Chivas USA sign defender Bobby Burling

The club acquired the rights of Burling in July


CARSON, Calif. (Friday, August 17, 2012) – Chivas USA announced today the signing of Bobby Burling. The defender will be available for selection this weekend as Chivas USA takes to the road to face Western Conference rival Colorado Rapids on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, for a 6:00 pm (PT) match.

On May 17, 2012 Chivas USA acquired Burling´s rights, but it is until today that the Red-and-White organization and the player agreed on contract terms. The rights of the defender were acquired through a trade with Montreal Impact in exchange of one International Roster Slot for the 2012 Season starting Jan. 1, 2013. The International Roster Slot will return to Chivas USA on Jan. 1, 2014. Per League and team policy, details of the contract were not revealed.

Burling, 27, born in Clear Lake City, Texas was drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the 2007 supplemental draft.  The Loyola Marymount Alumn was then signed by Chivas USA three months later where he made 23 appearances from 2007 to 2009. Burling then played with the San Jose Earthquakes before being picked in the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft by the Montreal Impact.

Chivas USA continues its Western Conference push as it travels to take on the Colorado Rapids, Saturday Aug 18, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for a 6:00 pm PT match. The game will broadcast on television, live on KDOC in English and KWHY Channel 22 in Spanish. For more information about the game please visit Follow us on Twitter @cdchivasusa and


Nombre/Full Name: Robert Charles Burling

Pronunciation (English): BUR-ling  

Número/Number: 2

Posición/Position: Defender/Defensa

Nacido el/Born: 1984-10-15, Clear Lake City, Texas, USA

Residencia/Hometown: Monument, Colorado, USA

Nacionalidad/Citizenship: United States

Estatura/Height: 1.92 m / 6’4"

Peso/Weight: 88 kg / 195 lbs                                  

Último Equipo/Last Team: Montreal Impact

Adquisición/Acquired: Signed on August 17, 2012 and rights acquired via trade with Montreal Impact on July 6, 2012, in exchange for one International Roster Slot for the 2013 Season starting January 1, 2013/Firmado el 17 de agosto de 2012 y adquirido (los derechos) en intercambio con el Montreal Impact el 6 de julio de 2012, en intercambio por una opción para tener el derecho de elegir un espacio internacional en la plantilla.