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Bshredder
Post #1
Monday March 4, 2013 12:17am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
What a disaster and black mark in the league.

If this club was a racehorse, they'd shoot it.

They have to figure out how to relocate and rebrand this mess ASAP

MSantoine
Post #2
Monday March 4, 2013 12:31am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
I don't know how the league didn't step up and veto some of there moves to get rid of non-Hispanics. If a major 4 team did that espn would spend weeks talking about this.

skangles
DC
Post #3
Monday March 4, 2013 1:07am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,420
They tried this whole Latin culture strategy when they first joined the league and nobody went to their games because they were terrible. Then brought in Shawn Hunter, the man who brought fans to hockey games in Phoenix and quickly dropped the Latino strategy in order to field the best team possible irrespective of culture. Chivas USA was at least ok with their non-Hispanic star players like of Razov and Klejstan.

Now they're reverting back to their original failed strategy. This all happened within the last 10 years, how could they have possibly already forgotten about the past? I cannot see this Latin culture working so long as the league has a roster requirement for US nationals. The rest of the teams in the league want the best players on the pitch irrespective of ethnicity so there is no way they will feed Chivas their talented Hispanic players thus leaving Chivas USA to scrape the bottom of the talent barrel to meet their self imposed requirements.

nick
Boston, MA
Post #4
Monday March 4, 2013 1:23am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 118
The sad thing is that there are cities who are really pushing to get a team but the league is stuck with this joke of a franchise.

admsghs27
Post #5
Monday March 4, 2013 1:54am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Omg biggest mistake,in mls history.... Worsest team and worsest attendance.. For gods sake my high school football team avarage more fans than chivas usa... Woow usl teams have higher attendance and a better team.... Just dissolve them and give orlando the team, and nyc2 or atlanta or minnesota will be the next expansion team.... Chivas usa is the biggest joke and embarrasment to mls......

Desi
Philadelphia
Post #6
Monday March 4, 2013 2:12am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 77
how many people were in the seats on Saturday?

Bshredder
Post #7
Monday March 4, 2013 2:14am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
Original post from Desi

how many people were in the seats on Saturday?


More unpaid than paid

MWrons
North Carolina
Post #8
Monday March 4, 2013 2:35am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 19
according to MLS.com, a little over 7,000

Desi
Philadelphia
Post #9
Monday March 4, 2013 2:43am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 77
released MLS attendance figures have always meant tickets distributed, not attendance

MWrons
North Carolina
Post #10
Monday March 4, 2013 2:57am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 19
Thanks for the heads up there then. I found the actual attendance, It was around 2700.

nick
Boston, MA
Post #11
Monday March 4, 2013 3:04am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 118
Original post from MWrons

Thanks for the heads up there then. I found the actual attendance, It was around 2700.


Ewwww!! I give Chivas the year, then tell them to pack up and they're heading out of town.

tylercocinas
Post #12
Monday March 4, 2013 3:42am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
What is the league going to do with them? Force them to relocate? To where? And then not expect some type of legal challenge from Vergara (no matter how meritless his claims might or might not be?). The league made their bed with Chivas, and they're going to have to lay in it for the time being.

Vergara is NOT going to like the idea of leaving LA. They need to find their own home for starters, and it needs to be geographically situated such that it benefits their (allegedly) pro-Latino philosophy. Next they need to invest in quality, marquee names that are going to draw fans to the club.

Desi
Philadelphia
Post #13
Monday March 4, 2013 4:09am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 77
Yeah, actually, MLS can force them to relocate. Just like they forced Miami and Tampa to retract. Just like they forced SJ to move to Houston. Just like they forced Dallas to move to that High School in 2003.

admsghs27
Post #14
Monday March 4, 2013 4:27am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
alleh luhyaaaaa....... i hope mls gets rid of them tomorrow... They are an absolute joke... i know for a fact they give about 5,000 tix for free with free parking, free hot dog and drink, and a free back pack, soccer ball... their practically paying you to go to their games... what a joke.......

tylercocinas
Post #15
Monday March 4, 2013 5:54am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
Original post from Desi

Yeah, actually, MLS can force them to relocate. Just like they forced Miami and Tampa to retract. Just like they forced SJ to move to Houston. Just like they forced Dallas to move to that High School in 2003.


Gotta do more research Dez...Those cases are easily distinguishable from the instant situation.

-Anschultz wasn't forced to move, they moved the team because they couldn't secure a stadium deal with the city.

-The Mutiny were owned operated and funded by the league office from Day 1 until they folded.

-The Fusion were abandoned by their owner after their best season. He actually voted along with the league's board of governors to fold the team.

What about Jorge Vergara makes you think that given his massive investment in MLS that he would give his vote for his team to just be relocated out of the biggest market in the US without a legal fight?

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