Chivas USA Trades Sal Zizzo to Portland in Exchange For Allocation Money

Midfielder Zizzo, who made 10 appearances for Red-and-White in 2010, joins Portland Timbers

CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, February 16, 2011) – Chivas USA has acquired allocation money from the Portland Timbers in exchange for midfielder Sal Zizzo in a trade that was announced on Wednesday. Zizzo, 23, joined the Red-and-White on July 21, 2010, after the club won a lottery after the player signed with MLS, and he made 10 appearances (one start) last season, notching one assist.

Born April 3, 1987 in San Diego, Sal Zizzo played two seasons of soccer at UCLA, leaving school to join Hannover 96 of the German Bundesliga, where he made eight appearances; he also played with Hannover 96 II, the club’s reserve team. He has played for the United States youth teams, starting with the U.S. U-18 Team before playing with the U-20’s for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and his one appearance with the full United States National Team came in an Aug. 22, 2007 friendly at Sweden.

Chivas USA opened preseason training camp in January and continues preparation for the 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.