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Chivas USA's Lahoud may turn to Sierra Leone

Chivas USA midfielder Michael Lahoud may look to his country of birth, Sierra Leone, for international football.

The 24-year old admits he harbours ambitions of playing for the USA, the country he has lived in since he was three years old, but says that he may have to be more realistic if his dream does not come true.

"I was born in Sierra Leone and it brings me great pride, but in terms of my soccer career, playing for the US would be a humongous dream come true," Lahoud told the Washington Post's Insider.

"If it comes down to that, it would be a hard decision. I'm an optimistic person, but at some point, I might have to think about playing for Sierra Leone."

Lahoud enjoyed a successful sophomore season in MLS, making 20 starts for Chivas following a stop-start 2009 campaign.

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