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Chivas USA defender Jimmy Conrad to retire

August 17, 2011 |  2:40 pm

Chivasusaconrad Chivas USA defender and former U.S. national team player Jimmy Conrad will announce his retirement Thursday at a press conference in Carson, Chivas said.

The 34-year-old started 275 games in the MLS over 13 seasons with three teams. He was named MLS Defender of the Year in 2005 and was an all star five times. He also earned 28 caps on the USA national team and played in the 2006 World Cup.

Chivas USA acquired Conrad in Dec. 2010 through the MLS re-entry draft, but the Temple City native has started just two games this season and played only 180 minutes. He suffered a mild concussion in a game in March. 

On Wednesday morning Chivas USA also confirmed a trade for Juan Pablo Angel from the Galaxy. He will be available for Chivas' game against Colorado on Saturday.

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Photo: Jimmy Conrad, third from left, playing for Team USA in a match against Italy during the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Credit: EPA / Uli Deck.

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