Report: Chivas USA to hire Fraser

Report: Chivas USA to hire Fraser

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Report: Chivas USA to hire Fraser

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With the Major League Soccer Combine and SuperDraft just days away and the start of the 2011 preseason following shortly, it appears as if another team has filled its coaching vacancy.

According to ESPN Deportes, Chivas USA will hire Real Salt Lake assistant coach Robin Fraser to be its next head coach.

Fraser, 44, has been an assistant at RSL since 2007, and the head coaching job will be his first. He was a stout defender in his playing days and passed his knowledge onto an RSL defense that was the stingiest in the league in 2010. Fraser has been widely regarded as one of the top assistants in the league with a definite future as a head coach, and all signs point to that future being with Chivas USA.

Chivas USA had been interested in former New York and Chicago head coach Juan Carlos Osorio, but Osorio ultimately decided to stay with Colombian champion Once Caldas, choosing to lead the club in Copa Libertadores.

With the pending hirings of Fraser at Chivas and Aron Winter at Toronto FC, there are no more head coaching vacancies among the 18 teams in MLS.

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