Alicia Ratterree

  • joined Jun 20, 2011
  • last login Apr 19, 2014
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Joined The Goat Parade in June 2011, current managing editor of the site.

Also currently a contributing editor at, an intern at XI Quarterly, a North American soccer journal, and co-host of the Women United FC podcast. In addition to writing being found on the internet, has been published in print, in the third issue of XI Quarterly.

Born and raised in Michigan, residing in California. Loves (nearly) all sports, but soccer most of all. A neutral in most leagues in the world, with the exceptions of Chivas USA and Tianjin TEDA.

A Fan Of...

  • NCAAF Michigan St. Spartans
  • NCAAB Michigan St. Spartans
  • MLS Chivas USA
User Blog

Chivas ruin it for CUSA in the Desert Diamond Cup

Chivas USA finished second in group play at the Desert Diamond Cup -- so they're on to the title game Saturday! Not so fast...another Chivas team has usurped them. We go over the news.

Chivas USA waive Carlo Chueca

Chivas USA's new regime has cut their first player. We go over the news.

Preseason: Chivas USA tie Colorado Rapids 0-0

In their latest preseason match, Chivas USA tied the Colorado Rapids 0-0 Wednesday at the Desert Diamond Cup. We go over the result and lineup used.

Nelson Rodriguez named CUSA President

Chivas USA and MLS announced Wednesday that former MLS Executive Vice President Nelson Rodriguez has been named President of the team. We go over the news.

Chivas USA's 2014 Reserve League schedule released

MLS released the 2014 Reserve League schedule Monday. We go over the slate of games for Chivas USA.

Chivas USA 2014 jersey leaked?

With a photo circulating of Chivas USA's purported 2014 home jersey, we go over the leak and comment on the design.

Official: Chivas USA sign Luke Moore

Chivas USA announced Monday they have signed English forward Luke Moore. We go over the news.

Preseason: Chivas USA beat New England 3-2

Chivas USA got back to soccer Saturday night, beating the New England Revolution 3-2 in a Desert Diamond Cup match in Tucson. We go over the result and the lineup for the match.

Details emerge about sale price, MLS involvement

Reports are circulating about how much MLS paid for Chivas USA this week, as well as the amount of involvement the league had in decision-making at the club. We detail the latest.

Contest: We want you to rebrand Chivas USA!

With the news that Chivas USA will be rebranding in the near future, we ask our readers to submit their own ideas and designs for the team's future identity.

New Look: Corona out as jersey sponsor

Chivas USA's jersey will be released soon, but with a new look in 2014. We go over the news regarding the sponsor situation.

Luke Moore deal reportedly done

There's a report that the deal between Chivas USA and English striker Luke Moore is complete. We go over the rumor.

10 years & counting on waiting for CUSA's stadium

Chivas USA fans have waited 10 years for a stadium of the team's own. They're going to have to wait a little longer, but hopefully brighter days are ahead. We discuss the latest.

Proposed CUSA rebrand ideas are now dead

We go over the latest concerning the sale of Chivas USA to MLS, including the status of the trademarked rebrand proposals.

The lowlights: 10 awful moments in Vergara era

With the news that Jorge Vergara is out as Chivas USA owner, we go over some of the worst moments in his tenure in charge of the club.

Garber writes open letter to Chivas USA fans

With the news Thursday that Major League Soccer buying Chivas USA from Jorge Vergara, Commissioner Don Garber had a special message for fans of the team. We go over the letter.

Vergara: Cubo returning to Guadalajara in June

Jorge Vergara discussed the future of Chivas de Guadalajara players on loan at Chivas USA following news of MLS buying the team Thursday. We go over the latest.

Garber: CUSA discrimination lawsuits "resolved"

During a conference call Thursday, MLS Commissioner Don Garber acknowledged a discrimination lawsuit filed against Chivas USA had been "resolved." We go over the latest.

Garber says Kroenke will not buy Chivas USA

In a press conference Thursday, MLS Commissioner Don Garber discussed the ownership possibilities for Chivas USA, but said Stan Kroenke wasn't one of the candidates. We go over the latest.

Chivas USA bought by Major League Soccer

Chivas USA was purchased by Major League Soccer, the league announced Thursday. We have the news.

Preseason: Chivas tie FC Tucson 1-1

Chivas USA tied FC Tucson to open their preseason Desert Diamond Cup tournament play Wednesday. We go over the game, including the lineup used.

Argentinos Jrs announce loan of Barrera to CUSA

Argentine Primera side Argentinos Juniors announced that forward Leandro Barrera is coming to Chivas USA on loan. We go over the latest.

ESPN reporting Chivas USA could be sold

ESPN reported Wednesday that Chivas USA could be sold. We go over the report, and urge caution in believing it's going to happen at this point.

Official: Chivas sign Agustin Pelletieri

Chivas USA officially announced the signing of Argentine midfielder Agustin Pelletieri Wednesday. We go over the news.

Poll: Which new logo do you prefer?

With news of Chivas USA exploring a possible rebrand, we ask the readers to decide between the possible logos.

Jorge Vergara confirms possible CUSA rebrand

Chivas USA owner Jorge Vergara confirmed the club is looking into the possibility of rebranding the team. We go over the latest on the developing story.

Rebrand coming? Two new trademarks filed

The Goat Parade has learned that a company that appears to be associated with Chivas USA has applied for three trademarks on two new names and logos. We go over the news.

Otra vez en Las Vegas: CUSA 2, Rapids 1

Chivas USA beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 Sunday night in Las Vegas in MLS preseason action. We go over the result and the players who featured in the match.

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