Chivas USA acquires Ryan Suarez

CARSON, Calif., - Chivas USA announced today the acquisition of defender Ryan Suarez for the 2005 MLS season. Suarez has played in more than 80 games in Major League Soccer and has been part of the U.S National Team. He has joined the teams training as of this morning. Terms of the agreement where not disclosed.

Chivas USA received the rights of the Roseville, California native from the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for a Conditional Draft pick in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft.

Born on July 28, 1977 the 185, 6'2" defender make his debut in the 2001 MLS season with the Dallas Burn and remained there until 2003 when he was traded to the Los Angeles Galaxy and to this day has accumulated 85 MLS games, 83 as starter. Ryan has scored 4 goals, 3 for Dallas and 1 with L.A Galaxy, and has 5 assists.

Ryan is a defender with strength, character and versatility that can play any defensive position. He played under Bruce Arena for the U.S National Team, on May 26, 2003 in a 2-0 victory against Wales in San Jose, California. Ryan started the game and played the first 77 minutes.

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