Chivas USA announced head coach Martín Vasquez has been released from his contract after just one season in charge at the Home Depot Center.
In Vasquez's one season at the helm, the Goats went 8-18-4- good for last place in the Western Conference, and snapping a run of four consecutive seasons making the playoffs.
“This was a difficult decision for our organization to make,” said Chivas USA Vice President of Soccer Operations Stephen Hamilton. “Everyone at Chivas USA has a great deal of respect for Martín, both as a person and a coach. Unfortunately, after this difficult season came to a close, we decided to move in a different direction. We all wish Martín the very best in the future.”
Vasquez was in charge for less than a calendar year, as he was hired on December 2, 2009. He assumed the position from former coach Preki, who was let go after three seasons.
Former U.S. head coach Steve Sampson has already been mentioned as a leading candidate to succeed Vasquez.
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