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El Salvador's Romero reportedly to join Chivas USA


Osael Romero might be returning to the site of his former glory.

Romero, who helped lead El Salvador to a stunning upset of Costa Rica in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, has agreed to join MLS side Chivas USA, according to multiple reports.

Romero, 23, scored two goals against Costa Rica in a July 3 match at Home Depot Center, Chivas USA's home ground. Romero has been capped 37 times by El Salvador and has scored eight goals for his country.

In joining Chivas USA, Romero will try and contribute to a squad in need of offensive punch.

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Chivas USA loaned out leading goalscorer Eduardo Lillingston to Club Tijuana and midfielder Paulo Nagamura to Tigres, and the two players combined for 12 of the club's 34 goals last season.

Romero was also being courted by D.C. United and Colorado, according to reports.

Romero becomes the latest Salvadoran international to join MLS. D.C. United landed Cristian Castillo while Chicago inked Julio Martinez after hiring former El Salvador manager Carlos de los Cobos. Romero also joins San Jose's Ramon Sanchez and Arturo Alvarez as El Salvadoran internationals already in MLS.