Chivas USA Academy Director Sacha van der Most to coach first team Saturday

Real: Won't be at Saturday's match. - Otto Greule Jr

A familiar face, in a new role, for Saturday's match.

Yesterday, Chivas USA announced that current Academy director Sacha van der Most would be serving as the "interim head coach" for Saturday's game against the Seattle Sounders. Although new coach Jose Luis Real is expected to coach the team only for the remainder of the 2013 season, making him in essence an "interim" head coach, van der Most is apparently going to be "interim interim head coach."

The reason why Real won't be at the game is that he is not expected to arrive in Los Angeles until next week.

I tried to do some digging, but as far as I can see, this will be van der Most's first competitive game in charge of a professional team. Whether he has some freedom to select the team as he wishes for the Sounders match, if Real will be giving him detailed directions from Guadalajara, or if some other person/people will be making the on-field decisions behind the scenes is unclear. I would imagine Real would give van der Most some directions, but who really knows?

As long as this plan holds, van der Most will go down in Chivas USA lore as the second man to coach the team for a single game, following Javier Ledesma, who stepped in for a match in 2005 against Kansas City when Thomas Rongen was fired and prior to the appointment of Hans Westerhof. In that match, Chivas earned a 1-1 draw. By the standards of Chivas' league play the last two months, I think most of us would be ok with that scoreline against Seattle.

What do you think about the news? Does Real deserve to get his effects in order before moving up to California, or is he blowing off the new job? Leave a comment below!

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