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Philadelphia Union

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Robin Fraser

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Greg and Mike talk with Toronto Assistant Robin Fraser and preview this week's home opener, recap the draw in Vancouver, touch on Champions League results.

Zac thanks fans, Union home dates leaked ahead of today’s schedule release, Gerrard announcement today, more

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Zac MacMath thanks Union fans after loan announcement. 2015 schedule due to be released today. Gerrard signing expected today. Latest moves from across the league including Lagerwey as GM at Seattle and report that Red Bulls have fired Mike Petke. More.

Union camp news, USA underwhelms in scoreless draw, Altidore rises above

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Hackworth on players and camp progress. USA plays to dull draw with toothless Canada. Jozy Altidore subjected to racial abuse in Dutch game, responds with grace and fortitude. Is Europe headed to a summer schedule? More news.

Recaps, reaction, quotes from Union loss in KC, more news

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Missed chances, blown calls, a late goal. US to host 2016 Copa America. More news.

Major League Soccer

A rundown of coaches the Dynamo could consider

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The no-vacancy light has been shut off. Let the coaching search in Houston begin.

The Houston Dynamo grabbed plenty of attention on Wednesday night by announcing that they had parted ways with head coach Owen Coyle, whose desire to be closer to his family in England was cited as the primary reason for the split.

Report: RBNY Fires Mike Petke

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Less than two months after his squad challenged the Revolution in the Eastern Conference Final, Mike Petke was fired as head coach of the New York Red Bulls, according to a report.

Metro.us reported that Petke was relieved of his duties on Tuesday after he met with the Red Bulls' newly-appointed sporting director Ali Curtis.

Red Bulls Notes: Red Bulls not contacted yet over Fraser; Looking to add CB depth; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Despite being a reported target for multiple head coaching positions this offseason, New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke doesn't believe that assistant coach Robin Fraser is leaving the club any time soon.

Both the Jamaican Football Federation and the Colorado Rapids are reportedly currently considering the Jamaican-American to be their next head coach (with Real Salt Lake also previously showing interest before choosing Jeff Cassar).

Chivas USA Clean House as Robin Fraser Fired

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Chivas USA finally made official what had long been expected as head coach Robin Fraser and several staff members were fired on Friday. Assistant coach Greg Vanney, technical director and head scout Simon Elliott and head athletic trainer Brian Lee [...]

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Fraser exits Chivas USA

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Chivas USA announced on Friday that coach Robin Fraser, his assistant Greg Vanney, and technical director Simon Elliott are no longer with the club. Fraser spent two seasons in charge of Chivas USA, finishing 8th and 9th in the Western Conference.

Major Changes Coming for Struggling Chivas USA

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When a team only scores 22 goals in 33 games and finishes last in the conference, changes are to be expected. The first major changes for Chivas USA came late Tuesday evening, and according to several reports, a head-coaching change [...]

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Chivas USA falls in Regular Season Home Finale

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Same old story for Chivas USA.

Playing its final home game of the 2012 season, the same mistakes that had plagued Chivas USA for about two months came back to haunt Chivas USA once again, namely its allowing its opponent to get in front early while missing an array of chances. The Colorado Rapids were the latest team to benefit from Chivas' misfortunes, as two first half goals were all they needed to coast to a 2-0 win over Chivas USA at the Home Depot Center.

Chivas USA suffers another heart-wrenching defeat to Seattle

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Seattle Sounders 2 Chivas USA 1 You get the feeling the soccer gods are punishing Chivas USA who are it seems watching the life drain out of another MLS season every time they step on the field. And you've got to feel too for coach Robin Fraser who conceded after

Friday Five: Questions, Thoughts Going Into The Weekend

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This is something I am thinking of either doing from time to time or even on a weekly basis. Just some random thoughts, questions going into the weekend for the state of MLS and US Soccer. With a FIFA date upon us, a lot of MLS players are out with their respective countries, while some MLS teams either have games (one league game and a few friendlies are on the menu this weekend) or others are off completely hoping to get back in the swing of things for the playoff push.

Chivas USA Owner Change Only The Beginning

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It's been a rough couple of years in LA for Chivas USA. (Getty Images)

The other night an email popped into my inbox from the league's front office communication team. It was a simple message about Chivas USA saying how Antonio and Lorenzo Cue, brothers who were co-owners of the team along with Jorge Vergara, are out.

The Midfield General

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Shalrie Joseph helped tilt the midfield battle on Wednesday. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

For 21 minutes, the New England Revolution played and looked like the team  Jay Heaps envisioned. New England pressed. It attacked. The ball moved quickly and players whipped in early crosses.

Defensive Lessons From Blowout Win? Jeff Parke Says Yes

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In Seattle's thrashing of Chivas USA the Sounders defense gave the Goats opportunities. On shots from within the 18 (MLS average ~20% conversion rate) Chivas converted only one of their sixteen attempts. Those attempts are somewhat evenly scattered throughout the match timeline. Things could have been different.

Loss to Seattle Shows Fallacy of Chivas Playoff Hopes

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Montero Hat Trick carries Sounders past Chivas

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Heading into a busy stretch of games that will see them travel to Trinidad and Tobago for a CONCACAF Champions League match against Caledonia on Thursday, followed by a road match at FC Dallas, the Seattle Sounders looked to make the most of Saturday's matchup against Chivas USA.

Mission Accomplished.

Galaxy spoil Joseph’s Chivas Debut with a 4-0 Rout

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Chivas USA had hoped the arrival of newly acquired holding midfielder Shalrie Joseph in time for Sunday's final installment of the Superclasico with the Los Angeles Galaxy for this season would help propel them back into the playoff race.

The Galaxy however had other ideas. Bolsters by two goals from Juninho, Robbie Keane's 10th of the season and the first by Omar Gonzalez, the Galaxy sans David Beckham, had their way with their in-stadium rivals once again, romping to a 4-0 win at the Home Depot Center.

Galaxy spoil Joseph’s Chivas Debut with 4-0 Rout

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Chivas USA had hoped the arrival of newly acquired holding midfielder Shalrie Joseph in time for Sunday's final installment of the Superclasico with the Los Angeles Galaxy for this season would help propel them back into the playoff race.

The Galaxy however had other ideas. Bolsters by two goals from Juninho, Robbie Keane's 10th of the season and the first by Omar Gonzalez, the Galaxy sans David Beckham, had their way with their in-stadium rivals once again, romping to a 4-0 win at the Home Depot Center.

Galaxy win Round 2 of Superclasico

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In the midst of a busy stretch that will get even more busier in the coming week, the Los Angeles Galaxy has simply one objective; get points.

Following a shootout win at Portland last Saturday followed by a two-goal rally against Vancouver for a draw on Wednesday, the Galaxy earned three more points in its biggest match to date, outlasting Chivas USA 3-1 in the second installment of the 2012 Honda Superclasico on Saturday night.

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Red Bulls hire Fraser as assistant coach

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By IVES GALARCEP

The New York Red Bulls head into the 2013 season with a head coach who has zero head coaching experience. That doesn't mean the team's coaching staff won't have at least some head coaching experience on it.

The Red Bulls have signed former Chivas USA head coach Robin Fraser to be the team's lead assistant coach, sources within the team told SBI on Tuesday.

BREAKING- Llamosa fired by Chivas USA

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By IVES GALARCEP

A week from today Chivas USA will have an important decision to make at the 2013 MLS Draft, with the club boasting the No. 2 overall pick in the draft.

The man who has spearheaded preparations for that selection, and has handled running the team's technical side since the firing of former head coach Robin Fraser, has now also been given his walking papers.

Sanchez Sola appointed head coach of Chivas USA

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Chivas USA were aiming for a head coach with a wealth of coaching experience and ties to Mexican soccer, and that is exactly what they have gotten with the appointment of Jose Luis Sanchez Sola.

Chivas USA announced Wednesday that they have named Sanchez Sola, also known as "El Chelis", their new head coach.

Chivas USA considering Ramirez for head coaching job

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By IVES GALARCEP

Chivas USA is still searching for a head coach after parting ways with Robin Fraser, and the recent dismissal of special advisor Johan Cruyff from Chivas Guadalajara has left a cloud of uncertainty about just who will handle the responsibility of finding a replacement for Fraser.

Chivas USA part ways with Fraser, Vanney

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The Robin Fraser era at Chivas USA is now over.

In a move that had been rumored since before the end of the regular season, the Goats have parted ways with head coach Robin Fraser and assistant coach Greg Vanney, sources told SBI on Friday. The club relieved Fraser and Vanney of their duties after Chivas USA finished the season in last place in the Western Conference.

Quote Sheet: Chivas USA at FC Dallas

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"We were looking at a couple players quite seriously, trying to make some decisions on contract options and I think those decisions might be a little bit clearer. That's one thing we learned." - Schellas Hyndman

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Timbers Tid Bits: Chivas Edition

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The CONCACAF Champions League got back under way last night with games for both Houston and Real Salt Lake. Seattle and Toronto are back in action tonight against Santos Laguna and Marathon, and LA will face Isidro Metapan tomorrow. Check out the games and root for our fellow MLS teams (or not), and enjoy today's news.

Quote Sheet: FC Dallas at Chivas USA

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"I think we were lucky to get a point. We had opportunities to put them away. And I think part of the Achilles' heel for Chivas is when they give up goals. When they give up a goal, they seem to give up more. For us, we just didn't have it today. I don't know if it's the long season, if it's the pressure, if it's the stress.

Network Shows

What The Flock – Episode 22 – Luis Bueno (mlssoccer.com), Angel Mendoza (ba1850.com)

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Columbus, DCU, RSL, no problem. Luis Bueno calls in to give us peace of mind regarding Robin Fraser's whereabouts and explains Riley's mysterious absence. BA1850 food drive this Saturday. No manches.

CSRN welcomes What The Flock to CSRN – Chivas USA are close to CSRN’s heart join Elac & Glyconerd each week for all things GOATS!

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ELAC and Glyconerd bring you What The Flock Episode 18 Luis Bueno (mlssoccer.com), fan reactions

After the 6-2 defeat at home to Seattle Sounders ELAC and a knife wheedling Glyconerd try to make sense of Robin Fraser's tactics, Luis Bueno joins to pull us back from the brink, and super fan Ty calls in to give us his perspective on Robin Fraser.

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Vergara fires Chivas USA GM Domene

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Chivas USA owner Jorge Vergara has not wasted any time in making changes with his new-found total control of the team.

A day after the Chivas USA and Chivas de Guadalajara owner purchased the other 50 percent of the club from Antonio Cue to assume complete ownership of the club, Vergara fired general manager Jose Domene, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday.

Chivas USA Gets Torched in Shalrie’s Debut

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Former Revolution captain Shalrie Joseph (far left, second row) debuted for Chivas USA on Sunday. (Photo: cdchivasusa.com)

For the newest member of the Rojiblancos, Sunday didn't sure bring the warmest of welcomes.

In his Chivas USA debut, former Revolution skipper Shalrie Joseph went the full 90, but couldn't steer his new teammates from crashing into a 4-0 SuperClasico defeat to the Galaxy.

Whitecaps pick up ninth shutout, Chivas' struggles at home continue

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By KAYLA KNAPP

CARSON, Calif.-- After a solid win at Colorado on Wednesday, the Vancouver Whitecaps were looking continue their road trip success. Chivas USA, back from their two week break in MLS action, came into Saturday night's match at the Home Depot Center trying to pick up their third win at home this season.

Correa’s brace gives Chivas USA another late-game US Open Cup win

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By KAYLA KNAPP

FULLERTON, Calif.—When Mauricio Salles scored the equalizer in the 89th minute, it seemed that Chivas USA and the Charlotte Eagles were destined for extra time at Titan Stadium on Saturday night.

But five minutes later, in stoppage time, Jose Correa scored his second goal of the night off a free kick from Laurent Courtois, giving the Rojiblancos a 2-1 lead, and the eventual victory in U.

Quote Sheet: Chivas USA at FC Dallas

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"I thought the first half was a difficult half for us. Being in a 4-4-2, we thought we would be lucky playing Chivas with two center backs. I thought we would attack, with Jackson and [Fabian] Castillo, and get some services in. I thought we did get some services in, but we didn't have any body involved.

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Summer Transfers 2012: Shalrie's Gone, Now What?

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Most of us are still smarting after this morning's news of the Shalrie Joseph trade broke. The New England Revolution will never be the same, and whether you agree with the trade or not, you can't say it doesn't send shockwaves through this community.

That said, the world is not going to end.

Chivas USA: The Most Boring Team in MLS

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I can imagine the scene at the Home Depot Center tomorrow. Thousands of children, their hands sticky from cotton candy and soft drinks, screaming, blowing vuvuzelas, playing with handheld gaming devices, shooting spitballs at each other (at least, that's what I remember doing when I was a kid, minus the vuvuzelas) -- pretty much doing anything but watching the game on the pitch.

The Rest

Report: Sousa denied work permit, Fraser being lined up as RBNY assistant

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By IVES GALARCEP

The New York Red Bulls head coaching search took some serious twists and turns in recent weeks, and for a time it was unclear just what circumstances led to the sudden hiring of Mike Petke has Red Bulls head coach.

Now we have a clearer picture of what went wrong after the New York Post reported on Friday that leading candidate Paulo Sousa had his application for a work permit rejected after agreeing to take the Red Bulls head coaching job.

National Soccer Hall of Fame reveals 2013 candidate class

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Taylor Twellman, Jason Kreis, Ben Olsen, and Chris Armas are among the 22 candidates for the 2013 National Soccer Hall of Fame.

U.S. Soccer released the 2013 player ballot on Friday afternoon for this year's Hall of Fame class, and it also includes Robin Fraser, Tony Sanneh, John O'Brien and Joe-Max Moore.