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Official: Chivas USA bring in Ecuadorian forward Luis Bolaños on loan

Can he help the Goats score more goals?

Bolaños in action with LDU Quito.
Bolaños in action with LDU Quito.
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Bolaños is back with Chivas USA.

Ok, it's not Miller Bolanos this time, but another Bolaños who's also from Ecuador. Chivas USA announced on Friday they have signed forward Luis Bolaños on loan from Ecuadorian side LDU Quito. That's the same club, you may recall, that tweeted the other day that another forward, Felix Borja, was coming to CUSA. Not sure what happened there, but with the team announcing Bolaños' deal, it looks like he's the man coming in instead.

Bolaños, 29, has made a handful of appearances for the Ecuador national team, and has bounced around South America, with a stop in Mexico, during his career. Starting out with LDU Quito, he had two stints with that club, from 2002-08 and 2011-14, but he also went on loan a number of times. He's also played for Ecuador's Macara and Barcelona, Brazil's Internacional, Mexico's Atlas, and Argentina's San Martin de San Juan.

His strikerate is not very good, admittedly, but it looks like he's a support striker, something Chivas desperately need to help star Erick Torres.

In all, this looks like a move where Bolaños will be expected to make a good impression quickly, and if he doesn't, then both parties will move on. With compatriot Oswaldo Minda on the team, hopefully he can adjust to the new league and different culture on the fly. But since it's a loan, that flexibility should work in the club's favor.

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