Chivas USA remain quiet on Sequeira

While The Associated Press reported Friday that Costa Rican national team veteran Douglas Sequeira is set to move to Club Deportivo Chivas USA on loan, the club remains mum on the subject.

On its official website Thursday, Sequeira's current club, Costa Rican giants Deportivo Saprissa, said Sequeira requested a move to CD Chivas USA as he recovers from a knee injury. Saprissa is also owned by CD Chivas USA owner Jorge Vergara.

According to the AP, Sequeira will report to CD Chivas USA's preseason training Monday and spend at least a year with the team. The player's contract with Saprissa runs through the 2007 season, according to Saprissa sporting director Jeaustin Campos.

CD Chivas USA was silent on Sequeira, but the club did say it has room to sign international players.

"We are looking to fill two international slots on our roster. We continue to look at quality players who might contribute to our team," said CD Chivas USA spokesman Keegan Pierce. "We have not signed any player or players to fill these slots."

Sequeira, a 27-year-old defender, has previously played for Dutch club Feyenoord and German club Karlsruhe from 1997 to 2000.

Jason Halpin is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Soccer or its clubs.

Stay connected: Get access to breaking news, videos, and analysis from North America's best soccer reporters via "This Week in MLS" newsletter or using our FREE mobile app.