Los Angeles Soccer: Adrian Cann

CHIVAS: Next step is successive success

April, 13, 2012
If Chivas USA did indeed turn a very important corner in last weekend's victory at Portland, they'll need to build on it Saturday when they visit Toronto FC -- the worst team in Major League Soccer, according to the standings -- looking for back-to-back wins for only the second time under Robin Fraser.

The Goats (2-3-0, 6 points) followed an abysmal first half with a tremendous second-half performance last week, with virtually everything that had troubled them through the first four games -- the lack of attack the most glaring problem -- falling into place as English winger Ryan Smith fueled a comeback for a 2-1 triumph over the Timbers.

It was Chivas' second win in as many road games, and injury-hit Toronto FC, off to a 0-4-0 league start, provides an opportunity to make it two in a row.

Fraser knows that won't be easy.

“I think [Toronto is] a hungry team,” he told ESPN Los Angeles on the eve of the clash at BMO Field. “A hungry team that certainly did well in the Champions League, getting some good results and with how they played. They've not had the same results to show in league, but they're definitely better than their record shows.

“At home, I know they feel they must get this win. I expect a very hard-fought game.”

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