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Juan Pablo Angel's tenure with the Los Angeles Galaxy has been a disappointing one, and now it appears to have ended with a move that will keep him in LA, but in different colors.
The Galaxy have traded Angel to Chivas USA, sources told Fox Soccer on Monday. Details of the trade have yet to made available, but the deal helps free up a Designated Player slot the Galaxy will now use to sign Irish National Team striker Robbie Keane, who is reportedly joining the Galaxy on a $3 million transfer. (UPDATE-The Galaxy officially announced the acquisition of Keane this afternoon).
The Galaxy had received interest in Angel from the Philadelphia Union, Seattle Sounders and Chivas USA, and after initially balking at a move to Chivas USA, the Colombian striker changed his mind and will now join a Chivas USA side in the thick of the MLS playoff race.
Los Angeles will now add a top striker in Keane who will bolster the team's weakest position, and arguably their only true weakness, making the Galaxy even stronger MLS Cup favorites.
Angel joins a Chivas USA side that needs another forward as it makes a push for one of the final playoff spots in MLS. Angel has been struggling, but could find new life with a club that needs him to perform even more than the Galaxy did.
What do you think of this news? Like the idea of Keane coming to MLS? Think Angel can make an impact for Chivas USA?
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