Any Chivas USA fans who had it in the back of their minds that someday Francisco Palencia would return to the club, forget it.
Palencia told reporters on Wednesday that he plans on spending the rest of his career with Pumas.
A fan favorite during his time with Chivas USA, Palencia said he would be open to returning to the club someday. But that door is pretty much closed now that he's set his sights on playing out his days with Pumas.
The bad thing, of course, is that Palencia has continued playing at a high level for Pumas. Had he stayed with Chivas USA, he would have been at the same high level and he would have continued to have been a huge influence on the club.