Chivas USA are currently rock bottom of the Western Conference, and with 12 points separating them from 8th placed San Jose Earthquakes, it is likely that is where they will finish the season. It has got to that stage of the season where the phrase “playing for pride” is used and lot and like it or not, that is exactly what the Goats are doing. The only other positive you can create from this miserable situation is the fact that although classed as the “worst team in the league”, Chivas might be last in the West but they are certainly not in the mess that Toronto or DC United are.no comments
With summer ending and September starting, Chivas USA have found themselves on the road for the first two games of the new month. First up was a trip to Vancouver to take on the Whitecaps followed by another trip north to face more Western Conference opposition in the Seattle Sounders. Whilst every fixture in MLS is an uphill battle for the Goats, they were coming off the back of a shock 3-2 defeat of the New York Red Bulls and confidence amongst the team, and the fans, was arguably at a season high.no comments
Chivas USA have not won a Major League Soccer game since March 30th and the SuperClasico on Sunday did not spell the end of their horrendous winless run. In the second LA derby of the season Chivas USA, arrived not only as massive underdogs but with a squad under control from a new coach. Jose Luis Real’s first game at the helm ended with defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps and his second game with the Goats got no easier with a game against the MLS Cup champions.
On May 29th 2013 Chivas USA announced that they had agreed to part ways with Head Coach José Luis Sánchez Solá or “Chelís”, after just 3 months in charge of the Rojiblancos. The press release stated that is was due to the team’s poor performance on the field. That was just over one week ago, and although the dust has by no means settled after this shock announcement, I feel composed enough now to discuss the fallout from this decision.
(Editor's Note: This article was written prior to the firing of Jose Luis Sanchez Sola)
Tuesday night Chivas USA won a game for the first time since the 30th of March. Unfortunately, for those of us dreaming of the playoffs, it wasn’t an end to their MLS misery but just a win in the much maligned US Open Cup. Nevertheless, it was a much needed victory and confidence booster that also featured something quite extraordinary. You may have thought it was impossible for Chivas USA fans to love Dan Kennedy any more than they did already but somehow, on a Tuesday evening in the US Open Cup, he has managed to reinforce his status as a club legend. But more importantly he gave fans something they were desperate for….a positive pre-game discussion.
After another heavy defeat, Chivas USA are back on the road on Saturday evening to take on another in-form side in the Colorado Rapids. After a 4-1 loss to Real Salt Lake, goals drying up, and the return of rumors regarding the future of the club there is a dark cloud hovering above the Goats the right now. Already Chelís has had to answer questions on his future, and a positive result on the road to our Western Conference rivals is exactly what is needed to turn the tide of negativity.