Goats Sign Swiss International

Goats Sign Swiss International

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 4, 2008

Here is a move that kinda got hidden under the radar a bit. I know I saw it somewhere a week ago or so but I think I decided not to report on it since it links talking about the move were broken and unreadable (though some loyalists who know my site better than me could tell me otherwise).

Anyways, the deal ended up happening for the Goats as they sign Swiss international defender/midfielder Raphaël Wicky.

Wicky honestly should be a good fit from Preki’s bunch. Defensive midfield is a spot they need some depth in and getting a international veteran should help.

A little back-story on Wicky, he played for German powerhouses Hamburg SV and Werder Bremen, as well as Spain’s Atlético Madrid (2000-2001), and joins Chivas USA from FC Sion in his native Switzerland, where he first started his professional career. The 30-year-old Swiss has amassed over 70 international appearances for the his National Team, including as a starter at the 2004 European Championships and the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

He will be introduced to the media tomorrow afternoon.