Chivas USA's front office is already starting to talk about next year, what with this season being over already and all. Perhaps most notably, at the moment (an important caveat) it appears Dennis te Kloese's job overseeing both Chivas USA and Chivas de Guadalajara is safe, and in turn, he told Univision in an article published Tuesday (Spanish) that Chivas de Guadalajara coach Juan Carlos Ortega's job is safe, despite the poor results for that club this season (they currently sit in 17th place out of 18 teams).
On top of that, in the same article, te Kloese said that Jose Luis Real would continue as coach of Chivas USA, introducing perhaps some continuity that the club desperately needs right now.
And possibly happiest of all, the article also said forward Erick Torres would remain with Chivas USA "one more tournament." I may be reading too much into this, but it is unclear if he means a full MLS season, or a half Liga MX torneo. So he could remain with the club for half or all of next season.
Now, the article provides some good indications about the futures of Real and Torres with Chivas USA next season, but as I wrote at the top, keep something in mind: this could be the plan, and it could change in an instant. Te Kloese or more likely, Jorge Vergara, could get antsy and start making changes quickly. And with the two Chivases under the same ownership and leadership umbrella, if a domino falls in the Chivas de Guadalajara coaching situation...it could lead to many other dominoes falling, including at Chivas USA. Or te Kloese could be out the door, or Cubo could be recalled if strikers at Chivas de Guadalajara get hurt or something. You get the drift.
Still, perhaps we will see much more of Güero and Cubo in California next year. We'll stay on top of the story and pass along any details.
H/T to The Goat Parade reader Sodigar for alerting me to the article.
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