By Charles Boehm - WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 28, 2014) US Soccer Players - With the lessons of another World Cup adding to decades' worth of recurring reminders about its importance for genuine global competitiveness, the US soccer community is – for the moment, at least – paying more attention than ever before to youth development. DeAndre Yedlin skyrocketed from MLS Homegrown teenager to . . .
MLS: Chivas USA ceases operations
MLS made it official on Monday. Following their final game on Sunday, Chivas USA ceases operations. The 2005 MLS expansion club is no more, with MLS planning on announcing a new investor/operator for a new Los Angeles-based club on October 30th. That new MLS club won't play until 2017. "As part of our new Los Angeles strategy, we will launch a new MLS Los Angeles club for the 2017 season and . . .
MLS wins for Columbus, Chivas USA, and Red Bulls
The 2014 MLS season concluded on Sunday with wins for the Columbus Crew, Chivas USA, and New York Red Bulls. Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice in the regular season finale, tying the MLS single-season goals record with 27. The Columbus Crew beat the Philadelphia Union 2-1 at Crew Stadium. Jairo Arrieta scored for Columbus in the 13th minute. Zach Pfeffer equalized for Philadelphia in the 85th. . . .
MLS: Real Salt Lake 2 – Chivas USA 0
Real Salt Lake had no trouble with Chivas USA in their 2014 MLS regular season finale at Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday. Alvaro Saborio converted a penalty in the 36th minute and Kyle Beckerman scored in the 74th. Chivas USA played a man down from the 56th minute with Marvin Chavez seeing red. Real Salt Lake ends the regular season on a three-game unbeaten run. “I thought the performance was . . .
Chivas USA, Real Salt Lake, and the 2005 MLS expansion
By Luis Bueno - Carson, CA (Oct 22, 2014) US Soccer Players - Chivas USA and Real Salt Lake ushered in the era of MLS expansion when the two joined the league in 2005. The 2005 expansion returned MLS to a 12-team league. The success of the class of '05 led to later rounds of successful expansion, shutting the door on the earlier era of expansion chased by contraction three years later. Somewhere . . .
What does club, country, and community mean for MLS and US Soccer?
By Charles Boehm - WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 3, 2014) US Soccer Players - On September 22, DC United staged a press conference to announce head coach Ben Olsen's new contract. Reportedly five years in length and as ironclad as one will generally find in MLS, Olsen's new deal is evidence of his deep connection to DC United. The 2006 World Cup veteran has been at the United helm since August 2010, a . . .
Did MLS fail Chivas USA?
By Luis Bueno - Carson, CA (Oct 1, 2014) US Soccer Players - Once there was a dream of a club called Chivas USA. Linked to a storied and popular Mexican club, Chivas USA was supposed to capture the Latino market in the Latino-heavy area of Los Angeles. A decade later, the dream turns into a bona fide nightmare, one that has marred MLS commissioner Don Garber’s tenure. Now, the club will likely go . . .
What does Chivas USA mean for MLS?
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 30, 2014) US Soccer Players – The easy answer is whatever MLS can get for the club. Chivas USA is certainly worth more as a placeholder than it is as an identity it can't keep. Regardless of whether or not the hiatus rumor proves true, Chivas USA has no choice but to change. That's as true as when MLS announced the league would takeover running the club in . . .
Report: MLS to put Chivas USA on hiatus for two seasons
ESPN.com reported on Monday that MLS will place Chivas USA on hiatus for two seasons. The news confirms rumors about the club's future. Initially, MLS announced that the club would undergo a rebranding in the offseason, playing in 2015 under a new identity but remaining in the Los Angeles area. Now, MLS seems to have a different plan. According to ESPN's Jeff Carlisle, Chivas USA is either . . .
Hiatus isn’t the answer for Chivas USA
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Sep 18, 2014) US Soccer Players - This week, a report by Brian Straus at SI.com suggests that Chivas USA will go on hiatus after this season. At some point, the troubled MLS club will reemerge as a beautiful new butterfly in a season or two, under new management, new colors, and eventually a new place to play. Maybe MLS really believes they need empty space between . . .