How deep is Chivas USA? The team they sent out against New York today, the first-half team anyway, was a decent one. And that team wasn't full strength. Not by a long shot. All you have to do is compare teams to see how good this club can be.
Tuesday's first-half squad: Brad Guzan; Jorge Flores, Claudio Suarez, Jim Curtin, Alex Zotinca; John Cunliffe, Jesse Marsch, Marko Murlin, Sacha Kljestan; Ante Razov, Atiba Harris.
The players who were not available for the game: (okay, no decent goalie to call in but...) Sam Reynolds; Jonathan Bornstein, Shavar Thomas, Bobby Burling, Lawson Vaughn; Francisco Mendoza, Paulo Nagamura, Raphael Wicky, Anthony Hamilton; Alecko Eskandarian, Maykel Galindo.
There is some notable dropoff in a few positions but this team has close to an embarrassment of riches.
Shavar Thomas, by the way, is stuck in Jamaica. He's trying to get a visa to get his way back into the United States.