Behind the Rise and Fall of the 10-Year Franchise History of Chivas USA

On the surface, October 26 seemed like any other home finale for Chivas USA at the StubHub Center. 

The fans in attendance were treated to a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes. The victory helped Wilmer Cabrera's side earn their third win in the final four games of the Major League Soccer season. 

"I was really just focused on the game," Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy said. 

However, once the final whistle blew, reality started to set in. Just a day later, MLS would issue a statement ceasing operations of the club immediately.

After 10 seasons as a professional soccer franchise, Chivas USA was no more. They became the third franchise in MLS history to fold. Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny were dissolved in 2001. 


As he usually did after home matches, Kennedy went out to the crowd and thanked them for their support. But this interaction with the fans would be his last. 

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