By Luis Bueno - CARSON, CA (June 6, 2014) US Soccer Players - Typically, the comforts of playing at home in MLS are easy to spot. The supporters turn out en masse, the calls may be more in favor than in opposition, and the pride that exists in protecting the home turf surfaces. Chivas USA have somehow made the opposite true. “It's become difficult mentally for all of us to try to even tie at . . .
The Portland Timbers shutout Chivas USA 2-0 at StubHub Center on Wednesday night in MLS. Fanendo Adi scored both goals for Portland, opening the scoring in the 65th minute and doubling their lead six minutes later. The referee sent off Chivas USA's Bobby Burling in the 84th minute. “In the first half we came out with a lot of good intensity but we weren’t clear with the ball, we were losing it . . .
By Luis Bueno - CARSON, CA (May 8, 2014) US Soccer Players - Chivas USA could make its final season memorable. Instead, the club’s last chapter is quickly turning into something everybody will try to forget. With two months of the 2014 MLS season gone, Chivas have exactly one victory and are now riding an eight-match winless streak. Worse, the attack is sputtering and the fire and confidence the . . .
By Luis Bueno - CARSON, CA (Apr 25, 2014) US Soccer Players - Less than two months on the job, Chivas USA coach Wilmer Cabrera has noticed one of the things that makes his new club unique. Nobody notices. Attendance is pathetic. Media interest is scant. Chatter on social media and the web is so soft it would not make enough noise to bother somebody in a library. That lack of interest . . .
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Apr 17, 2014) US Soccer Players - How do you balance the need to manage an MLS team over a long season with the need to win, to qualify for the playoffs, and to justify investment in players? We’re seeing this play out with Toronto FC already this season. So far, the coaching staff is choosing to implement the counter-attacking option. While I’d like to see a more . . .
By Luis Bueno - CARSON, CA (Apr 4, 2014) US Soccer Players - Nearly a decade ago, a new rivalry was born and threatened to change how MLS defined rivalries. When Chivas USA joined MLS in 2005, the club became instant rivals with the LA Galaxy. With both teams sharing a stadium and facilities, the foundation was set for the Super Clasico. The clubs needed to simply play against one another and the . . .
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Apr 3, 2014) US Soccer Players - In giving MLS some credit for trying to make the best out of a difficult situation with Chivas USA, we can still see that any solution is going to take time. MLS teams can certainly turn things around quickly, but there are so many pieces that need to fit with Chivas USA. As positively as the season has started for Chivas USA, it’s . . .
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Mar 25, 2014) US Soccer Players - While every MLS team certainly values winning, not every team in MLS values entertainment. This would not be such a problem in a market where soccer held the positions, say, the NFL or the NBA holds in the United States. In those leagues, teams can focus on winning, or even development, while charging major league prices no matter . . .
By Luis Bueno - CARSON, CA (Mar 19, 2014) US Soccer Players - By the time the MLS 2015 season starts, Chivas USA will have changed their colors, logo, and overall appearance. On the field, though, the club has already begun that process. The club that served as the MLS doormat from 2010 through 2013 is no more. Chivas USA has started off the year strongly and showed signs that this team is here . . .
Week 1 of the 2014 MLS season saved its biggest surprise for last. Troubled club Chivas USA might be facing a rebrand for next season, but any lingering issues didn't show on Sunday with a win over the Chicago Fire. On Saturday, DC United started 2014 with a remembrance of 2013, shutout by the Columbus Crew at RFK Stadium. Chivas USA beat Chicago 3-2 at StubHub Center. Erick Torres opened the . . .