Report: Jorge Vergara Set To Sell Chivas?

Report: Jorge Vergara Set To Sell Chivas?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 24, 2013
  • 2 Comments
  • Jorge Vergara

This could be a big, big deal for Major League Soccer if it comes true.

Goal.com is reporting this morning that Chivas USA owner Jorge Vergara is prepared to sell Club Deportivo Guadalajara, Chivas USA and the Estadio Omnilife to Carlos Slim for the big price tag of $700 million.

Vergara is negotiating the sale of Chivas to the world’s richest person, Carlos Slim, according to Tuesday’s Record newspaper.

The outlet writes that both parties have sat down for talks and that those talks have, so far, been fruitful.

“It is closer to being sealed that falling through,” explains the publication, citing information gathered from a source “close to the negotiations.”

Slim, whose company America Movil already has a stake in Pachuca, Leon and Estudiantes Tecos, to claim one of Mexican soccer’s two most popular teams.

Vergara bought CD Chivas back in 2002 and most recently bought the full ownership of the American club from Angelica Fuentes.

This would be a very big deal should it happen for MLS. No word yet on what Slim would do with the MLS side but one has to think having a rich man like Slim as an owner could certainly help the club’s chances at getting a new stadium or even relocate to a location that would work for them. Lots of possibilities out there for this should it happen.

  • I’m not sure if this is an improvement or not. However Slim is of Lebanese heritage so perhaps he won’t be as tied to the Chivas identity and would be open to a much needed re-branding at the least and a re-branding and relocation at the most. I suppose it can’t get any worse. This could also mean el Chelis will be on his way out and the coaching carousel continues spinning round.

    • It could mean Chelis’ days are numbered. Then again he’s stated he wouldn’t be there for long as it is so who knows. This is still a developing story so we’ll have to see what it all means if it does happen.