Humiliated Chivas USA crawls to MLS Finish Line Seeking Merciful End to Season of Futility

Chivas USA 0 Real Salt Lake 4

No, I did not watch this shower in person, opting for the televised Whitcaps-Sounders game in hopes Vancouver would win and put Chivas USA and the rest of us out ouf our misery as the Goats hole keeps getting larger the more the team digs.

Alas, as Staff Writer Phil Collin popints out, while that hasn’t officially happened yet it’s just a matter of time after the latest same-old, same-old outing as noted in his game story.

Here’s the Real Salt Lake perspective from our sister paper The Salt Lake Tribune.

As that story points out, Chivas USA appear to be going backwards, not forwards, as the season draws to a close (now almost 500 minutes without a goal and a defense giving up goals quicker than Bill Gates is donating his fortune).

Coach Robin Fraser knows change is in the air:

“Without a doubt you don’t have a season like this and go without changes, no question. You certainly evaluate everything, determine where you can make your changes. Given all the restrictions and rules that are in the league it’s not as easy as just going out and making changes, but certainly coming off a season like this changes have to be made.

“I’m not naive. It’s a results-oriented business. If you want to get results then … I’m sure everything will be evaluated including the coaching staff, the players. I’ve been around this profession a long time and I do understand that results are key. Certainly there
is a process that goes to rebuilding a team and we’ve all known all along that results are a part of it.

“There were critical moments throughout the season where if plays had been different, perhaps we’re having a different conversation. Too often we’ve found ways to make critical mistakes at very pivotal points of games.”

And if I hear Fraser say that last paragraph one more time this season….

Perhaps that will come Wednesday against the Whitecaps in Vancouver.

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