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Oct 27, 2014 3:19 PM

Chivas USA disbands after 10 troubled years

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chivas USA has ceased operations after 10 years in Major League Soccer, with the league planning a new franchise for Los Angeles that will begin play in 2017 with new ownership and a new soccer-specific stadium.

The league's Board of Governors unanimously decided to shut down Chivas USA after reviewing a new plan for the Los Angeles market. As a result, the league will have 20 teams in the 2015 season, including new franchises in Orlando and New York City.

Commissioner Don Garber said Monday that MLS will conduct a dispersal draft of the Chivas USA roster before Dec. 1.

The league will re-align its conferences, sending Houston and Sporting Kansas City to the Western Conference to create two 10-team conferences. Each team will play 34 regular-season games.


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