Goal.com's initial report that the Vasquez would take the helm at Chivas USA has been confirmed by several sources, including the club.
The Mexican born manager will become the fifth head man in the club's short tenure in Major League Soccer, but holds the distinction as the first full-time manager with Mexican roots.
Vasquez recently spent time on the bench with Jurgen Klinsmann in Germany, but returned to the USA after Klinsmann was let go by Bayern Munich.
The 45-year-old Vasquez should have a good understanding of both the American game and the Mexican game having spent time with both national teams and in both leagues as a player.
Former L.A. Galaxy G.M. Alexi told Soccer America that just having a manger who speaks fluent English and Spanish should be a plus for the club going forward.
"This brings them closer to what they came into the market as, and maybe off the field they had to go through this process," Lalas said. "But it doesn't matter what language you speak if you don't have a successful and entertaining team."
Vasquez replaces Preki who posted the highest marks as manager in club history with a .561 winning percentage, but was reportedly on the outs with club management all season.
Preki has taken the helm in Toronto, and with Vasquez taking the job at Chivas USA only three coaching position in MLS remain unfilled with New York, Chicago, and D.C. United all still searching for a new boss.
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