Jorge Vergara & Angélica Fuentes Get Full Control of MLS’ Chivas USA

August 30, 2012

Major League Soccer (MLS) side Chivas USA announced today that Jorge Vergara and Angélica Fuentes have bought the 50 percent of the club owned by their previous partners, Antonio and Lorenzo Cué, making Vergara and Fuentes the sole owners of the Major League Soccer (MLS) club. 

The Cues were the managing partners of Chivas USA. Vergara and Fuentes previously owned 50 percent of Chivas USA and have been part of the club’s ownership since its inception.

“We are delighted to acquire the remaining interests in Chivas USA,” Fuentes said. “We are very excited about the future of Chivas USA,” stated Vergara.

In addition to their ownership of Chivas USA, Grupo Omnilife Founder Vergara, and Fuentes, the CEO of Grupo Omnilife, have owned one of Mexico’s most successful soccer clubs, Club Deportivo Guadalajara — commonly known as Chivas — since 2002.

Part of Chivas USA’s ownership since the club’s inception in August of 2004, Antonio and Lorenzo Cué have served on a variety of MLS ownership committees during a period that has seen the League grow from 12 to 19 clubs.

“It has been an exciting time for Major League Soccer and we are proud of the role that we played in the growth of the League,” Antonio Cué stated.  “We have enjoyed our time with Chivas USA, and we would like to thank our fellow MLS owners and the League office.”

“Chivas USA joined MLS in 2005 at a critical time for the professional game in North America,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber.  “Antonio and Lorenzo Cué have been passionate owners and great partners for the past eight years.  I want to thank the entire Cué family for their support and belief in soccer in the United States.  We look forward to working closely with Jorge and Angélica as the new managing partners of the club.”