Chivas USA captain Jesse Marsch has warned other teams to expect a more physical battle from his team this season. Speaking to his team's official website, Marsch said: "Other teams try to bring the match to us in a physical manner because they know that's not necessarily our strength, but we've been discussing it and dealing with it in the preseason."

Known as one of quickest teams last season, Chivas USA are also looking to out play stalling tactics.

"People will always try to limit our space and our time on the ball," said Marsch, "because they know that we have good passers and good shooters."

Chivas USA face Colorado Rapids on March 21st in Los Angeles for their 2009 season opener.