Chivas USA goalkeeper and team captain Dan Kennedy signed a contract extension with the Major League Soccer club through 2016.
The deal, whose financial terms weren't disclosed, was announced Thursday at a news conference at Home Depot Center, the home venue for both Chivas USA and its MLS rival the Galaxy.
Kennedy joined the team in 2008. Chivas USA largely has struggled in the years since then, but team officials overhauled the roster and hired a new head coach in the off-season, changes that Kennedy said appealed to him.
"I'm excited to be part of it," said Kennedy, a 30-year-old Fullerton native. "We have a long way to go but I do feel that with all the changes that have been made, we are taking the steps in the right direction."