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Portland Timbers' Zizzo looking forward to Chivas USA return

Sal Zizzo admits he is excited about going back to The Home Depot Center to take on former club Chivas USA.

The Portland Timbers midfielder spent the end of last season with the Goats and is looking forward to seeing some of his old teammates when his new club step out in Los Angeles this weekend.

"I've got friends on [Chivas], so of course you want to beat them," he said. "You want to show them they made a mistake by trading you."

But Zizzo insists he doesn't have as much to prove as some of his other Timbers teammates such as Eric Brunner, Troy Perkins and Rod Wallace who have come up against their former clubs recently.

"I guess it's similar to those guys, but they were with those clubs two or three years," he added. "I was only [with Chivas] at the end of last season."

And the 24-year old made it clear that he is delighted to be with the expansion franchise after experiencing som e uncertainty in his career last term.

"It was definitely out of left field," he said of the move to Portland. "They called me in, gave the news and that was it. I was excited to come [to Portland] because I'd heard good things. Now, I'm happy. Never been better."

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