A season in which Chivas USA never won two games in a row comes to a merciful conclusion tonight in what will likely be a gloomy, damp evening at Home Depot Center against the Chicago Fire (8 p.m. Fox Soccer Channel).
While the weather will evoke the horrors of this and Chivas USA’s season, MLS will bid farewell to Fire striker Brian McBride and Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein of Los Alamitos.
Lost in the two departures is the retirement of dependable Chicago defender C.J. Brown, 35, a Fire fixture since 1998 and the last remaining player from the club’s inaugural year in the league. He was MLS Defender of the Year in 2006 and won 15 caps with the U.S. national team.
Chivas USA will end its season with a defense looking even more unsteady (if that’s possible) since central defender Dario Delgado is out with a broken foot and both Yamith Cuesta and Michael Umana were hurt in Wednesday’s loss to San Jose.
Alan Gordon returns from a two-game suspension, however.