Chivas USA announced what everybody was expecting on Tuesday, hiring Real Salt Lake assistant coach Robin Fraser as its new head coach.
The Goats want the 44-year-old Fraser to return the team to the Major League Soccer playoffs. They missed the postseason last year for the first time since 2005, finishing last in the MLS Western Conference with an 8-14-4 record that cost coach Martin Vasquez is job after just one year.
It's the first head coaching job for Fraser, one of the best defenders in league history who helped coach Jason Kreis build RSL into one of the most respected teams in the league over the last 3 1/2 years. Fraser was widely regarded as one of the top assistants in the league, who helped RSL's Nat Borchers and Jamison Olave blossom into MLS Best XI stars.