Weekly Soccer Column: Chivas USA Coach Chelis Ready to Conduct MLS Campaign

The Galaxy train quietly and privately on one side of the Home Depot Center stadium, their every move hidden behind a screened fence, a legacy of the David Beckham era.

With music blaring Chivas USA practices on the other side of the stadium on a sunken pitch that affords the fans they encourage to attend training (currently scheduled for 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays) a perfect view of proceedings .

Two different clubs, two distinct cultures.

And in this week’s column I explore how the unconventional ideas of new Chivas USA coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola — who led the club to its first preseason victory in a scrimmage against a college team over the weekend — will fit within MLS and American soccer. Read the column here and let us know what you think in the comments section below.


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