Thursday, March 27, 2008

Next step

My Chivas USA season preview for MLSnet.com is up. It's actually divided into two stories. For the main story I talked to some of the guys about what the goals were for this season and how they felt their squad measured up. The other one is more of the club's framework, with the projected starting lineup and more of the statistical stuff.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

i'm not sure how many games they could win with a 3-4-2 formation but i assume the other starting defender could be Thomas?

RHdigitalYS said...
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RHdigitalYS said...

Thomas is in there, looks like the formatting was messed up.

On Galindo and Razov; I think the only thing holding back Chivas this year is the formation of a real strike partnership. Both of them scored lots of goals last year and looked dangerous for most of the season but not as a combined attack (or on assists to each other). If they can find a way to utilize each others talents effectively Chivas is going to be very very dangerous.

just another one of you said...

LB, I've got a question for you. In one of your previous posts you mentioned that the Rapids have the best midfield in your opinion, and conventional wisdom is that the Dynamo have the best midfield. I want to know what you think is missing from Chivas' group to be considered the best? Is it depth or just that they aren't as well known?

L.B. said...

I think it's that they aren't a well-known commodity as a whole. They had a good year last year but it took a while for players like Sacha Kljestan and Francisco Mendoza to really produce. They obviously don't have a guy like Christian Gomez or Dwayne De Rosario on the squad so that also makes people underrate them. They have a very strong midfield and Raphael Wicky will be a great addition to that part of the team so I think if people don't think too much of them they'll be mistaken.