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Chivas USA folds, leaving Southern California with one less team
Chivas USA folds, leaving Southern California with one less team

Southern California lost another team Monday when Major League Soccer folded the troubled Chivas USA franchise after 10 mostly forgettable seasons. Team employees were called in to a meeting Monday morning and told the franchise, which has been owned and operated by the league since February, was ceasing operations immediately. "Unfortunately, our plan for Chivas USA was based on a brand that was targeted to the Hispanic market. We found out very quickly that strategy wasn't effective," MLS Commissioner Don Garber said of the team, which borrowed its name, its uniform and part of its ownership group from popular Mexican club Chivas of Guadalajara. But the franchise,...

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