Chivas USA signs Ghanian defender Seth Owusu on loan

CARSON, Calif. (Friday, March 18, 2011) – Chivas USA announced today that it has signed defender Seth Owusu, a versatile back with experience on the Ghanaian National Team, on a loan from Medeama SC of Ghana. The 20-year-old Owusu has been with Chivas USA for two weeks and will be eligible for Saturday night’s match against the Sporting Kansas City, taking place at 7:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center. Per league and team policy, details of the contract were not revealed.

“Seth is a player that we’re really excited about, and I’m happy to officially welcome him to Chivas USA,” said Head Coach Robin Fraser. “I’ve been following him for a little while now, and he has a lot of qualities that will help us this season.”

Owusu, a tall, strong defender who plays both on the left side and centrally, was born on Sept. 12, 1990 in Accra, Ghana. Beginning his career with Ghanaian Second Division club FC Medeama in 2007-08, Owusu then joined First Division clubs Real Tarkwa United (2008-09) and FC Medeama (2009-10). Recently, Owusu played with Medeama SC in the Glo Premier League in Ghana. He also has experience on the Ghana U-17, U-21 and full national teams.

Chivas USA kicks off the 2011 regular season this Saturday night, hosting Omar Bravo and Sporting Kansas City at 7:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.