Defender James Riley, who led Chivas USA in minutes played last season, apparently won't be adding to that total this summer after being traded to D.C. United on Thursday.
A day earlier Riley said he expected Chivas, which had already jettisoned seven players from last year's team, to make him the eighth to go and Thursday morning he confirmed that, tweeting from a plane that he was heading to D.C. United.
"Although, I will miss SoCal incredibly, I am excited for the next chapter," he wrote.
Terms of the trade, which is expected to be finalized Thursday night, were not announced, but the Washington Post reported that United will not give up a player in exchange for Riley.
Riley, 30, played for New England, San Jose and Seattle before coming to Chivas in a trade with Montreal during the 2011 MLS expansion draft. With the Galaxy he posted career highs for games and starts (32) as well as minutes played (2,880).