CHIVAS USA TRADES MIDFIELDER PAULO NAGAMURA TO SPORTING KC
Goats will receive the fifth pick in first round of 2012 Supplemental Draft in exchange
CARSON, CA. (Tuesday, November 29, 2011) Chivas USA announced today that the club has traded Brazilian midfielder Paulo Nagamura to Sporting Kansas City in exchange for their highest first round 2012 Supplemental Draft pick, which is the fifth pick in the first round of the 2012 Supplemental Draft. The pick is Chivas USA’s natural pick, which the club originally traded to Sporting KC last week via a previous trade.
“We’d like to thank Paulo Nagamura for all the hard work, effort and dedication he has shown in the five seasons that he was a part of the organization [Chivas USA],” commented Chivas USA General Manager, Jose Domene. “We are certain he will do well with his new team [Sporting KC] because he is a true professional and a hard worker who was always committed to the objectives of the club.”
Nagamura, 28, re-signed with Chivas USA in June of 2010 after a six month stint with Tigres UANL of the Mexican First Division. He appeared in 99 matches and is currently fifth in all-time games played for the Goats. Paulo scored nine goals and eight assists over the past five seasons. In 2011, Nagamura appeared in eleven matches, started six, and had one assist in a total of 544 minutes played.
The 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft will be held on January 17 by Major League Soccer via conference call. It is a secondary draft which features four rounds with all 19 MLS clubs participating.
About Chivas USA
Founded in 2004, Los Angeles-based Club Deportivo Chivas USA has achieved remarkable success in seven full seasons in Major League Soccer. From 2006-2009, the Mexican-owned club qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in four consecutive seasons, to the delight of its passionate supporters. In addition, Chivas USA’s innovative grassroots programs demonstrate its deep commitment to the Southern California community, while the club’s youth teams and Soccer Academies offer unprecedented opportunities to the region’s best young talent. For more information on Chivas USA, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.