[MLS SPOTLIGHT]Jorge Vergara and wife Angelica Fuentes have bought out their partners, Antonio and Lorenzo Cue, taking back control of Chivas USA, the club they launched in 2004 with the hope that it would be an American version of Chivas Guadalajara, the popular Mexican club they own.
The Cue brothers have run the day-to-day operations of Chivas USA, which has never totally succeeded with its original goal.
It enjoyed some success under Bob Bradley and Preki but has struggled in recent years and in the shadow of the Los Angeles area club, the Galaxy.
“We are thrilled to acquire the remaining 50 percent of Chivas USA,” said Fuentes. “We are very excited about the future that Chivas USA will have."
With a modest following and without a stadium of its own, Chivas USA has often been mentioned as the future target of ownership groups seeking to buy and relocate an existing club once MLS has decided it has reached its ceiling on the number of clubs in the league.
Vergara and Fuentes own Omnilife Group.