The former Chivas de Guadalajara star lands with the Wizards.Omar Bravo has left Chivas de Guadalajara and the Mexican Primera Division for Major League Soccer.
Bravo has agreed to join Kansas City, Guadalajara announced in a press release. Bravo's contract with Guadalajara had run out and instead of re-signing with the club has followed in the footsteps of Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Francisco Palencia, former Mexico World cup veterans who made the move north.
"We are very proud of Omar, of everything he has accomplished and know his career will continue strong in MLS as it has been with Chivas," Guadalajara Owner Jorge Vergara said in a press release. "We will miss Omar but we know he will bring a lot of joy to the soccer fans who live in the United States, and that's an important thing in football."
Bravo, 30, scored 101 goals for Chivas before leaving for Spain's Deportivo La Coruña. But his career hit a barrier in Spain as he failed to impress and saw little playing time there. He returned to Mexico on a brief loan spell with Tigres before re-joining Chivas for good ahead of the Apertura 2009 season. He scored five goals in the last two seasons with Chivas before parting ways with the club.
Kansas City should immediately benefit from Bravo's addition. Entering this weekend's games, Kansas City had the second-fewest goals in the league with 12 goals. Kei Kamara leads Kansas City with six goals while six other players have tallied once.
Bravo, who scored two goals for Mexico in the 2006 World Cup, could make his MLS debut for Kansas City on July 31 against Toronto FC. The club will also host Manchester United on July 25.