January 04, 2011

Chivas USA announced Tuesday that Robin Fraser, an assistant coach the past four seasons with Real Salt Lake, has been named as the club's new head coach. Fraser, 44, takes charge immediately and will work with the rest of the club's technical staff to prepare for the MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 13.

Chivas USA will present Fraser to media at a press conference on Wednesday at noon at The Home Depot Center.

Fraser, is also a former MLS player. In 10 MLS seasons as a player, Fraser established himself as one of the league's top defenders, earning two MLS Defender of the Year awards in 1999 and 2004, as well as earning five appearances on the MLS All-Star Team and MLS Best XI. The L.A. Galaxy's first-ever pick in the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft (fourth overall), Fraser played in 260 games (256 starts) with three teams, the Galaxy (1996-2000), Colorado Rapids (2001-2003), and Columbus Crew (2004-2005).

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fraser attended high school in Miami, Florida, but after receiving his United States citizenship in 1986, the central defender made 27 appearances for the U.S. national team.

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