Chivas USA is a team in transition. After a rough expansion season in 2005, former MLS Coach of the Year Bob Bradley took over and turned the team around. They were the best team in the Western Conference in 2007, the second in a stretch of four straight runs to the Conference Semifinals. Unfortunately they haven’t made the playoffs since 2009, but the run of success established them as a franchise with fans in Los Angeles. They may not be the LA Galaxy, the team with which they share the Stubhub Center in Carson, but they have a passionate fan base of their own. Their struggles in recent years have prompted changes that will definitely benefit the team in a positive way down the road.
2014 is a majorly transitional year for the team, as the original owner Jorge Vergara sold the team back to the MLS as the league looks for a new owner who will keep the team in LA. The team is also due for a rebrand by next season, so we won’t be calling them Chivas USA anymore. That name is based off Mexican team C.D. Guadalajara, known as Chivas. Chivas USA’s future is looking quite bright; become a part of it now by getting out to a game! Gold Coast Tickets will get you in!