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Fraser dismissed by Chivas USA
by Ridge Mahoney, November 11th, 2012 6:10AM

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[MLS SPOTLIGHT: Chivas USA] A second seemingly inevitable coaching change has come to pass. In the wake of New York dismissing Hans Backe, Chivas USA has parted ways with head coach Robin Fraser.

The team announced Friday night that Fraser, along with assistant coach Greg Vanney, head scout Simon Elliott and athletic trainer Brian Lee, has been let go after two subpar seasons.

Hired by Chivas USA after earning accolades as an assistant coach with Real Salt Lake, Fraser compiled a record of 15-32-21 during his two seasons in charge.

The 2012 season ended with a 14-game winless streak, a record of 7-18-9, and the fewest goals scored in league play (24). The offensive woes stemmed from unproductive signings over the last two seasons such as Marcos Mondaini, Oswaldo Minda, Francisco Mendoza, Victor Estupinan and Jose Correa.

Fraser, a two-time MLS Defender of the Year during his playing days, is the third head coach to be jettisoned in the past week.

Last Saturday, Montreal parted ways with Jesse Marsch, and Backe's departure was announced Friday, less than 24 hours after the Red Bulls were eliminated from the playoffs by D.C. United.

Marsch, a former Chivas USA player, has been mentioned as a possible successor to Fraser. But the club's recent takeover by Jorge Vergara, who also owns Mexican parent club Guadalajara, may indicate he will hire a Mexican coach. ESPN Deportes reported a week and a half ago that former international Efrain Flores will take over.



2 comments
  1. Ken Jamieson
    commented on: November 12, 2012 at 10:20 a.m.
    Chivas USA's next move should be to San Diego.

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: November 12, 2012 at 1:53 p.m.
    Sorry Ken J, but I disagree. Moving to San Diego will NOT solve Chivas USA's woes, trials and tribulations. The only move amenable to them is to get the heck outta the HDC and get its own stadium, and if possible play at the East LA College Stadium until the long-awaited-for stadium is built next to USC. As to hiring Marsch, this would be the BIGGEST mistake Vergara would make, so maybe hiring Efrain Flores who has more coaching experience in one hand than Marsch, could make the difference.


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