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Chivas USA boss Fraser expects ex-teammate Soehn to straighten out Whitecaps

Robin Fraser is expecting the Vancouver Whitecaps to come out firing in Wednesday's clash with his Chivas USA.

The Goats boss is well aware that new Whitecaps coach Tom Soehn, who replaced the fired Teitur Thordarson this week, will have the Vancouver side up and about at The Home Depot Center in their midweek meeting.

"I played with Tommy for many years and he's a blue-collar kind of guy," Fraser said of his fellow former Colorado Foxes defender.

"I know his mentality and what he brings to a team - extremely blue collar, extremely hard working, never say die and fight to the very, very end.

"There's either a breath of fresh air or the thought that now I have to fight for my position again," he said. "Either way, I think they're going to be very motivated."

And Soehn said he was looking forward to slowly implementing his own changes on the squad but confirmed that he would take his time in doing so.

"It's good to be with the guys and move forward," he said. "There's changes to be made but I don't want to overwhelm them too much.

"I want to focus on the simple things of being compact and organized and hard to play against."

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