May 30, 2013 |
Can things get any weirder at Chivas USA? On Wednesday morning the team was sued by two former coaches who charged the club with racial discrimination, claiming they were fired 2½ months ago because they weren't Latino and didn't speak Spanish. Then about a dozen hours later the team dismissed its carefully hand-picked -- and very popular -- manager, José Luis Sánchez Solá, who is Mexican. Add to that the fact that the team, which is 3-7-2, hasn't made the playoffs or had a winning record since 2009, has no local broadcasting deal, does not have its own stadium and has been the league's worst draw the last two seasons -- home attendance of 8,045 is off more than 38% from last season's dismal showing -- and it becomes baffling why Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber doesn't step in and put the franchise and its few fans out of their misery.
August 10, 2013 |
When: 8. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: UniMas; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 4-13-5, Rapids 9-7-8. Record vs. Rapids: 0-2-0. Update: This is the third meeting between the clubs this season. Colorado won both of the previous games - a 1-0 victory in Carson on April 13 and a 2-0 win in Colorado on May 25. Chivas USA remains in last place in Major League Soccer's Western Conference. The Rapids are tied for second place, three points behind division leader Real Salt Lake.
September 23, 2012
CHIVAS USA SUNDAY AT D.C. UNITED When: 4 PDT. Where: RFK Stadium, Washington. On the air: TV: Galavision. Records: Chivas USA 7-14-7, D.C. United 14-10-5. Record vs. D.C. United: First meeting. Update: Chivas USA has its work cut out if it hopes to pull out of a late-season meltdown that has seen it go 0-6-2 in its last eight games. Chivas will have Coach Robin Fraser back on the sidelines after serving a one-game suspension, but it will be without midfielder Oswaldo Minda (yellow card accumulation)
April 11, 2009 |
Time: 7:30. On the air: TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes; Radio: 570, 1330. Where: Home Depot Center. Records: Galaxy 0-1-1, Chivas USA 3-0-0. Galaxy record vs. Chivas USA (2008): 1-0-2. Update: Victories tonight by Chivas USA and by the Seattle Sounders over the Kansas City Wizards would set up a game next Saturday between the league's only unbeaten and untied teams. Galaxy defensive midfielder Dema Kovalenko will sit out the match while serving a one-game suspension.
August 29, 2012 |
Jorge Vergara and his wife, Angelica Fuentes, became sole owners of Major League Soccer's Chivas USA on Wednesday, buying out brothers Antonio and Lorenzo Cue, their co-owners since the club's founding eight years ago. “We are very excited about the future of Chivas USA,” Vergara said in a news release issued on Chivas USA letterhead but written by the media relations staff of Chivas de Guadalajara, the Mexican league club Fuentes and Vergara...
July 28, 2012
When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Jeld-Wen Field On the air: TV: KWHY, Prime Ticket Records: Chivas USA 6-8-5, Portland 5-11-4 Record vs. Portland: 3-1 Update: Coming off a 3-1 loss to the Galaxy last weekend, Chivas USA has a chance to rebound on the road against a team that it has already defeated twice this season. Three of Chivas' six wins this season have come on the road, including a win a Jeld-Wen Field on April 7. Chivas also won the most recent meeting between the two clubs at the Home Depot center on July 18. Between the two matches, Portland fired its head coach, John Spencer, and replaced him with Gavin Wilkinson on an interim basis.
October 7, 2012
When: 4 p.m. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: Galavision, Prime Ticket. Records: Chivas USA 7-17-7, FC Dallas 9-12-10. Record vs. Real Salt Lake: 0-0-1. Update: Chivas USA, officially eliminated Wednesday from a playoff race it unofficially exited more than a month ago, can all but end FC Dallas' postseason hopes as well with a win Sunday. But Chivas would have to score to accomplish that, and the Western Conference cellar-dwellers haven't found the back of the net in their last 532 minutes, the fourth-longest scoreless streak in MLS history.
May 12, 2012 |
When: 4 Where: Buck Shaw Stadium, San Jose. On the air: TV: Galavision. Records: Chivas USA 3-6, San Jose 7-2-1. Record vs. San Jose: 2-0 (2011) Update: Behind Chris Wondolowski's 11 goals in 10 games, San Jose entered the weekend leading the MLS in scoring (21) and tied for the league lead in wins (7). And with three goals in his last five shots on target, Wondolowski has never been hotter, leaving him on pace to shatter Roy Lassiter's 16-year-old MLS record of 27 goals in a season.