December 3, 2010
Chivas drops Saragosa, Zotinca
CARSON, Calif. – Chivas USA a has declined the options for two players, Marcelo Saragosa and Alex Zotinca, who will be eligible for the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Process. The players may choose to participate in the Re-Entry Process, or opt out.
The Stage 1 Draft of the Re-Entry Process will take place on Wednesday, December 8th at 11:00 a.m. PT via teleconference. The Stage 2 Draft will take place on Wednesday, December 15th at 11:00 a.m. PT. All 18 clubs will have a representative participate. Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Drafts will be conducted in the same order as the traditional Waiver Draft, with Vancouver selecting 17th and Portland selecting 18th.
Saragosa joined Chivas USA in 2009 via trade with FC Dallas, and made 22 appearances for the team (16 starts), registering one assist in his time with the club. Alex Zotinca played for Chivas USA in 2007-2008 before rejoining the team in 2010, making one appearance with the team this season. In his career for the Red-and-White, Zotinca has played 27 games (25 starts), notching three assists.
Chivas USA also announced on Friday that forward Eduardo Lillingston, whose option was also declined by the club, has joined Mexican First Division side Estudiantes Tecos. Lillingston played in 25 matches for the club (15 starts) in 2009, his one season with the club. In 2010, Lillingston was on loan at Mexican Second Division teams Club Tijuana and Indios de Ciudad Juarez.