Chivas USA hires former Galaxy defender Fraser as coach

Robin Fraser will be introduced to the media at a noon Wednesday press conference.

He has spent the last four years as an assistant coach at Real Salt Lake and is freqently mentioned in connection with MLS head coaching vacancies.

Fraser, 44, takes the club’s reins immediately ahead of the Jan. 13 MLS SuperDraft.

From the Chivas USA press release:

Fraser has become one of the most widely respected Assistant Coaches in Major League Soccer due to his work in four seasons with Real Salt Lake under Head Coach Jason Kreis. Since he joined RSL in 2007, the club has won an MLS Cup (in 2009) and has set a record for most consecutive home matches without a loss, currently at 25 league games and 33 matches in all competitions. Fraser, who earned his USSF ‘A’ Coaching License in 1993, also served as the Director of Coaching for youth club Arizona Futbol Club for two years and the head coach of the RSL Arizona Under-17 team following his retirement from Major League Soccer.

In 10 MLS seasons as a player, Fraser established himself as one of the league’s top defenders, earning two MLS Defender of the Year awards in 1999 and 2004, as well as earning five appearances on the MLS All-Star Team and MLS Best XI (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004).

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