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Chivas USA name new technical director

Chivas USA have announced that it has named Nick Theslof, an experienced coach who joined the Red-and-White before the 2010 season, as Technical Director, a role that will continue his coaching work with the first team and include oversight of player development at all levels.

The club also announced that the Competitive Athlete Training Zone, or CATZ, has been hired for the club's Sports Performance Training and Physical Therapy, and will be represented on the technical staff by Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim Liston.

"These two moves will round out our technical staff for the 2011 season, and we're thrilled to have such an experienced and talented group of coaches," said Chivas USA Interim Technical Director Jose Domene. "Nick has done great work for us in the last year, and his new role will allow our first team to continue to benefit from his work, and our youth programs to keep growing and succeeding."

"CATZ is a great organization, and Jim Liston is an experienced Strength and Conditioning Coach, having worked with MLS teams and other top-level athletes for many years," said Domene. "We've already seen in the first part of preseason how much he can help our team, and we're very happy to have him on board."

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