals Chivas USA departure
by Ridge Mahoney, March 9th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] Chivas USA lost a preseason scrimmage Saturday and may have also lost veteran defender Claudio Suarez to retirement.

Suarez, who had not reported to preseason training while he contemplates his career, told the Futbol de Picante sports program over the weekend that he has decided to retire rather than accept the offer from Chivas USA. The club has issued no statement regarding the situation.

Chicago beat Chivas USA , 2-1, with goals by Justin Mapp and Brian McBride Saturday on a training field adjacent to Home Depot Center. Sacha Kljestan converted a penalty kick for Chivas USA after a foul on Maykel Galindo, who was making his first appearance in preseason competition after sitting out most of 2008 recovering from three sports hernia surgeries.

Suarez, who has pondered retirement at the end of the past two MLS seasons, turned 40 in December and despite his age still ranked among the better backliners in the league. Chivas USA may have serious defensive issues without Suarez; Swiss defensive midfielder Raphael Wicky, who signed with MLS last year but played only 138  minutes because of injuries, announced his retirement last week, and Bobby Burling is out for the next month because of sports hernia surgery.

Chivas USA plays its final preseason game against Houston Friday at HDC.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Six EPL clubs in action on U.S. soil on Wednesday    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] No less than eight international matches will be played on Wednesday. Manchester United and ...
Fire and Quakes need points in Yallop homecoming    
[MLS: Week 20] Ten league matches are sprinkled over the next six days to accommodate a ...
What They're Saying: Jason Ader    
"The second mouse gets the cheese. This is not something that will happen overnight." -- Gaming ...
2014 W-League All-League Team    
[AWARDS] Two midfielders from the regular-season champion LA Blues -- Mele French and Sarah Killion -- ...
The Chicago Daily News    
[THE PITCH] The relocation of U.S. women's national team star Christen Press from Sweden to the ...
Pep Guardiola: Julian Green deserves Bayern shot    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] On a Bayern Munich team featuring six German World Cup champions, plus a host ...
Squads picked for Denmark and Mexico tourneys    
[USA UNDER-17 MEN] U.S. under-17 men's national team head coach Richie Williams named two rosters for ...
A sweet side-volley from Berbatov    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov's latest spectacular goal provided the gamewinner for Monaco over Colombia's ...
What They're Saying: Neymar    
"I think Brazilian soccer is behind. It's behind Germany and Spain. We've slipped behind and we ...
Arsenal players practice speaking New Yorkese    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] In preparation for their visit to the U.S. Northeast, where they'll ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives