Or covering their backsides?
Chivas USA traded for Zach Thornton from the New York Red Bulls.
Dan Kennedy will likely start in goal but with Lance Parker the number two option, the experience level in goal was pretty limited. Thornton certainly gives the club some experience, a wealth of it. The deal was for future considerations, so there isn't much to lose on that end.
We'll see what Kennedy can do in Chicago on Saturday. Thus far, he hasn't been the steadiest goalkeeper as he lost games to RSL and New England but was in goal against Santos when Chivas USA won 1-0.