Macotelo and Santos Released

Chivas USA made a pair of roster moves on Wednesday

Santos vs. New England Revolution May 5 DL

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Chivas USA made a pair of roster moves on Wednesday, releasing midfielder José Macotelo and forward Maicon Santos. Both players had served primarily as substitutes in 2010, with Santos scoring one goal in nine games (three starts), and Macotelo making three appearances as a substitute.

Since joining the team on August 21, 2009, Santos has made 19 appearances for Chivas USA (11 starts), scoring two goals and adding an assist. The Brazilian forward, 26, had previously played professionally in Brazil, Tunisia, Libya and Israel before joining the Red-and-White on loan. Macotelo, 24, was on loan from Puntarenas F.C. in his native Costa Rica, and the midfielder had made three substitute appearances for the club since joining on April 30.

Chivas USA takes on the Philadelphia Union for the first time in history this Saturday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center in Carson, with a special Fireworks Fiesta to follow the match. Specially priced family packs are available starting at less than $15 per person; for more information, or to purchase tickets, please click here or call 1-877-CHIVAS-1.