Chivas USA signs Homegrown player Marky Delgado
CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, April 3, 2012) – Chivas USA announced today that the club has signed Glendora, California native Marco Antonio “Marky” Delgado as a Homegrown Player. The 16-year-old midfielder will be available for selection once he has fulfilled all Homegrown Player training requirements in August. Per League and team policy, details of the contract were not revealed.
“I am really excited to have Marky Delgado become part of our first team. He is a player who has done so well for our youth team since he has been with us,” said Chivas USA Head Coach, Robin Fraser. “He is a player who immediately stood out as a very solid player and we’ve had him training with us for quite a while now and you can even see over the last couple of months how much he has developed. He has great ideas on the ball, a very soft first touch, and he has really picked up the pace at this level quickly. He is definitely one that we expect a bright future from.”
Delgado, 16, is a native of Glendora, California. At the age of 13, as a member of the U.S. U-15 Boys National Team traveled to and participated in a tournament in Argentina. He also participated with the U.S. Under-17 national team in Mondial Minimes, an international tournament which takes place in France. Delgado started all four games (against France, Japan, Portugal, and Uruguay) playing 360 total minutes and contributing one assist against France.
The youth stand-out participated in four matches with the Goats Reserves during the 2012 Chivas USA preseason, starting three games and going the full 90 minutes in two. Delgado was also a member of the U.S. U-17 Residency Program during the fall 2010 and spring 2011 semesters.
Nombre/Full Name: Marco Antonio Delgado
Nacido/Born: 1995-05-16, Glendora, CA, USA
Lugar de Nacimiento/Hometown: Glendora, California
Peso/Weight: 66kg / 146 lbs
Estatura / Height: 1.75 m / 5’9”
Ultimo Equipo/Last Team: Chivas USA Youth Academy
Transacción/Transaction: Chivas USA adquiere al mediocampista Marco Antonio Delgado, el 3 de abril de 2012 / Chivas USA acquires midfileder Marco Antonio Delgado, on April 3, 2012.