Man in the middle: New Chivas USA midfield general Shalrie Joseph was already directing traffic at his first practice with his new club since being traded by the New England Revolution. Chivas USA midfielder Blair Gavin, a draft pick and cash went in the other direction (Photo courtesy Olivia Cervantes/Chivas USA).
The trade for Shalrie Joseph certainly has made this weekend’s game against the Galaxy an even more competitive affair.
Chivas USA have a stagnant offense, the Galaxy a sieve-like defense and Joseph is expected to have a major effect on both, a topic explored in this week’s column.
Wonder if he will get a few minutes on the field today when Chivas USA reserves play their Galaxy counterparts at 11 a.m. on Field 4 at Home Depot Center?