7. MLS: Chivas USA signs Cuban political refugee

Former Cuban national team forward Maykel Galindo, 26, who defected to the USA a day after scoring for Cuba in a 3-1 Gold Cup '05 loss to Costa Rica in Seattle, has signed with Chivas USA.

Galindo, who was granted political asylum, played a season and a half with USL First Division club Seattle Sounders, for which he scored five goals in 1,023 minutes of play. He will take up Senior International slot for Chivas USA until he receives his green card.
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