Chivas USA acquired midfielder Agustin Pelletieri from Argentina’s First Division side Racing Club de Avellaneda during preseason camp. Raised in Jose Marmol in the province of Buenos Aires, Pelletieri developed his game at Marmol Tenis Club before joining Club Atletico Lanus in 2000 at age 18. As a rising prospect in their youth system, he made his professional debut three years later and that same season helped lead Lanus to their third finals appearance during the Torneo Clausura.
As a key member of the Granate, Pelletieri and Lanus qualified to the prestigious Copa Libertadores tournament in 2007 for the first time in club history after winning their first title in Argentina’s top circuit during the Apertura tournament. The club also went on to make a second appearance in the 2010 Libertadores competition.
After a brief stint with Greek side AEK Atenas FC from 2008-‘09, Pelletieri returned to his familiar Lanus, where he played for two additional seasons before moving on to Racing. Pelletieri spent three seasons with La Academia beginning in 2011, and took the club to the 2012 title match against all-time rival Club Atletico Boca Juniors.