Chivas USA's Gerson Mayén and Chukwudi Chijindu loaned to Miami FC
Chivas USA announced today that midfielder Gerson Mayén and forward Chukwudi Chijindu will join Miami FC of the USSF Division 2 Pro League on loan. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
“These moves allow Gerson and Chukwudi to get first-team matches at a high level, and that experience will help them going forward,” said Chivas USA Head Coach Martín Vásquez. "We wish them luck and we'll be keeping a close eye on their performance."
Mayén, a Los Angeles native and a Chivas USA Youth Academy product, signed with Red-and-White on March 27, 2008 and made his MLS debut in the second game of the 2009 season, a match in which he also earned his first assist. Mayén played 12 matches in 2009 and had played four games (two starts) in 2010 for the Red-and-White.
Chijindu, a Fontana native, signed with Chivas USA on April 3, 2009, and made his MLS debut in the April 11 Honda Super Clásico against the LA Galaxy, scoring his first goal a week later against Seattle Sounders FC. In 2010, Chijindu had played 12 games (two starts) with the Red-and-White, scoring one goal.
Chivas USA travels to face Toronto FC this Saturday, August 7, in a match that will be broadcast live on Prime Ticket, TeleFutura, and W Radio 690 AM at 1:00 p.m. PT. The Red-and-White will then return to Los Angeles ahead of a crucial Western Conference matchup against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday, August 14, at 7:30 p.m. PT. For more information on the match, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.