Not wanting to repeat last year’s lack of depth at forward that cost Chivas USA a half-decent playoff run, Preki has signed 24-year-old Mexican forward Roberto Nurse, who has played three (on and off) years in the Mexican first division.
And of course, Chivas USA has been a Mexican-oriented team with few Mexicans lately.
Chivas USA has the likes strikers Maykel Galindo and Alecko Eskandarian out injured.
From the (edited) Chivas USA press release:
“Roberto is a strong, powerful center forward who we’ve been taking a close look at for the past few weeks,” Preki said. “He’s good in the air, good with his feet, and will add another dimension to our attack.”
Nurse made his top-flight debut with Cuernavaca in 2003 at age of 19. He also played for Zacatepec and Quertaro for two years and returned to the first division in 2005 playing 13 games with Atlante. Then it was back to just-promoted Quertaro the next year where he scored 17 goals between the Apertura 2007 and Clausura 2008 seasons.
Chivas USA play their second SuperLiga game against Mexican champion Santos Laguna Wednesday.
An Internet special has tickets on sale starting at just $10, with the highest-priced tickets (usually $45) $10 off. More info here.
SuperLiga scores tonight: Atlante 3 D.C. United 1
While it was Chivas 1 Houston Dynamo 0
But United isn’t necessarily out.