Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Matkovich leaves Chivas USA

Chivas USA assistant coach Mike Matkovich as left his post and will take over as the United States Under-18 national team coach. Matkovich spent one year with Chivas USA before moving on to the national team program.

"While we are sorry to see him go, we know the U.S. Under-18 head coaching position represents a great opportunity for Mike and we wish him the best of luck,” said Chivas USA Vice President of Soccer Stephen Hamilton said in a statement. “We will now begin the process of searching for a replacement to be named to Preki’s technical staff in the weeks ahead."

Uh... begin? Didn't that process begin several days ago?

When Luis Manuel Diaz was tabbed as Chivas USA assistant coach by Jorge Vergara on Monday, I initially wondered if the club was going to have to get rid of an assistant. I guess I won't have to wonder any longer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh my, could this be a reaction to Vergara or simple a too good to pass up opportunity that came at the right time?