A Chivas USA official contacted me to voice dissatisfaction with my espn.com preview of the team. He objected to my writing that the team had brought in one key forward, noting the team had also signed Atiba Harris.
This I knew. I also knew that Harris scored exactly zero goals last season. I was focusing the preview on who I thought could contribute to the squad. I'm not terribly optimistic about Eskandarian regaining his form, but unlike Harris, he has scored many goals in the past. Eskandarian struggled last season, scoring twice, with three assists. Harris, though, had only one assist in 21 games of action. (Harris has now been added to the preview.)
Another bone of contention for this Chivas USA employee was my point that Razov and Galindo did not combine well last season. Actually, it's Chivas USA coach Preki that backs me up on this one. Repeatedly in interviews last year, he'd give credit to his two forwards for playing well, but then add that he believed they could work much better together. He told me specifically that they should be getting more assists from each other.
For the record, according to the team staffer, Razov and Galindo did assist each other on seven of Chivas USA's goals last season. Harris, the staffer notes, has scored for the team in their preseason action.
See, that's where perspectives differ. I just don't see Harris as a reliable goalscorer. I still think Razov and Galindo need to improve their partnership.
No matter who thinks what, though, time and the actual games during the season will tell the tale of whose perspective was more valid.