Jorge Vergara, the mercurial owner of Mexican soccer club Chivas of Guadalajara and former owner of failed MLS club Chivas USA, died Friday following a heart attack. He was 64.Vergara suffered cardiac failure while in New York City, his son Amaury said in a statement.“With deep sadness and pain in my heart, I communicate to you that my father, Jorge Carlos Vergara Madrigal, passed from this life due to cardiac failure,” the younger Vergara wrote in Spanish.“We honor my father the way he always taught us with his example: working day in and day out, taking care of others and reaching our dreams.” Advertisement A flamboyant, self-made billionaire who loved motorcycles and soccer, Vergara took over a failing franchise in 2002 and guided it to the championship of Mexico’s Apertura season in 2006, along the way making Chivas, alongside Mexico City’s Club America, one of the country’s most popular teams.But Vergara’s impatience also led him to change coaches 28 times in 17 years, and that, combined with a volatile personality and love of the spotlight, earned comparisons to U.S. owners such as Jerry Jones and George Steinbrenner. Soccer Gregg Berhalter’s job isn’t at stake if the U.S. loses to Canada… Read full this story
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