LA Galaxy trade forward Tristan Bowen to Chivas USA
(Wednesday, December 15, 2010) – The LA Galaxy announced today that the
club has traded forward Tristan Bowen to Chivas USA in exchange for allocation
money. Additionally, if
Bowen is transferred outside of MLS, the Galaxy and Chivas USA would split all club revenue
from transfer fees evenly.
Bowen, 19, became the club’s first-ever player to graduate
from the LA Galaxy Youth Academy to the first team when he signed a
professional contract on November 12, 2008. Officially added to the club’s
roster ahead of the 2009 season as a Generation adidas player, he made his MLS
debut on June 20, 2009 at San Jose
while also making loan stops with Hollywood United of the PDL and Miami FC of
the USL First Division.
In 2010, Bowen played in 17 regular season games for the
Galaxy, making 10 starts, while also playing in both of the club’s CONCACAF
Champions League games, the U.S. Open Cup Third Round win over AC St. Louis and
the 2-1 win over Seattle
in the second leg of their Western Conference Semifinal Series. Bowen had two
goals and two assists in the regular season while also adding a goal in the
friendly win over Boca Juniors. He collected an assist in his first career
start on May 20 in a 1-0 win at FC Dallas and then scored his first league goal
nine days later in a 2-0 win at Columbus.
In addition to his time with the Galaxy, Bowen has also
played for the U.S. Under-18 and Under-20 National Teams, most recently playing
for the U-20’s at the Torneo de las Americas
in Kennesaw, Ga.