ESPN's John Sutcliffe reported Wednesday that Major League Soccer may be looking to buy Chivas USA from owner Jorge Vergara (Spanish). According to Sutcliffe, MLS Commissioner Don Garber doesn't have a good relationship with Vergara, and is disappointed by the performance of the LA franchise.
He further says he's heard the team could be called the LA Gunners or LA Soccer Club.
However, I must urge caution with this report. Sutcliffe has reported on several Chivas USA stories in the past. Let's look at his track record:
- He reported Chelís would be fired as head coach in May 2013. That report was correct.
- In January 2013, Sutcliffe reported Chivas would be sold, along with Chivas de Guadalajara. That did not happen.
- Following the transfer of full ownership to the Vergaras in 2012, Sutcliffe reported Robin Fraser would be out as coach at the end of the 2012 season and Efrain Flores would become the next coach. He was half right on that report.