Chivas Loan Out Pineda, Martinez To San Luis

Gonzalo Pineda and Diego Martinez will form part of San Luis' midfield in the upcoming Bicentenario 2010 season.
Chivas Guadalajara sent out a pair of players on loan to San Luis and helped Los Gladiadores beef up their midfield.

Gonzalo Pineda and Diego Martinez will spend the next season with San Luis, the club announced. Pineda is headed there on a six-month loan while Martinez's deal is good for all of 2010.

"We spent a lot of time negotiating, put forth a lot of effort and went through a lot of waiting," San Luis Vice President Ricardo Perez Amaral told Guadalajara daily Mural. "San Luis are satisfied with what we came to do."

Both players could step in and immediately help San Luis' midfield. Pineda had been a key part of Guadalajara last season, having logged 1,323 minutes while starting 16 games. It was the most minutes he'd played since the Clausura 2007 season.

Martinez, meanwhile, joins his fourth club since the end of the Clausura 2007 season. The well-traveled right-sided midfielder has had stints with Morelia, Tigres and Monterrey in the last five seasons. He played in just eight games for Monterrey in their championship season, Martinez's lowest output of his career. Martinez, though, showed his worth in the Liguilla as he played every minute of the quarterfinal and semifinal series against America and Toluca, respectively, as well as the first half of the first leg of the final against Cruz Azul.

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