5 Bold Predictions for Chivas USA’s 2014 MLS Season
5 Bold Predictions For Chivas USA
Coming off a disappointing 2013 season that was followed by a quiet offseason, Chivas USA won’t enter the upcoming 2014 with lofty expectations to turn things around anytime soon.
After finishing in last place of the Western Conference in the past two years, it was clear that Chivas USA needed to shake things up this offseason. The team changed part of the coaching staff and signed few players in an effort to boost the team’s morale, but it’s safe to say that the immediate future of the team doesn't look bright. In fact, it would be quite shocking to see them not finishing at the bottom of the West standings for the third straight year.
The season hasn't even started yet and things could easily change but Chivas doesn't look like a tough team capable of beating any team in their conference. Now that the regular season is getting closer and closer, these are five bold predictions for what the Goats will do in the upcoming MLS campaign.
5. Alfredo Bautista Will Fail To Make An Impact
Chivas USA needed to strengthen their attack and while they added an experienced player like Alfredo Bautista, he will struggle to make an impact. The former Mexican international is several years past his prime, and he doesn't have the quality or the pace to thrive in an improving league like MLS.
4. Team Will Finish Last In The West Once Again
Chivas USA finished in last place in the conference in the last two seasons, and haven't finished above eighth place in four straight campaigns. The 2014 team is equally bad as the one last year, so a last-place finish seems quite realistic.
3. Their Rival Will Dominate Them With Ease
Chivas USA has a tough rival in Los Angeles Galaxy, and it’s safe to say that the former team of David Beckham will top Chivas with ease this year.
2. The Argentinean Duo Will Shine
The midfield is the strongest area of the team and two Argentinean players are expected to carry a heavy load. Mauro Rosales and Agustin Pelletieri are two experienced players who have enough quality and talent to carry the team, and they will be the lone bright spots in a long year for the franchise.
1. Wilmer Cabrera Won't Last The Whole Season
Chivas USA have had four different head coaches since 2010 and that’s a trend that won't stop this year. Wilmer Cabrera has a poor roster at his disposal. He will struggle to get results early on the season and due to his inability to improve the team, he won’t be the head coach of the Californian side once the season is over.