When Chivas needs advice? Claudio Suarez

Chivas USA is looking to its past as it rebuilds its front office. The Goats on Thursday hired former captain -- and genuine Mexican legend -- Claudio Suarez as a club adviser.

Suarez, who played for Chivas USA from 2006 to 2009 and made 178 appearances, with three World Cups, for Mexico's national team, will scout talent, serve as liaison between the club and sister outfit Club Deportivo Guadalajara, and work with interim general manager Jose Domene.

His first duties, on Friday, include a defensive-skills clinic for Guadalajara players.

Suarez, along with fellow Mexican great Ramon Ramirez, would have been a Chivas USA assistant coach had management opted to hire Eric Wynalda as head coach.