LOS ANGELES - Chivas USA fan Derrick Stanspich still holds out hope that Chivas USA can make the playoffs in 2015.
"Look, I know that the team doesn't exist, but honestly does it even matter if they play the first half of the season? Nearly every team makes the playoffs in Major League Soccer. I mean, it is actually more of an accomplishment if you don't make the playoffs because it really shows a true lack of ability to miss out something that the vast majority of teams can make just by existing and playing. So, no, I don't think it is impossible that Chivas USA could still make the playoffs."
Mr Stanspich admitted that the lack of a team could hamper that ability but he stated, "All they need to do is get a few wins in a row and they would be right back in this. Look, Chicago crapped the bed the entire season and they only just got eliminated. The MLS season is about just simply existing and riding the up and down roller coaster of bizarre results and disjointed play. We could do that. We could make the playoffs."
When asked whether he though LAFC could make the playoffs Mr Stanspich said, "Well, say what you want to about Chivas USA, but at least we existed. You can't even say that about LA FC. Until they actually have a team that can play on the field, it's hard to say that they could actually fit the bare minimum to make the MLS playoffs, that is... existence."