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Report: Chivas USA Have Been Talking to an Angel

CARSON, CA - APRIL 02:  Let's hope this is not a common posture in the red and white (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - APRIL 02: Let's hope this is not a common posture in the red and white (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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Juan Pablo Angel, that is.

According to Ives Galarcep, Chivas USA are reportedly set to obtain Colombian forward Juan Pablo Angel from the Los Angeles Galaxy. This move is being made to facilitate the Galaxy's transfer of Irish forward Robbie Keane, which has just been officially announced by the Galaxy. As for Angel and Chivas, no official word has come yet, but Angel likely has to be moved because MLS teams can only have three designated player slots, and Keane is coming in as a DP, alongside Landon Donovan and David Beckham, so that leaves Angel the odd man out.

It looks like this move will happen, but terms of a trade haven't been released, and remember, there is a chance this could fall apart. In fact, late last night Angel was connected to the Philadelphia Union, who you will remember swooped in to sign Freddy Adu last week when Chivas couldn't pull the trigger. If that happens twice by the same team in less than a week, I'm guessing there will need to be a crisis hotline set up for Chivas fans. On the other hand, from what I've gathered so far, Chivas fans are very lukewarm (at best) on the prospect of JPA joining the team, so they might not be that upset if he doesn't end up a Goat. But that probably increases the likelihood it is happening, based on the team's history.

At this point, I will reserve reactions on the move until I know it is official one way or the other. Don't worry, I have a lot to say about it, I'm simultaneously sharpening my knives and crafting a decent defense of it. Expect a more detailed breakdown of it and the impact for Chivas USA later today.