Chivas USA won their fourth game in a row on Saturday, when they downed the Vancouver Whitecaps on the road by a score of 3-1. If you are a long-suffering Chivas USA fan, or even a fan who has been following the team a shorter time, you may be wondering when the last time CUSA won four straight was. Well, let's take a ride on the wayback machine to find out...
The last four-game winning streak was from September 20-October 11, 2008. Yeah, it's been that long. Here are some factoids to help illustrate the temporal distance:
- George W. Bush was still in office during their last four-game winning streak
- Chivas USA's three best goalkeepers in team history -- Brad Guzan, Dan Kennedy, and Zach Thornton -- were on the team together
- The team's leading scorers were Sacha Kljestan, Ante Razov, and Alecko Eskandarian (five goals apiece)
- There were a total of 14 teams in Major League Soccer
- T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" and Pink's "So What" were the No. 1 singles in the U.S.
- The nationwide average price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.99 (compared to $3.62 now)
- Two men from the 2008 team, Jesse Marsch and Jim Curtin, have gone onto become MLS head coaches. Marsch was subsequently fired from his head coaching gig a year and a half ago
- Chivas made the playoffs in 2008. They have only made the playoffs once since that year (and that was 2009)
- The team has had seven coaches lead the first team since the last four-game winning streak
- Chivas USA has been sold twice
- From the first game after the last four-game winning streak to the start of the current run, Chivas USA played 180 MLS regular season games. That doesn't include MLS Cup playoff games or U.S. Open Cup games or qualifiers
- It was 2,086 days between the day of the final win of the 2008 winning streak and the start of the current one
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