Major League Soccer isn’t just losing players to Europe.
Former Chivas USA assistant coach Martin Vasquez is leaving the Goats to join Juergen Klinsmann’s staff at Bayern Munich.
Yes, from Chivas USA to second assistant at Bayern Munich. Not a bad career move.
A Mexican-born, USA-raised product of
UCLA Cal-State Los Angeles, Vasquez made seven appearances with the U.S. national team and played in MLS with the Tampa Bay Mutiny and San Jose Clash. Vasquez, 44, joined the Los Angeles Galaxy coaching staff under Sigi Schmid in 2004 before joining Chivas USA in 2005.
The move is made even more interesting by the word that Vasquez was already set to be re-assigned by Chivas USA and removed from the team’s coaching staff. in fact, the entire Chivas USA coaching staff is due for a makeover, with head coach Preki the lone holdover.
First assistant Zoran Savic has left the club and returned to Kansas City. Goalkeeper coach Zak Abdel has joined Bob Bradley with the U.S. national team. Vasquez was already on the way out and found the mother of all rebound jobs with Bayern. Galileo Perkovich, who was let go by the Colorado Rapids, has replaced Abdel as goalkeeper coach.
Who will replace Vasquez and Savic on Preki’s staff? That’s a good question to ask two months before the start of the season.
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