Chivas Acquires Costa Rican José Macotelo

Red-and-White signs Macotelo, 24, on loan from Puntarenas F.C.

Macotelo headshot DL

Photo Credit: 
Eduard Cauich/Chivas USA

Chivas USA
announced on Friday that it has acquired Costa Rican midfielder/forward José
Macotelo on loan from Puntarenas F.C. in Costa Rica. Macotelo, 24, has received
his P-1 work visa and International Transfer Certificate, and is eligible for
the Red-and-White’s Saturday match at Chicago. Per league and team policy,
terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 “José is a
young and dynamic attacking player who can bring a lot the club,” said Chivas
USA Head Coach Martín Vásquez. “We’re excited to have him join the team and
look forward to seeing him in action.”

Born on July 12,
1985, Macotelo has played his entire professional career with Puntarenas F.C.
in the Costa Rican league, playing alongside recent Chivas USA acquisition
Darío Delgado. The midfielder/forward made his debut during the 2004-05 season,
and has made a total of 79 appearances for the club, scoring nine goals.
Macotelo won the UNCAF Club Tournament with Puntarenas F.C. in 2006 defeating
Honduras’ Olimpia in the final.

Following visits
to Chicago this Saturday and New England on Wednesday, the Red-and-White return
to The Home Depot Center on Saturday, May 8, taking on the Houston Dynamo at
7:30 p.m. PT. The match is Armed Forces Night, and the first 7500 fans through
the gates will receive a commemorative Armed Forces hat. The team will also be
wearing a special uniform for the game to help celebrate the event. For more
information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.

TRANSACTION:
Chivas USA acquires midfielder/forward José Macotelo on loan from Costa Rica’s
Puntarenas F.C. on April 29, 2010.

José Macotelo Machado

Nombre/Full Name: José Macotelo Machado

Pronunciation (English): mah-coh-TELL-oh 

Número/Number: 15

Posición/Position:
Midfielder-forward/Mediocampista-delantero

Nacido el/Born: 1985-7-12, San Jose, Costa
Rica

Residencia/Hometown: Puntarenas, Costa
Rica

Nacionalidad/Citizenship: Costa Rica

Estatura/Height: 1.69 m / 5'6"

Peso/Weight: 63 kg / 140
lbs                                  

Último Equipo/Last Team: Puntarenas F.C.
(CRC)

Adquisición/Acquired: Chivas USA acquires
midfielder/forward José Macotelo on loan from Costa Rica’s Puntarenas F.C. on
April 30, 2010