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So Chivas USA is about to get even worse? And by design?

Eric Avila

Picking out good players from Chivas USA isn’t easy. As with Toronto FC, D.C. United and Chicago, circling high-performance individuals from a losing team is just tough stuff.

That said, Eric Avila is among the Goats who have put together some good stretches this year.

So can it really be true that Avila (pictured), a guy brought up in Major League Soccer, will be plucked by Chivas de Guadalajara, further diminishing an already inferior side?

This report from The Goat Parade says it might just happen – and what a bad message this will send about how the Chivas mothership plans to treat its Major League Soccer pursuits going forward.

The report says that Mexican under-20 Julio Morales may also report to the Liga MX side for the upcoming season. That’s a different situation, since Morales was on loan from Chivas de Guadalajara. And Gabriel Farfan may be scooped up, too. He was recently acquired from Philadelphia and not yet established with the Southern California club.

The club has traded away Juan Agudelo without much coming back from New England in the deal. Now this?

How will Chivas USA ever build even a little bit of crowd support as, essentially, a farm team among a league full of teams that are, you know, actually trying to win something? It’s a bad situation that might be getting worse.