A former employee has sued Major League Soccer team Chivas USA for discriminating against non-Hispanic employees and temporarily employing “undocumented” coaches.

According to the Daily Breeze, “former human resources and administrative manager Cynthia Craig, who is black, said in court papers that she was harassed by team owner Jorge Vergara and team President Jose David because she was not Latino and could not speak Spanish.”

Vergara, who had been a part owner of the team, “gained full control of the team in November 2012 and began harassing non-Latino employees. Vergara also owns a Mexican team called Chivas de Guadalajara, which is famous in part because it will not sign non-Mexican players.”

Vergara is trying to make Chivas USA like Chivas de Guadalajara.

According to her suit, “Chivas hired four coaches from Mexico even though they were not authorized to work in the United States” in January. She was “told to add the coaches to the payroll but she refused, and team executives instead routed them money through other means.” The coaches allegedly received their visas in April.

Vergara reportedly began one of his first staff meetings by speaking in Spanish and then, according to the report, said in English, “If you didn’t understand what I just said, then it is time for you to get a job down the hall.” The Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team is down the hall from Chivas USA.


The complaint also alleges that Craig “complained to David regarding the discriminatory termination and hiring process, and requested that David allow her to coordinate open recruitments.”

“David refused, and continued to hire only employees from Mexico or persons who were recommended by Chivas Guadalajara,” the complaint states.

This is not the first time Chivas USA has been sued for discriminating against non-Hispanics.

In another suit filed in May in Los Angeles County Superior Court, two former coaches, Daniel Calichman and Theothoros Chronopoulos, claimed “harassment and retaliation based on ethnicity and race.” The two coaches worked at the club’s academy,”which provides soccer programs for youths.”

”If you don’t speak Spanish, you can go work for the Galaxy, unless you speak Chinese, which is not even a language,”’ Vergara allegedly told employees, according to the lawsuit.

Further, Chivas USA president and chief business officer allegedly directed employees to “gather ethnic and other data about the children enrolled in the academy and their parents” because the team would be adopting a “Mexican-only” policy. A human resource manager allegedly told Calichman that “the team was going back to its Mexican roots and indicated neither youth coach would be part of that effort,” according to the lawsuit.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Simple solution – If you’re a soccer fan, don’t support Major League Soccer team Chivas USA.


  • Spartacus

    I see La Reconquista is going as planned. Move along, nothing to see here .

  • Jefferson

    I always root against Mexico’s national soccer team when they play a game.

  • bigone4u

    Living in heavily Hispanic south Texas I have found that Hispanics always prefer their own, even when their own are less qualified than others. They are open and quite brazen about it. Remember, Hispanics are the “Cosmic Race,” at least in their own minds.

  • Spartacus

    While we’re on the subject of the cultural enrichment illegal mexicans bring to America :

    • IstvanIN

      It sickens me but I also find it incomprehensible how anyone could do that to a child. How anyone even partially human can not be upset over the cries of a child. It is most people first, and gut, reaction to try and comfort a crying child and find out what is wrong. To torture a child to death deserves execution by a very slow means.

      • Spartacus

        Dark-skins are not human. You cannot expect them to have the same reactions as we do.

  • So CAL Snowman

    The best part about all of this is that Chivas USA is dead LAST in the Western Conference standings and will only continue to get worse. The more mexican the team becomes the worse it plays. As always, moving to a mexican model is a recipe for failure.

    • Greg Thomas

      The more mexican anything becomes the worse it gets.

      • ViktorNN

        So true, well said.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “For the Race everything, outside of the Race, nothing”

    • IstvanIN

      Are you Marco Rubio?

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Sorry, my Euro-brothers, but…

    Never could get into the sport.

    When’s somebody gonna sue the NBA and NFL so that their “workforce” more accurately resembles the “face of America”?

    When merit is restored to our once-not-nearly-so-incompetent-and-politicized civil service?

    HA HA HA!!!!!!

    • In our hemisphere, non-Hispanic whites, if they ever like or play soccer at all, generally give it up at about the age of 12. Meanwhile, it’s the big sport among Hispanics and Brazilians. Should that be taken as commentary about how simple soccer is?

      • NeanderthalDNA

        Yeah…any game that can last three hours and end in a 0-0 tie, and be considered a “great game”…uh…gotta say…not my…zzzzzzz…..

        Not that I mind an occasional tie in a game – miss the old days of college football when every once in a blue moon you would see some team with a 10-0-1 make all sorts of headaches for those who chose the national chamion, lol…

        But I lived in Latin America a long while back and to be friendly to the locals pretended to like it as much as possible. First thing I did when I got back, however?

        Bought the latest version of Madden, lol. Used to like to “coach mode” and “franchise mode”, build a team up, guide it through the seasons, try out strategies. Football just blows away all other sports in terms of strategy and tactics. As a result of its complexity and few seasonal games, this makes football the team sport in which a brilliant coach can really make an average talent team look like champions.

        Heard a story, by the way, perhaps urban legend, that a few years back the Pentagon paid a bunch of non-military type strategists to come to the War College and play war games with the generals. John Madden kicked all their butts!

        • I gave up on video games when Nintendo transitioned from 8 bit to 16 bit in 1991. But from what you say about Madden, it’s missing a few modes:

          1. Homicide mode. Your tight end gets popped for murder, your other tight end is a meat head, so your aging super star QBs has to try to throw to no-name WRs.

          2. Political correctness mode. Your star cornerback said something bad about LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH, GLAAD complains and he’s suspended for four games.

          3. Trayvon mode. You don’t start an actual team, but you construct a team ad-hoc from players who have made death threats against George Zimmerman.

          4. Economy mode. You can only play players that are now bankrupt even though they made tens of millions in salary through their careers.

          5. Dependent mode. You can only play players who have at least 9 children by at least 6 women.

          6. Sunday Morning Mode. Play any current NFL team versus a team consisting of every ex-player analyst (all 87 million of them) on all the network pre-game shows.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Haha! Actually in the later versions, turning player control off, tinkering with sliders, the simulation was amazingly good.
            The franchise mode was fun too – could guide a team through up to 30 seasons, the game engine generating random draft picks each new season.

            But yes indeed. The simulation lacked the sophistication to simulate real life NFL negroisms, like…yer 30 year old star wide receiver who makes a buzillion dollars a year goes to a night club to thug around and shoots himself in the thigh…or…your physical prodigy of a quarterback gets busted for running a dog fighting ring…or…your star tight end is a murderer…

            Heck, if the ever present threat of brutal injury does not create a nerve wracking concern about who will make it to the end of the season in one piece, the ever present threat of some off field evil or idiocy amongst your not-so-White players will.

            Oh, and another thing I found hilarious…

            When it generated draft picks, it of course generated random names based on the list of names in the database of current and former players. Always a hoot when it spat out some white guy named “Dbrickashaw” or “Dontavious” or “Ahmed”. Good stuff.

  • Greg Thomas

    What a shocker, a team of La Razas discriminating against non-razas. More evidence that mexicans only hire their own.

  • kjh64

    If this guy wants a Mexican team, then he should go to Mexico. It’s ironic that the woman filing the lawsuit is Black. I hope this time, she wins.

    • ViktorNN

      Anti-black racism in Latin America make the U.S. look like a tolerant heaven-on-earth for blacks.

      • kjh64

        This is why Blacks who root for a Brown America some day don’t know what they are getting into. They’ll rue the day if Hispanics are running things and be wishing for YT back.

  • IKantunderstand

    This policy will not be considered to be a problem. Unfortunately, Ms. Craig, is on the outs of being a “favored minority”. If I were you, Ms. Craig, I would learn Spanish, muy rapido, and then claim, I was hispanic. Take a note from what is happening to Whites: if you can’t beat them, then join them. Although in our case, it would appear that “join them” means have sex with them and obliterate our race. Lucky you! Nobody, outside of deluded White women, are interested in mingling their DNA with your race. However, you still have a chance! Learn Spanish, and claim you are from Puerto Rico. Voile! Back into the arms of affirmative action for the latest minority du jour.

    • Greg Thomas

      The spanish requirement is not about speaking spanish, it’s a front to hire more mexicans, while excluding Whites.

      • IKantunderstand

        Wow, Greg, you must be White. It’s always been about excluding Whites, now it’s about excluding Blacks. Comprende amigo? I was being sarcastic.

        • Greg Thomas

          Yeah, I understand your sarcasim quite well. Unfortunately, I live in California.

  • ViktorNN

    We can expect to hear more stories like this in our exciting multicultural future. Thanks a lot white liberals. Your children will hate you.

    • MBlanc46

      White liberals and the employers in agriculture, meatpacking, hospitality, construction, and many other industries who employ Mexicans.