Chivas USA releases Head Coach Martín Vásquez from contract

Chivas USA to begin search for new head coach immediately

USA announced on Wednesday that it has released Head Coach Martín
Vásquez from his contract effective immediately. Vásquez had been
Chivas USA’s head coach for one season, in which the team had an 8-18-4
record in MLS play. Chivas USA will now begin a search for a new head

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.”

was named head coach of Chivas USA on December 2, 2009, having
previously served as an assistant coach at the club from 2005-2007. In
2008-09, Vásquez was an assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann at Bayern Munich
in Germany. In his one year in charge of Chivas USA, the team finished
with an 8-18-4 record in MLS, and advanced to the U.S. Open Cup

USA will begin its search for a new Head Coach immediately as the team
starts preparations for the 2011 MLS season. For an interview with Vice President of Soccer Operations Stephen
Hamilton, please click here