All quiet on the Chivatown front today. Normally, that wouldn't mean much on a Thursday, but in light of the fact that the MLS trade deadline passed at 2 pm PST, it looks like no final moves will be coming this season for Chivas USA. According to the rules of the deadline, rosters are frozen until the end of MLS Cup in late November, so teams are supposed to stick with the guys they have on the active roster. This includes players who were on the disabled list. If injured players may return before the end of the season (or postseason for eligible teams) they need to be back on the active roster by the deadline. This is not really significant for Chivas except perhaps in the case of Paulo Nagamura, who is not expected to return this season following surgery on a broken foot.
What about the fate of Chivas' top slot in the league's allocation order? Continued after the jump.
The other explanation for Fraser's statement is semantic. Since nobody else has the top slot in the allocation order yet, Chivas must continue to have it, whether or not they can actually use it. I don't know, that could be it.
Also, huge caveat to finish this off, MLS and Chivas USA are notoriously late at announcing personnel moves. Remember when the world knew Juan Pablo Angel was coming to Chivas, and he told everybody, and the team still waited another day to officially confirm it? That is entirely possible here. Even if no news has passed at the deadline, moves may be announced in the coming hours and days. If anything comes up, you'll find updates on this site.
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