Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Is Chivas USA Status Quo Good Enough?
L.A. Daily News, February 25th, 2009 4:15PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

While the Galaxy continue to hog the L.A. soccer spotlight, much like the Lakers cast their long Staples Center shadow on the Clippers, with speculation of who will be in uniform this season and who won't, down the hall Chivas USA is quietly prepping its core players to build on three consecutive postseason appearances. The Galaxy has missed the playoffs three straight seasons.

But while team officials are content to enter this season with more or less the same squad from an injury-plagued 2008, Nick Green warns that Chivas "is threatening to start the 2009 season much like the old one ended" and "the omens are not good" with season-opening fitness issues facing key contributors Ante Razov, Maykel Galindo, Sacha Klestjan and Alecko Eskandarian.

Galaxy-turned-Chivas defender Ante Jazic toes the party line in saying "When you make a lot of changes year in year out with a lot of new coaches, a lot of new players, that's not the way to be successful in this league," but Green reminds us that, for better or worse, Chivas USA "will live or die with the same nucleus it has had for the last three years and hope the rehab room is considerably less crowded than it was last year."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
World Cup Boosts German Beer Sales    
The World Cup is credited for boosting German beer sales by 4.4 percent in the year's ...
Glazers Selling selling 8 million Man United    
The Glazer family will make around $150 million by selling 8 million shares of its stake ...
Former Palestine Midfielder Killed in Bombing    
Former Palestinian national team player Ahed Zaqout has been killed by an Israeli bomb that hit ...
Neymar Aims to Be Fit for Barcelona Opener    
Brazilian star, Neymar, who fractured a bone in his back following a challenge from Colombia's Juan ...
Mourinho: Lukaku Lacked Motivation    
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho, after his club sold 21-year-old Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku to Everton for ...
Former Zambia Boss Takes Ivory Coast's Helm    
Frenchman Herve Renard has been appointed coach of Ivory Coast, replacing Sabri Lamouchi, who left after ...
Steven Gerrard: 'Every Person Slips'    
Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out ...
La Liga Champ Eying Chicharito    
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who started just six Premier League games for Manchester United last season ...
No Charges for Moyes Over Bar Incident    
Former Manchester United coach David Moyes is in the clear after he was investigated over an ...
West Ham Acquires Ecuador World Cup Striker    
West Ham has finalized a $20 million transfer of Ecuador striker Enner Valencia from Mexican club ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives