Nelson Rodriguez Appointed Chivas USA President

Nelson Rodriguez Appointed Chivas USA President

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 26, 2014

Major League Soccer today announced that Nelson Rodríguez has been appointed president of Chivas USA, effective immediately. Rodríguez will oversee all aspects of Chivas USA’s business and sporting operations while MLS continues its search for a new ownership group.

Last week, MLS purchased Chivas USA from Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes and assumed responsibility for operating the club until a new ownership group is finalized.

Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera, who joined the club January 9, will continue in his position and report to Rodríguez.

In the coming months, the league will resell the club to a new ownership group that is committed to building a new stadium and keeping the team in Los Angeles. The league has had initial discussions with a number of very qualified potential owners and intends to finalize an agreement with a new group sometime this year.

The club will play as Chivas USA during the 2014 MLS season and will be rebranded with a new team name and logo as determined by the new ownership group.