Chivas USA Signs Defender Jimmy Conrad

UCLA alum and SoCal native joins Chivas USA after being selected in phase two of Re-Entry Draft

Jimmy Conrad Signs With Chivas USA

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CARSON, Calif. (Thursday, December 23, 2010) – Chivas USA announced on Thursday that it has signed defender Jimmy Conrad, a UCLA alum and 12-year MLS veteran, after acquiring his rights in the MLS Re-Entry Draft held last week. The SoCal native has played in MLS since 1999 and has 28 caps with the United States National Team, and will join the Red-and-White’s preseason camp in late January. Per MLS rules, the terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“We are very happy to come to an agreement with Jimmy," said Chivas USA Interim General Manager Jose Domene. "We believe that he’ll play an important role in next year's team, and that his talent and experience will help us both on and off the field."

“It’s truly an honor to be part of the Chivas family. I’m excited to come to an organization with so much history behind the name,” said Conrad. “I look forward to making Chivas USA fans proud on and off the field. I look forward to helping turn things around.”

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Conrad, 33, was born in Arcadia, Calif., and attended Temple City High School before spending two years at San Diego State and two years at UCLA. In 12 MLS seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes (1999-2002) and Kansas City Wizards (2003-2010), Conrad has made 288 appearances (273 starts), scoring 19 goals and adding 10 assists. A five-time MLS All-Star, four-time MLS Best XI pick, and winner of the 2005 MLS Defender of the Year, Conrad was also named MLS Humanitarian of the Year in 2009. With the United States National Team, Conrad has made 28 appearances, scoring one goal, and played in two matches at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

TRANSACTION: Chivas USA signs defender Jimmy Conrad on December 23, 2010.

JIMMY CONRAD
Nombre/Full Name: Jimmy Conrad
Posición/Position: Defensa/Defender
Nacido/Born: 1973-2-12, Arcadia, Calif.
Nacionalidad/Citizenship: United States
Estatura/Height: 1.88 m / 6'2"
Peso/Weight: 84 kg / 185 lbs
Último Equipo/Last Team: Sporting Kansas City
Transacción/Transaction: Chivas USA firma al defensa Jimmy Conrad el 23 de diciembre de 2010/Chivas USA acquires defender Jimmy Conrad on December 23, 2010.

Chivas USA will return to training in late January ahead of the team's 2011 Home Opener on March 19 against Omar Bravo and Sporting Kansas City. Season Seats for 2011 are now on sale, with prices remaining at the same low rates as 2010. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.