[AMERICANS ABROAD] Juan Pablo Ocegueda, who excelled at left back for the USA during the recent Concacaf Under-20 Championship, finds himself in limbo following his loan move from Tigres to Mexican rival Chivas de Guadalajara.
Now that he committed to the USA, Chivas' rules prevent him from representing the first team. But plans to ship him to Chivas USA fell through because, according to Dennis Te Klose, sporting director for the two clubs, MLS player movement rules would have required Ocegueda be assigned through a lottery rather than via a straight transfer.
Since returning from the U-20 qualifying in Puebla, Ocegueda has been training with the Chivas U-20 team.
Te Klose had brought Ocegueda from West Coast FC to Tigres, where he headed its youth program, at the age of 15.