Martin Vasquez took over as Chivas USA head coach expected to build on a tradition the team had for being a regular playoff participant under former coach Preki.
Vasquez fell well short of that, and on Wednesday he paid for that with his job.
Chivas USA parted ways with Vasquez on Wednesday, releasing him from his contract and leaving the former U.S. national team and Mexican national teamer with an 8-18-4 record in charge of the RojiBlancos.
A former assistant of Juergen Klinsmann at Bayern Munich, Vasquez struggled to steer Chivas USA through the brutal waters of the Western Conference and many believed he simply wasn't ready to be a head coach.
Who will replace him? A few familiar names should head the short list.
Look no further than former U.S. head coach Steve Sampson to be a leading candidate. There will be other names to be considered, including U.S. national team assistant and former Chivas USA midfielder Jesse Marsch, but Sampson should be considered the frontrunner. Sources told SBI last year that Sampson was narrowly beaten out by Vasquez for the position when Chivas USA chose to hire Vasquez.
What do you think of this development? Surprised Vasquez only got one year? Who would you like to see take over? Share your thoughts below.