Well, why wait until Monday? Antonio Cue knows very well who Chivas USA's new GM/CEO is going to be. He's just waiting to announce it officially. Let me tell everyone that Cue was pretty excited about this new guy, and he specified this is someone who knows the league. I'm throwing out my top candidates.
1. Peter Wilt: The heart and soul of the Chicago Fire's early success, great with fans, a true soccer brain and just an overall quality person. Would come highly recommended by Bob Bradley, who still has Cue's ear on many matters.
On the other hand, Wilt is apparently a big part of the push for an MLS team in Milwaukee, and has, according to Luis Arroyave, already denied that he has accepted the Chivas USA job.
2. Jurgen Klinsmann: Nothing would rankle many Galaxy fans more - and Cue would love that. Plus, Klinsmann's curiosity for new challenges might find this post appealing. He's been spotted around the Home Depot Center lately. Everyone assumed it was for the Galaxy job, but perhaps not.
3. Jorge Campos: The Galaxy's first-ever signing has been retained by Chivas USA in a scouting capacity for some time. He would bring major name recognition, and be proof that Chivas USA is still committed to offering opportunities to Hispanics at all levels of the organization.
4. Fabio Capello: Ok, he knows nothing about MLS, so that probably eliminates him as an option, but Cue was talking about a big move.
5. Steve Pastorino: Knows the league very well, but definitely doesn't qualify on the big move scale.
6. Doug Logan: Knows MLS, since he was once comissioner. Is he doing anything else terribly important at the moment? I think not. He speaks Spanish, as well.
7. John O'Brien: That's what he's been up to all this time - business classes in preparation. Those ten minutes on the field also qualify as MLS experience.
8. Tab Ramos: It's not as if Alexi Lalas was really qualified when he started managing in the league, either.
9. Ramon Ramirez: Chivas USA's first signing still has name recognition value and some league experience. More rehab experience, really.
10. Eric Wynalda: Bored at ESPN and tired of his playing comeback with the Bakersfield Brigade, Eric decides it's time to show Bruce Arena that he really does know how to better run an MLS team.
Anyone else got any other ideas?