And let’s face it, it’s the back four that is the club’s biggest problem.
So the signing of 30-year-old defender John Alexander Valencia, who has made 112 starts in 114 games for Colombian champion Atletico Junior since 2007, sounds exactly what the club needs.
“John is a player we have been scouting for some time now,” said Chivas USA General Manager Jose Domene in announcing the signing today. “He is a great defender (with a team) that just became champions in Colombia and will help reinforce our backline and help our team win.”
The club also announced the signing of 19-year-old Salvadoran midfielder Marvin Iraheta; he arrived at the club via its youth academy after it merged with Cosmos Academy West last year.
Chivas USA is training up in Oxnard and plays a friendly Friday against the PDL Ventura County Fusion.