Thursday, January 20, 2011
L.A. Blues double their players
By Scott French
The L.A. Blues, set for an April debut in the third-tier USL Pro division, grew Thursday from four to eight players. The new names:
JAIME CHAVEZ: Local forward (City of Industry/Workman HS) who played for Chivas USA's under-17 team in 2004-05. Chavez, 23, led the USL Premier Development League's Southwest Division in scoring last summer, with 11 goals and seven assists for Hollywood United FC.
CAMERON DUNN: Local defender (Alta Loma/Alta Loma HS and UC Irvine) was one of the signpost players in UC Irvine's rise to the top 10. He was drafted by Chivas USA in 2007, was released several weeks later without having played a game, and he spent time with USL First Division clubs California Victory (2007) and Portland Timbers (2008-09).
SEYED HOSSEINI: The 25-year-old Iranian forward has played five years for Iran Pro League club Saba Battery and as a youth for Iran's under-16 national team.
DANE SAINTUS: Tall (6-foot-2), speedy forward/winger from SMU who was drafted in the fourth round last year by FC Dallas but did not play the club.