Chivas USA announced today that Colombian forward Juan Pablo Angel will remain with the club during the 2012 MLS season.
“At Chivas USA we are committed to assembling the best possible team, and having Juan Pablo Angel continue [with the team] for the 2012 season is proof of our organization’s commitment,” said the Red-and-White’s General Manager Jose Domene. “We know that Angel will have another great campaign, just like he did last season, bringing joy to our fans with his goals.”
A native of Medellin, Colombia, Angel joined the Red-and-White in August of 2011. Since joining the Goats, Angel started all 9 matches he appeared in and scored 7 goals on 39 shots. Additionally, Angel has been named to the MLS All-Star team on three separate occasions and was a finalist for the MLS MVP award in 2007. During his four year tenure with the New York Red Bulls (2007-2010), the experienced Colombian striker appeared in 102 matches accumulating a total of 8,806 minutes, and scored 58 goals to become the club´s all-time leading scorer.
Chivas USA kicks off its eighth campaign in Major League Soccer when it hosts the Houston Dynamo for MLS First Kick 2012, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, this Sunday, March 11 at 4:00 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center. For more information on Chivas USA season tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visitcdchivasusa.com. Follow us on twitter @cdchivasusa and facebook.com/chivasusa.