Direct trades between Chivas USA and LA Galaxy
Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy have shared a stadium for parts of six seasons now, creating a unique rivalry known throughout the league. The two clubs have shared more than real estate though, making six direct trades involving seven players.
Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - Chivas USA acquired the rights to Mexican players Jesús Ochoa and Antonio Martínez, in a trade with the Los Angeles Galaxy. In exchange, the Galaxy receives an allocation from Chivas USA.
Friday, March 11, 2005 – Chivas USA announced that it acquired the rights to defender Ryan Suárez through a trade with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Friday, May 11, 2007 – Chivas USA announced the acquisition of defender Shavar Thomas in a trade with the Los Angeles Galaxy. In exchange, Chivas USA sent its natural second-round pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft to Los Angeles.
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 – Chivas USA announced that it has signed Ante Jazic to a new contract. The MLS rights to Jazic, a three-year veteran of the league, were acquired by Chivas USA on Jan. 15 in a draft-day trade with the LA Galaxy.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 – Chivas USA announced that it has traded forward Alecko Eskandarian to the Los Angeles Galaxy for allocation money and a conditional pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.
Thursday, August 5, 2010 – Chivas USA announced that it has acquired forward Alan Gordon, a 6’3” striker who has 16 goals in 99 career MLS matches, in a trade with the LA Galaxy.
There have been other moves made between the Goats and Galaxy including Arturo Torres, the first Chivas USA player in history, who came from the Galaxy’s unprotected MLS Expansion draft list, but no other direct transactions. Vote for your choice of the player who has dressed for each side and made the biggest impact on Chivas USA here.