Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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
Win-win move for Chivas USA and Portland
by Paul Kennedy, February 13th, 2013 5:44PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  chivas usa, mls, portland timbers

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The deal that sent midfielder Ben Zemanski from Chivas USA to the Portland Timbers for the rights to Jonathan Bornstein plus allocation money fits into the category of a win-win move for both teams. The trade sheds Chivas USA of another non-Hispanic player with the potential of adding a Mexican-American -- Bornstein's mother is Mexican -- and gives Portland coach Caleb Porter another of the players he had at Akron.

Chivas USA, which is seeking to return to its roots as a Mexican-American club, comes closer to bringing back Bornstein, who won the 2006 MLS Rookie of the Year award out of UCLA and spent five seasons with Chivas USA before signing as a free agent with Tigres. Unfortunately, he has rarely played in the four-plus torneos since his move to Monterrey.

Zemanski, 24, played in 72 regular-season matches in three seasons with Chivas USA. Also at Portland are Darlington Nagbe, David Meves and Michael Nanchoff with whom Zemanski played at Akron. The Timbers acquired the right of first refusal to Nanchoff from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2015 MLS Supplemental Draft.



3 comments
  1. Dan Phillips
    commented on: February 13, 2013 at 6:36 p.m.
    They need to move to San Diego. They will never get undet the shadow of the Galaxy in LA. San Diego with the large Hispanic population makes perfect sense. I don't know why MLS does not see this!
  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: February 14, 2013 at 11 a.m.
    I agree with you but isn't it more Chivas' decision rather than MLS. If they want to move, I can't see MLS saying no.
  1. Frank Cardone
    commented on: February 16, 2013 at 5:18 p.m.
    Paul, I resent the wording that shedding another non-Hispanic player is a "win' for Chivas USA. So, one must assume that this outfit views any non-Hispanic player on its roster as a "loss". Why don't they just ang up a sign that says "Non-Hispancis Need Not Apply". Please don't tell me that their "rebranding" effort (I'm a professional marketer and I hate that phrase) justifies their actions or your insensitive wording. Rememeber the Toronto Metro-Croatia? Are we heading backwards in time?

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Dunn honored after getting Washington into NWSL playoffs    
The Washington Spirit's Crystal Dunn, who is running away with the NWSL scoring race, was voted ...
Breaking: Bundesliga will debut Sept. 13 on Fox    
The German Bundesliga will air for the first time on network television Sept. 13 when the ...
WCQ: Nowak leads Benna Boys against Guatemala    
The third and final knockout round of World Cup 2018 qualifying begins in Concacaf with six ...
Scouting Report: U.S. vets set for return against Peru    
The USA plays Peru Friday night in the the first of two friendly games as it ...
NASL Roundup: Freddy Adu ready to play again    
Freddy Adu's hopes of finding his stride at the 12th club of his professional career haven't ...
MLS: Best of August    
A memorable brother act and yet another superb double-save highlight the best moments from the games ...
What They're Saying: Charlie Stillitano    
"I really think they're true friendships. When a manager comes to my house for dinner, they ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"Yes, we fear and don't know. Since they arrested people, things are very questionable with UEFA, ...
What They're Saying: Whitworth athletic director Tim Demant     
''As a Christ-centered university that believes in the value of all individuals, we are seeking to ...
U.S. U-23s head north to Preston for key test    
The U.S. under-23 national team will play the first of two warmup games before Olympic qualifying ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives