You have to give Chivas USA this much: at least the Major League Soccer team is consistent.
On Thursday morning, Chivas sent hard-working defender James Riley to D.C. United for a second-round pick in the league's 2015 -- that's right, 2015 -- supplemental draft. That made Riley the eighth player from last season's team with which Chivas has cut ties since November.
But apparently the team was just getting started because a few hours later the theme of out with the old and in with the new continued in a flurry of moves. The team declined to pick up contract options for midfielder Paolo Cardozo, forward Ryan Smith and defender John Valencia and also waived forward Cesar Romero.
In their place Chivas added Steve Purdy, a 28-year-old Salvadoran-American defender who spent the last two seasons with the Portland Timbers, and Carlos Borja, a 25-year-old Mexican-American defender from Anaheim who had formerly played both in the Chivas USA youth academy and with Chivas de Guadalajara's second-division squad.