12 responses

  1. Josh D
    March 11, 2013

    Thanks Dallas. Now Chivas USA can point to that win and say, “See, our idea can work.”

    The under 7,000 crowd was pathetic. I hope that’s addressed by their marketing and front office soon. There’s no way they can survive as a club without a decent crowd.

    • JAY NT
      March 11, 2013

      there will be more…

      • RK
        March 11, 2013

        More moving trucks?

      • AzTeXan
        March 11, 2013

        San Diego? Zolos USA? I’m sure San Diegons can muster more than 10K fans a game.

    • Old School
      March 11, 2013

      “There’s no way they can survive as a club without a decent crowd.”

      Sure they can. That’s why the Galaxy can’t spend what they make and are restricted by the salary cap/revenue sharing.

      Parity ensures these type of clubs will continue to exists…despite the fact that they shouldn’t.

      • Josh D
        March 11, 2013

        I know there’s parity in MLS, but no way will the owners stand for a club only pulling a couple of thousand a game. They will force Garber’s hand about Chivas and sell the franchise off.

        The only ones who’ll be disappointed are LA who at least make money from renting the facility to them.

      • Old School
        March 11, 2013

        I’m far from an economics expert and won’t proclaim to be the all knowing person this.

        However, with nearly every capacity of the league sharing revenue from sponsorships, to transfer fees to attendance, does any team actually take a loss at the end of the season?

        I thought the league safe guarded this from being an issue, even if your club is only drawing 7,000.

      • Brian
        March 11, 2013

        I’m not expert either, but I’m pretty sure that even with revenue sharing and salary caps, the economics can’t be great. But I don’t think it’s the economics that will force Garber to act. I think it is the overall situation

        Does Garber really want an MLS team positioned as a ‘farm team’ for a Lige MX team? That doesn’t exactly put MLS on equal footing. I think Garber likes the idea of a team garnering support of the large Hispanic/Latino population in SoCal but he is (so far) missing the fact that having the team so closely alligned a particular Mexican team alienates all the other Hispanics who support other Mexican teams. Once Garber realizes this, he will take action.

      • Old School
        March 11, 2013

        Yea, that’s a whole other can of worms and I tend to agree with most of your points.

  2. The Imperative Voice
    March 11, 2013

    I don’t understand Dallas playing with 1 forward from among Cooper, Hassli, Perez, and Castillo. I thought when they traded for Cooper and Hassli they were addressing a need area from last year — when they seemed able to create chances but not finish — and staffing themselves up at a high level. But it doesn’t do much good if you only play one at a time.

  3. Brian
    March 11, 2013

    I caught the last 8mins or so of this game on Univision. I’m not saying the attendance was great (because it does suck) but it didn’t look as bad as I was expecting. As for the game, it was a pretty exciting back and forth.

  4. JFK
    March 11, 2013

    Chivas USA has some interesting attacking game, however, in defense the team looks horrible. Their best defender by far (Steve Purdy) has not even been considered for bench in the 1st two matches. The Athleticism of MLS is too much for Older guys like Juaquin Velazquez in the back line.

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