Chivas USA has made a series of adjustments to its roster ahead of the SuperClasico, which Zinedine Zidane will attend.Chivas USA has made a series of roster adjustments ahead of the Honda SuperClasico against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday. Bobby Burling came off the disabled list, only to be replaced by Claudio Suarez; Suarez and Atiba Harris acquired U.S. green cards; and Kevin Harmse received clearance to play.
Central defender Burling made his first appearance on the pitch of 2009 when he played out the last 20 minutes against the Charleston Battery in the U.S. Open Cup. Now off the disabled list, the 24-year-old is eligible for Major League Soccer action as well.
Making the opposite transition is Mexican veteran Suarez. The 40-year-old suffered a right calf strain against San Luis in the SuperLiga group stages. The Goats' captain will have to sit out six MLS matches.
When he does return, Suarez, as well as midfielder Atiba Harris, won't count as an international player. The pair received their green cards. Harris, from St. Kitts, is expected to lineup against the Galaxy on Saturday.
One player that could join him is Canadian and former Galaxy player Kevin Harmse. The 25-year-old transferred from Toronto FC two weeks ago, but only now received his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 work visa. He could made his debut against his former team.
In other news, French legend Zinedine Zidane will be in attendance for the El Clasico Angelino, taking in his first MLS match. The former Real Madrid maestro is in town to launch a new community initiative with adidas.
Zac Lee Rigg, Goal.com
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