As expected, Chivas USA’s long-rumored loan move for 22-year-old striker Erik Torres from CD Guadalajara was completed today.
“Cubo,” as he is known, most notably scored a half dozen goals in 15 games in the 2011 Clausura for the mothership. He came up through CD Guadalajara’s youth system and made his professional debut in 2010 at age 17.
“Érick’s arrival is very important to Chivas USA as he will strengthen an area of the team that most needs it,” said Technical Director José Luis Real. “He’s a different and highly experienced player. He’s a young forward who made his debut at age 17 and who has always proven himself to be a player with a very bright future. Mentally he is very strong and positive, and that’s what we need in a center forward at Chivas.”
Torres, who will wear the No. 10 shirt, is awaiting paperwork and it’s unclear whether he will be eligible to play against the Union Friday in Philadelphia.
Chivas USA is at the bottom of the Western Conference and has scored just 16 goals this year, the second fewest in the league.