Chivas USA Looking For Offensive Spark

Chivas USA is tired of being the “other team” in Los Angeles at the Home Depot Center.

They are also tired of their season ending in the early stages of the playoffs.

Three straight first-round playoff exits for Chivas USA—who share their home stadium with Western Conference champion Los Angeles Galaxy—also meant the exit of head coach Preki Radosavljevic. In his place is former assistant coach Martin Vasquez, who will try to transform the team into a more exciting and potent offensive squad.

The franchise is known for its stingy defense.

Last season, they allowed only 31 goals against. Only two teams let fewer past their keeper (Seattle and Houston, 29) and two teams tied with them (Los Angeles and Columbus).

Last year, the unit was lead by 2009 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Zach Thornton and U.S. International defender Jonathan Bornstein.

Thornton had a career year in 2009, his 13th in MLS, p...

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