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Galaxy trades Juan Pablo Angel to Chivas USA

August 17, 2011 | 11:14 am

 AngelgalaxyThe Galaxy on Wednesday traded Colombian forward Juan Pablo Angel to rival Chivas USA for a third-round pick in the 2012 supplemental MLS draft.

The deal clears a designated player spot on the Galaxy’s roster for Irish international striker Robbie Keane, whom the Galaxy acquired from Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League on Monday. Keane, 31, captain of Ireland’s national team, might play in the Galaxy’s next game Saturday against San Jose.

Angel, 35, was a disappointment this season for the Galaxy, scoring only three goals with one assist in 22 games.

The Galaxy (13-3-9) has the best record in the MLS, while Chivas (7-8-9) is fighting for a playoff spot.


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Photo: Juan Pablo Angel celebrates after scoring a goal for the Galaxy against Toronto FC during an MLS game in June. Credit:  Lori Shepler / Associated Press