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MLS Commissioner Don Garber: Sale of Chivas USA making headway, deal expected to be done by end of 2014

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The league continues to be optimistic about finishing a sale this year.

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

After a long period of radio silence there appears to be some noise in regards to the sale of Chivas USA.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber was at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in New York City on Thursday and let some potentially big news out in an interview with Dan Dickinson on Gothamist. When covering various important MLS topics the commissioner had this to say when the conversation inevitably turned to the topic of the future of league-owned Chivas USA:

Dan Dickinson: Has there been any movement with the sale of Chivas USA after the league bought out previous ownership at the end of 2013?

Don Garber: We’re making a lot of progress with the sale of our second team in LA. A lot of progress.

DD: Do you still expect the purchase to complete by the end of this season?

DG: I do.

DD: Is there a plan B in case it doesn’t? Do you continue on as Chivas for another year?

DG: Our plan B is—

DD: To finish the sale?

DG: To finish the sale [laughs]. You finished a good quote for me.

This may be just a crumb of information, but that crumb can hopefully hold fans over for the time being. It is certainly refreshing to hear that the sale of the club is moving in a positive direction after some disheartening reports coming earlier this week. Let's hope this is just the tip of the iceberg and that the updates on the sale of the club will be coming thick and fast as the season draws to a close.

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