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Ex-Chivas USA coaches file racial discrimination suit

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Jorge Villafana #19 of Chivas USA paces the ball on the attack a Zack Loyd #17 of FC Dallas in the second half during the MLS match at The Home Depot Center on October 7, 2012 in Carson, California. FC Dallas and Chivas USA played to a 1-1 draw.
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Jorge Villafana #19 of Chivas USA paces the ball on the attack a Zack Loyd #17 of FC Dallas in the second half during the MLS match at The Home Depot Center on October 7, 2012 in Carson, California. FC Dallas and Chivas USA played to a 1-1 draw.

A pair of former academy soccer coaches for the Major League Soccer club Chivas USA, Daniel Calichman and Theothoros Chronopoulos, have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the team, claiming they were fired because they are not Latino and don't speak Spanish.

It usually means things aren't going well for a team when it has a mediocre record, their fan turnout drops off, they've fired their manager, and they're being sued for racial discrimination. That's the current state of affairs for Chivas USA, a Major League Soccer club based here in Los Angeles.

A pair of former academy soccer coaches for Chivas USA, Daniel Calichman and Theothoros Chronopoulos, have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the team, claiming they were fired because they are not Latino and don't speak Spanish.  

Nick Green, soccer blogger and columnist for the L.A Newspaper Group, joins the show to explain. 

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