The 2013 season has been nothing short of a nightmare for MLS club Chivas USA. While their play on the pitch has found them at the bottom of the Western Conference, it’s their legal matters off the field that has given the club even more problems. The Associated Press reported on Thursday that Cynthia Craig, former human resources manager for the club, is suing Chivas USA because she was discriminated against because for not being Latino and not speaking Spanish.
According to the report, Craig left the team in July after owner Jorge Vergara and President Jose David repeatedly harassed her. This is the third former employee of the organization to sue the club. As reported by Business of Soccer earlier this year, former Chivas USA youth coaches Daniel Calichman and Teddy Chronopoulos also filed lawsuits against the club for discriminatory practices.
Chivas did not comment on the new lawsuit. The club has left many questions unanswered over the allegations of their discriminatory practices. Even HBO’s Real Sports investigation into these allegations, which aired July, 23rd, offered little response from Chivas USA. Since these allegations, Chivas USA has fired Mexican head coach Jose Luis “El Chelis” Sanchez Sola.