Carson, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chivas USA announced on Wednesday the club
has acquired New Zealand international defender Tony Lochhead.
Per club and league policy, terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.
Lochhead joins the Goats after six seasons in the Australian A-League with
Wellington Phoenix, and will be eligible to play for the Goats pending receipt
of his P1-Visa and International Transfer Certificate.
While with the New Zealand-based side, the 32-year-old set a club record by
becoming the first player to appear in 50 games. By the end of his six-year
stint with Wellington, the defender set the all-time club record by
participating in 131 matches.
A product of UC Santa Barbara, Lochhead was selected by the New England
Revolution with the 33rd overall pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft and was
added to New England's roster later in the season.
A season later, the defender was instrumental in the Revs' run to the MLS Cup
Final against the Houston Dynamo, recording a total of 16 appearances before
returning to his native country in 2007.
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