This offseason, Chivas USA began widespread roster moves, offloading many of its non-Latino players while all of its signings were Latino.
Chivas defended the policy saying that the club was trying to return to its roots and a Mexican style of play. Chivas USA manager José Luis Sanchéz Soláeven, "Chelis," went so far as to accuse the media of being racist for implying that the team had taken on a Latino-only policy.
However, the folly of Chivas’ ways was fully exposed this weekend as they were both roundly defeated at home, losing to the Columbus Crew 3-0, and it became apparent how much they have alienated their fanbase.
The home crowd was officially announced as 7,000 fans. That number on its own is bad enough to be an all-time low for an MLS home opener, but even worse was the fact that it was obvious from the television cameras that that number was highly inflated.
If Chivas continues down this path, the league may need to seriously think about stepping in.