Chivas de Guadalajara introduced four "new" signings on Saturday, including former Chivas USA loanee Erick Torres, who is of course returning to the club for the first time since 2013.
In the same boat is former starting left back Miguel Ponce, who was sent away on loan to Toluca, only for Chivas to realize he wasn't the reason the team was terrible and they brought him back after Toluca refused to buy his contract outright. In addition, actual newcomers Isaac Brizuela and Raul Lopez were also presented.
What's strange is that while Chivas are proceeding with their plan to have Cubo back on loan for what they call a six-month stint, MLS has as yet not given any indication that there is a final deal in place. I mean, there must be on some level, since otherwise Cubo wouldn't be getting ready to suit up for CD Guadalajara, but there's no word as to which MLS team Torres will be joining when his loan stint with Chivas is done.
Here's what Cubo said in an article on Chivas' website (Spanish) about returning to his first club at a critical time:
"I'm happy to be back, I take it as a great opportunity, as a nice challenge in my life, in my career, I want to play, I want to score goals, I want to contribute, there is a lot of competition, high quality players, I am committed and pleased by the interest shown by the front office, how things arose and I have no doubt Chivas will move up [in the standings]."
Entering the 2015 Liga MX Clausura, Chivas are fourth from bottom in the relegation standings, with the other three teams behind them (Veracruz, Leones Negros, and Puebla) all level on point average. The team with the worst average at the end of the season will be relegated to Ascenso MX for the 2015 Apertura.
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