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Major League Soccer purchases LA's Chivas USA team




Edgar Solis(R) of Chivas vies for the ball with Joao Rojas(L) of Cruz Azul during their Clausura 2014 Mexican tournament football match at the Omnilife stadium on February 01, 2014 in Guadalajara city, Mexico.
Edgar Solis(R) of Chivas vies for the ball with Joao Rojas(L) of Cruz Azul during their Clausura 2014 Mexican tournament football match at the Omnilife stadium on February 01, 2014 in Guadalajara city, Mexico.
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Chivas USA has had a troubled history since its beginnings less than a decade ago.

The Major League Soccer team is the American counterpart to Chivas, a famous soccer team in Mexico. But it's struggled to achieve the same kind of success as its name sake.

It finished last in its conference for two straight years and has gone through several staffing shake-ups. Just yesterday, MLS announced it will take over the team's ownership, effective immediately.

For more we're joined by Nick Green, soccer blogger and columnist for the LA Newspaper Group.