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March 18, 2011 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
The day is here, the one Robin Fraser mentally circled on his career calendar, oh, about 18 years ago when he obtained his coaching license. On Saturday night at 7:30, when Chivas USA takes the field for its Major League Soccer season opener against Sporting Kansas City in Carson, Fraser finally begins putting that hard-earned bit of paper to real use. The former U.S. national team player and five-time MLS all-star has abundant coaching experience,...
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December 12, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
The latest round of NHL labor talks ended with the two sides in different rooms. The players' association and league negotiators met separately Wednesday with federal mediators in suburban New Jersey, holding discussions that didn't appear to have moved the sides any closer to a deal to save the hockey season. There was hope going into Wednesday that negotiations could get back on track to the point they were last Thursday before talks fell apart. When the NHL agreed last week to increase its make-whole offer of deferred payments from $211 million to $300 million, it was part of a proposed package that required the union to agree on three non-negotiable points.
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November 22, 1999 | PAUL GUTIERREZ
FIRST HALF The Fast Track Impact player: Washington D.C. United forward Roy Lassiter had but one assist in the half, but his presence was felt all over the field, from the collision that knocked Galaxy defender Robin Fraser out in the seventh minute, to his pressure on Kevin Hartman which spooked the Galaxy goalkeeper into whiffing on a clear-out attempt, resulting in a United goal just before the break.
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November 9, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Chivas USA fired Coach Robin Fraser on Friday, less than two weeks after finishing a disappointing season last in Major League Soccer's Western Conference with a 7-18-9 record. Fraser's dismissal had been rumored since Mexican businessman Jorge Vergara and his wife Angelica Fuentes took full control of the franchise in late August. And Fraser did little to help his cause after that, going winless in his last 14 games, a franchise record. Also let go Friday were assistant head coach Greg Vanney, a longtime Fraser friend, and the team's technical director and head scout Simon Elliott and head trainer Brian Lee. The moves are the latest in a front-office housecleaning that has seen the club replace its president and fire the vice presidents for both sponsorships and marketing since the final week of the season.
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April 28, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES
It's a good thing Robin Fraser isn't playing for the Colorado Rapids tonight because if he were, chances are the Galaxy would have an even more difficult time defeating its former captain's new team. It was tough enough last Saturday, when the Galaxy hung on for a 1-0 victory over the Rapids at the Rose Bowl on a goal by Ezra Hendrickson in the 44th minute.
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October 30, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
More than 6 million fans attended regular-season Major League Soccer games this season, a record for the 17-year-old league. The 19 teams drew an average crowd of 18,807 for each match, a 5% increase over last season, according to figures released by the league. That also marked the third consecutive season in which average attendance rose in MLS, which outdrew the NBA and NHL for a second straight year, per game. The rising tide did not lift all boats, however. The defending league-champion Galaxy, which played to six sellouts at the 27,000-seat Home Depot Center, was one of eight teams to see its average attendance fall, dropping 199 fans a game to 23,136 for 17 dates.
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November 22, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Galaxy Coach Sigi Schmid had warned that Washington D.C. United would "fight, claw, scratch and bite" to reclaim the Major League Soccer championship. He was right. But he forget to tell the Galaxy that D.C.'s players also would kick, shove, trip and elbow to get back the title they lost last season to the Chicago Fire. Playing a style of soccer that has become bruisingly familiar, D.C.
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March 28, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a way, it is fitting that the Galaxy captain's armband has passed from Dan Calichman to Robin Fraser. Calichman, the Major League Soccer club's on-field leader for its first three seasons before being traded to the New England Revolution, was Fraser's fellow defender and best friend. Now, Fraser, who filled in as captain much of last season after Calichman was sidelined because of a broken leg, has the position all to himself.
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March 10, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
It's probably not a good sign when a team, on the eve of its opening game, decides it would rather cover seats with a tarpaulin than try to fill them with fans. But in the case of Chivas USA, it could be a sign of compassion because, after two years in which it lost more games than any team in its conference, Chivas USA figures to be difficult to watch again this season. In the opener Sunday at the Home Depot Center, Chivas USA will face both the Houston Dynamo and gargantuan banners that will blot out a third of the stadium's 27,000 seats.
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August 31, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
The Lakers announced Thursday they will retire the No. 34 jersey of former center Shaquille O'Neal on April 2 when they host the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center. O'Neal, who won three NBA championships and one regular-season most-valuable-player award during his eight seasons with the team, last played for the Lakers in 2004. He also won an NBA title with the Miami Heat in 2006. O'Neal, 40, retired in 2011 after playing one season with Boston. The Lakers also said they will retire the uniform number of former forward Jamaal Wilkes , who was a member of three NBA championship teams during the Lakers' Showtime Era in the 1980s.
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October 30, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
More than 6 million fans attended regular-season Major League Soccer games this season, a record for the 17-year-old league. The 19 teams drew an average crowd of 18,807 for each match, a 5% increase over last season, according to figures released by the league. That also marked the third consecutive season in which average attendance rose in MLS, which outdrew the NBA and NHL for a second straight year, per game. The rising tide did not lift all boats, however. The defending league-champion Galaxy, which played to six sellouts at the 27,000-seat Home Depot Center, was one of eight teams to see its average attendance fall, dropping 199 fans a game to 23,136 for 17 dates.
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October 27, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
After consecutive eight-win seasons, Chivas USA's management promised this would be the year the team turned the corner. "I would not be happy if we were not way ahead of eight [wins]. The playoffs for sure," President Antonio Cue pledged in the spring. Yet, instead of rounding that bend the team missed the turn completely and skidded into a brick wall. Eight months later, Cue is gone and the team goes into Sunday's finale still looking up at eight victories, assured of finishing last in Major League Soccer's Western Conference for the second time in three seasons.
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October 24, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Less than 24 hours after Chivas USA began its long-awaited front-office shuffle, Internet reports began speculating on the future of second-year Coach Robin Fraser. ESPN Deportes' John Sutcliffe reported the decision has already been made to let Fraser go and the website SB Nation said Wednesday that "all signs seem to be pointing" to Fraser's ouster following Sunday's regular-season finale in Dallas. According to Sutcliffe, former Chivas de Guadalajara Coach Efrain Flores will replace Fraser.
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September 18, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
CHIVAS USA TODAY AT COLUMBUS When: 4:30 p.m. Where: Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Records: Chivas USA 7-13-7, Crew 12-10-6. Record vs. Columbus: First meeting. Update: Just when you thought Chivas USA had hit rock bottom and couldn't fall any farther, the team finds another way to astound. After going nearly two months without a win, falling to last place in the Western Conference and seeing the franchise sold, the team on Wednesday will play Columbus without Chivas Coach Robin Fraser.
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August 31, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
The Lakers announced Thursday they will retire the No. 34 jersey of former center Shaquille O'Neal on April 2 when they host the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center. O'Neal, who won three NBA championships and one regular-season most-valuable-player award during his eight seasons with the team, last played for the Lakers in 2004. He also won an NBA title with the Miami Heat in 2006. O'Neal, 40, retired in 2011 after playing one season with Boston. The Lakers also said they will retire the uniform number of former forward Jamaal Wilkes , who was a member of three NBA championship teams during the Lakers' Showtime Era in the 1980s.
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July 18, 2012 | By Andrew L. John
Entering arguably its most crucial three-game stretch of the season, Chivas USA approached Wednesday knowing full well what was at stake. Another scoreless tie would be unacceptable, especially against a team currently at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. "We knew we had to win this game," midfielder Ben Zemanski said. "It was a huge game for us. " Sitting one spot out of the MLS Cup playoff picture, and playing with a sense of urgency, Chivas scored 16 minutes into its match against Portland, then held on to beat the Timbers, 1-0, in front of 13,827 at the Home Depot Center.
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November 22, 1999 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Entering Sunday's MLS Cup '99, the Galaxy had more than an inkling that their title match against Washington D.C. United would be a physical affair. After all, United revels in its tough-guy persona. It only took seven minutes for the Galaxy to realize it firsthand. That's when Galaxy captain and MLS defender of the year Robin Fraser went down hard and was lost for the game after a collision with United forward Roy Lassiter.
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April 2, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robin Fraser, Major League Soccer's defender of the year in 1999 and a four-time MLS all-star, has been traded to the Colorado Rapids, the Galaxy will announce today. In exchange for the 34-year-old U.S. national team player, the Galaxy will receive three second-round draft picks from the Rapids. It was a trade neither the Galaxy nor Fraser wanted, but one that was forced by the league's salary cap.
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April 26, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
Chivas USA and its coach, Robin Fraser, were both slapped on the wrist -- gently -- Thursday when Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber leveled penalties for actions taken in last Saturday's game with the Philadelphia Union at the Home Depot Center. Two Philadelphia players were ejected for hard tackles in the second half and after the second foul -- charged against Gabriel Farfan in the 85th minute -- Chivas USA's Blair Gavin and Dan Kennedy rushed over to confront Farfan.
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