A tough 2012 season for Los Angeles' second MLS team has brought about more changes on the field and the bench. Are they finally headed in the right direction?
As evidenced by their list of player additions and subtractions this season, change is the only constant for Chivas USA.
Jose Luis Sanchez Sola has replaced Robin Fraser and brings a new hope to L.A.'s other MLS franchise.
With a new man at the helm, last year's last place Western Conference team is starting over and this time without Juan Pablo Angel and Alejandro Moreno to provide offence.
Striker Juan Agudelo will have to fill the void and by extension the net if Chivas USA is going to make any noise this season.
Lofty expectations will also be placed on the shoulders of Carlos Alvarez, who was selected second in the SuperDraft, they are hoping he is the foundation of a long term build and can finally bring some stability to the squad.
Chivas USA has finished bottom or second-last in the table in each of the last three seasons, they will have to play above their skills to avoid that fate again in 2013.