I'd have far more to say on this if it weren't a Chivas USA thread. I feel bad for the Chivas USA fans for losing a club they dedicated their time, money and most of all emotions to. I'm not going to sit by while you write my team off as "plastic" and praise people for doing what a genuine supporter is meant to do. The Chivas USA fans who were there until the final whistle, I do respect because they showed support and loyalty to the death when nobody would have blamed them for simply stepping away, seeing the writing on the wall. Note however, that my first game after emigrating to the states was Chivas USA destroying the Galaxy in 2007. The Galaxy failed to make the playoffs that year, making it the second year in a row. However, I had already made my choice (LAG) and attended regularly in 2008. Despite an attrocious season, I had developed enough of a connection with the Galaxy to sign up for season tickets anyway. In my initial years in this country, I could legitimately have chosen a Chivas USA that was leading the league, while the early years of the Beckham era made LAG look like a ridiculous mismanaged debacle of an outfit. However, I had already decided after WC 2006 as my immigration was on the horizon that I would follow LA Galaxy (during what was another poor season) and jumping ship because the other team in the vicinity was better goes against everything I believe about what a supporter truly is.