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Fraser hiring at Chivas USA announced
by Ridge Mahoney, January 4th, 2011 3:36PM
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TAGS:  chivas usa, mls, real salt lake


[MLS] He won't be officially unveiled until a press conference Wednesday but RSL assistant coach Robin Fraser has been hired as head coach of Chivas USA. The team sent out press releases announcing the hiring earlier today.

Fraser, 44, has been an assistant at Real Salt Lake since July, 2007, following a 10-year (1996-2005) MLS playing career that included stints with Los Angeles, Colorado and Columbus. His hiring ends a search that began last October when Chivas USA fired Martin Vazquez after he finished his first season as head coach with a record of 8-18-4.

Team president Antonio Cue and interim general manager Jose L. Domene led the search for a new head coach, along with assistant coach Carlos Llamosa and former vice president of soccer operations Stephen Hamilton, who resigned last month but stayed on as a consultant to aid the process.

The team has been active since Vazquez's departure. Giancarlo Maldonado, Marcelo Saragosa, Alex Zotinca and Eduardo Lillingston have departed; former U.S. international Jimmy Conrad was signed out of the Re-Entry Draft and forwards Tristan Bowen and Alejandro Moreno have also been acquired.

Fraser met with team officials over the weekend and reached agreement on a contract. He spent Tuesday in further meetings and after the press conference Wednesday will travel to Ft. Lauderdale to attend the MLS Player Combine that begins Saturday.

1 comment
  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: January 5, 2011 at 10:16 a.m.
    I'm curious. Given Chivas historic appeal to the Hispanic community, does anybody know if Fraser is fluent in Spanish. I really have no strong feelings pro or con except that it's good to see an assistant off Kreis' staff getting a chance rather than the same tired old college coaches and Brit mafia. Hopefully this will continue a policy of looking to coaches who have played in MLS and who understand its intricacies being promoted.

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