MLS Commissioner Garber explains buying back Chivas USA

MLS Commissioner Don Garber has discussed the buying back of Chivas USA this week. Garber feels poor decisions were initially made between Chivas USA and the owners of Chivas de Guadalajara.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber has discussed the buying back of Chivas USA this week.

Garber feels poor decisions were initially made between Chivas USA and the owners of Chivas de Guadalajara.

"There were a wide variety of decisions made both by the league and by ownership that just weren’t right,” the commissioner said. “That was 10 years ago. If we were to do it again, and we launched this exactly as the way it was intended, who knows if in today’s environment, whether it would have been more successful.

"What do you really need to do to turn this around?.

“Is the brand right? If it’s not right it needs to be changed. If it needs to be changed, how does that fit with what your originally plan was with extending the Guadalajara brand?

"Number two: We need a soccer stadium that will take massive amounts of capital? Is that what you want to do with your money today? Or are there things that you and your family want to do philanthropically to build Chivas de Guadalajara?

“The last aspect of it was it would require them to double or triple down with their own personal time. ... It was just not something they were capable of doing.”

 
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