Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Help on the way

Seems that Chivas USA has finally bulked up its roster for the stretch run. Aside from bringing in Cubans Lester More and Osvaldo Alonso, Chivas had done virtually nothing to reinforce their roster until now.

The club has brought in Raphael Wicky, a team source told me. There's no word yet on when he may play but work visas and contracts and all that good stuff have yet to be hammered out.

Though Wicky doesn't address the offensive issues that have plagued the club this season, his experience is superb. Wicky played in all four of Switzerland's games in the 2006 World Cup and also started all three of Switzerland's matches in Euro 2004. Wicky started his career with Swiss side FC Sion and moved to Werder Bremen after winning a domestic double. He joined Atletico Madrid afterward and spent the last five years with German side Hamburg.

We'll keep you up to speed on this transaction.


Brian said...

Did they sign the Cubans or are they still waiting for all the legal stuff to get worked out?

Anonymous said...

So I guess we couldn't get Veron or Ronaldo, huh?
Oh well, I guess we don't want to compete with the big boys and kepp playing small ball.
I'm not complaining, it's worked for the A's.
Go Chivas cheapskates!!!!

gnrd said...

Bueno, yeah, please give us the 411 on the Cubans pls! Would be greatly appreciated! =]

EdTheRed said...

Great...now that song is stuck in my head...so I guess I'll have to share the opening verse:

Paradise waits
on the crest of a wave
her angels in flame
She has no pain
Like a child, she is pure
She is not to blame

On a soccer-related note, it's nice to see teams turning to the Caribbean for help. There are some talented players out there that are more likely to be overlooked by European clubs than, say, South American players.

Anonymous said...

Chivas already used their DP slot on Claudio Reyna. Congrulations.

Stephen said...

Claudio Reyna? Now that is news to me.

With the Cubanitos, Echeverry, and now Wicky (hopefully), this team is taking shape.