New Chivas USA President and CEO Shawn Hunter was involved in helping push the Designated Player rule forward and was a key member of AEG when David Beckham agreed to join the L.A. Galaxy.
I asked Hunter on Tuesday about his thoughts on obtaining a designated player slot at some point after the end of this season.
"Antonio may have a different view but my personal feeling is, this club is in a perfect spot. This club does not have to have a designated player. It can acquire a designated player only if it will make the team better. All of the metrics have to be there: it has to make the on-field team better; it has to be good for the brand and obviously it has to be good for all the other pieces - ticket sales, sponsorship. Because this team has done a good job of building a nucleus of very young talent, this team is probably I think in a better position to sit back and make a very judicious move than any other team in the league."
Antonio Cue followed with a somewhat supportive response.
"I agree with most of what you said but we will be looking at options and opportunities in the future, that's for sure."