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MLS issues statement regarding takeover speculation surrounding Chivas USA

Chivas USA aren't going anywhere.

That's the official word from MLS headquarters in response to reports that the club is set to be taken over by the league and relocated.

"Major League Soccer is aware of recent media speculation concerning Chivas USA," read a statement from the league issued on Friday. "Such speculation is completely unfounded and untrue. MLS is fully supportive of the current owners of Chivas USA and has never considered taking over the club or moving it."

Chivas USA are looking to bring an end to a five-game winless streak when they host Real Salt Lake on Sunday in Week 12 regular-season action (10:30 pm ET, watch on MLS LIVE).