Chivas USA Announce Loan Deals for Edgar Mejia, Giovani Casillas, Mario de Luna

De Luna (left) will indeed be a Goat in 2013. - USA TODAY Sports

The assumed loanees who have stuck around this preseason are indeed on loan.

With just over a week until the 2013 season opener, it can only be a matter of time before Chivas USA adds to their rather-bare roster, and today they have announced three deals that have been long in the making. Midfielders Edgar Mejia and Giovani Casillas, and defender Mario de Luna will be on loan at Chivas USA from Chivas de Guadalajara for the 2013 season, according to an official release from the club. In that same release, the club mentioned it has an option to buy all three players in the future, although the terms of that were not disclosed. Of course, salary considerations were also not disclosed, as they never are in MLS.

All three players have been popular among fans during the preseason, making their arrival in Southern California worthwhile for owner Jorge Vergara, and all three are relatively young, with Mejia 24, de Luna 25, and Casillas just 19. None of the three have been part of the Chivas de Guadalajara first team rotation in recent seasons, and moving up to MLS may be a way for all three of them to jumpstart their careers. And it looks like all three have been enthusiastic in making the move to California, which appears to be a good sign. I would be surprised if any of them did not start March 2 against the Columbus Crew in the season opener.

It must also be said that although these three players may be able to contribute in MLS, they are not the marquee names that so many fans and neutrals hoped for heading into this season. It is no fault of the trio's, but one can't help but feel a bit disappointed that no truly blockbuster moves are on the horizon.

Still, a big welcome to Edgar, Giovani and Mario, and best of luck to all three of you with the Goats this season!

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