CARSON, CA - MAY 04: Head coach Robin Fraser of Chivas USA yells to his players on the field during the MLS match agaisnt the Chicago Fire at The Home Depot Center on May 4, 2012 in Carson, California. The Fire defeated Chivas USA 2-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Tonight, Chivas USA will host the Montreal Impact at The Home Depot Center trying to reverse their home fortunes against MLS' newest club.
Tonight, Chivas USA will host the Montreal Impact at The Home Depot Center trying to reverse their home fortunes against MLS' newest club. Chivas saw a four game unbeaten streak end on Saturday at The Home Depot Center with a 0-3 loss to Real Salt Lake. Montreal opened their new stadium, Stade Saputo, with a 4-1 win on Saturday over Seattle Sounders and now have a quick road turnaround.
For Impact coach Jesse Marsch, it's a return to the club where he was captain during a four year span from 2006-09 capping a 14 year MLS career. His California adventure saw the former midfielder tally eight goals and 24 assists in his time with the goats.
On Saturday, Chivas lost for the sixth time in eight games at home (with one draw) this season with a 0-3 loss to Real Salt Lake. Chivas' sole home win came against stadium mates LA Galaxy in the local derby match. The 1-6-1 home start is Chivas' worst in club history, the previous worst being the inaugural year where Chivas went 1-5-2 to begin 2005.
"I think we have something to prove to ourselves," said Chivas coach Robin Fraser. "We had a decent run and at times...it was good. But the execution wasn't good enough and certainly that is a thing that we as a group have to get back to sooner rather than later."
For Montreal, they're running high after winning their first match in the newly renovated Stade Saputo against Seattle Sounders. This new stadium is one of eight soccer specific stadia to come to the league since 2007. In MLS history, teams are 8-2-4 in such christening matches.