Chivas USA, Chelis part ways

Chivas USA announced late Wednesday that the club has parted ways with head coach Jose Luis "Chelis" Sanchez Sola.

Chelis assumed control of the Chivas managerial duties ahead of the 2013 season but got the club off to a slow start. The Goats have opened the campaign with a 3-7-2 record to sit at the foot of the Western Conference table on 11 points through 12 games.

"Since his hiring, Sanchez Sola had at his disposal a competitive team with the institutional premise of a formal interaction, based in communication in which the club listened to his petitions to incorporate players approved by him," Chivas said in a statement. "However, he was not able to reflect it with results."

The club's head coaching responsibilities will be turned over to Jose Luis Real, who serves as the sporting director for Chivas de Guadalajara.