Victorine retires from pro soccer

Chivas USA midfielder Sasha Victorine has retired from Major League

Soccer after 10 seasons because of recurring injuries.

Chivas USA made the announcement Wednesday. He joined the

team at the trade deadline in 2008, and had two goals and two

assists in 2008 and last season.

Victorine also played for the Los Angeles Galaxy and Kansas

City during his MLS career, with 32 goals and 41 assists in 242

matches.

Victorine helped UCLA win a NCAA championship in 1997, and he

played in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He made four appearances with

the U.S. national team.

He has accepted a front office job with the Kansas City

Wizards, and will also serve as the team’s color commentator on TV

broadcasts.