- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 5, 2014
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That’s right, a relatively cheap MLS club is on the market. I say it that way because some of the newer expansion clubs are going for far more than that price. Yesterday it Steve Goff reported that MLS is looking for a price of $60 million to buy Chivas USA.
MLS asking $60 million for Chivas USA property. It’s a fixer-upper. At least one curious party to meet with league execs.
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) August 4, 2014
It is good to hear that there is one party interested. MLS stated that when they bought out the club earlier this year that they were looking to sell it by the end of this year. The lower price may also indicate a desperation type move by the league to get this team off their plate. While some folks are keen on this move being a domino that actually gets the club out of LA once and for all, I see it as a way to intrigue a buyer in that market that might not consider it normally.
I have a feeling we’ll know more as this week unfolds as the week of the All-Star game usually reveals some good nuggets from the league front office. A lot of fans are curious as to what is going on with Chivas these days anyways so I would imagine Don Garber will talk about it at some point this week. As big as the expansion story is in MLS, getting this team rebooted properly is even bigger.