Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ya lo ves

It was crowded in the room where the announcement of Preki as head coach of Chivas USA was held. It was also a little tense. Many of the Spanish press present were asking, as tactfully as possible - considering Preki was right there, if a Mexican, or more generally, a Spanish-speaking coach would not have been a better fit for the squad. I think owner Antonio Cue really learned his lesson about going with someone who has experience with MLS and knows the league well. Still, the question will be asked of any coach of Chivas USA for a long time - and there is some validity to the fact that there is only one Hispanic coach in the league (Fernando Clavijo) and if a Mexican-owned team like Chivas USA isn't going to extend a helping hand, who will?

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