Official release from Chivas USA
Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Chivas USA General Manager, Jose Domene commented on Ryan Smith: "Ryan is a talented winger with great pace and skills. At Chivas USA, we are committed to continue to improve our roster for the 2012 season."
Smith, 25, appeared in 32 matches in two years for Sporting Kansas City, recording four goals and seven assists over the past two seasons. In 2011, Smith appeared in six matches after returning from offseason knee surgery, but his season was cut short in June after leaving the team for family reasons.