Monday, July 4, 2011
CHIVAS: Owusu waived? Goats won't say
By Scott French
Is Ghanaian defender Seth Owusu still with Chivas USA? No, but there's been no official confirmation that he's gone.
Owusu, 20, who joined Chivas on loan in March, apparently was waived a week or so ago, although the Goats have made no announcement, and Real Salt Lake spokesman confirmed Monday night that he arrived for a trial with the club early last week.
A Chivas USA spokesman said Monday he knew nothing of Owusu's departure and had not been informed of a roster move by head coach Robin Fraser or general manager Jose Domene. Owusu is still listed on the team roster on the Goats' website.
Owusu, who can play at left back or in the middle, hasn't made his MLS debut but has played for Chivas in its U.S. Open Cup qualifying loss at Portland in late March and in the MLS Reserve League. He missed more than a month with a knee injury, returning last month to training.
RSL in May signed Armenian midfielder Artur Aghasyan following a brief trial. Aghasyan, who is based in Southern California, was on an extended trial with Chivas before the Utahns invited him in.