Chivas USA Coach Vasquez Joins Klinnsmann & More

He’s soft-spoken. Unassuming. Mexican-American. The perfect No. 2 for Jurgen Klinsmann at Bayern Munich.

From the Chivas USA press release:

Martn Vsquez has been a member of Chivas USA since the very beginning, and I would like to thank him for his service to our club. He will be sorely missed, said Chivas USA Head Coach Preki. Our search for an assistant who can capably fill Martns shoes has begun in earnest, and we look forward to making an announcement in the coming weeks.

Working with Chivas USA since its first season in 2005 has been a valuable learning experience and a tremendous source of pride for me. I would like to thank Chivas USAs players, coaching staff, and all my colleagues and friends in the organization for the chance to work with this special club during the past three years, said Vsquez. Although I look forward to working with Jrgen Klinsmann at an important institution such as Bayern Munich, out of respect for Bayerns current manager Ottmar Hitzfeld, I shall refrain from making further public statements until officially assuming my new post in July.

July? Nice vacation.

Oh, and The Washington Post’s Steven Goff tells us what’s going on in our own backyard. Barbados may be one of the few nations that don’t have So. Cal contingents outnumbering U.S. fans.

Finally, the Pan-Pacific Championship press folks generate a generally vapid weekly report that this week included this exchange with Galaxy forward Carlos Ruiz: Q:

In Dallas you were the marquee star and the go-to person on the team, but obviously on the Galaxy there are several stars like Beckham and Landon Donovan. Does this change the way you will approach your role with LA?

A: We know what kind of stars, what kind of players we have on our team. My job is to come here, play well and try to score goals. Im not trying to be a star. Im trying to be a good player on the field and a good teammate outside of the field.

No nightclubbing then?

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