Major League Soccer have been looking for new owners for failed franchise Chivas USA for a fair while now. And it seems that they have finally got a serious takeover offer coming together.
This potential group of investors just so happens to include one of the most hated owners in English football, Vincent Tan.
Tan and Friends
According to Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated, the new ownership group that is favorites to land what was Chivas USA includes includes Henry Nguyen, Peter Guber, Vincent Tan and Tom Penn.
Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American venture capitalist who would be the majority owner of the new team. Guber is a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball side and Golden State Warriors NBA franchise. Tan would be a minority owner, while Penn is a former NBA executive and analytics expert who has previously worked at ESPN.
Completely New Team
The Malaysian billionaire and the other big-money investors are willing to pay more than $100 million in order to buy, re-brand and build a stadium for the former Chivas USA, commonly referred to as Los Angeles 2.
Fans of North American soccer will be relieved to hear that Tan is just a background man in the project and can't do as much harm to the team as he has done with Cardiff, seeing as the MLS side will literally have zero history for him to completely disregard and change at his whim.
I bet all my life savings that the team will be playing in red however and there will be a dragon somewhere on the kit or in the sides new crest.
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