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Rumor: Erick "Cubo" Torres to LA Galaxy or Seattle Sounders? Take it with a pinch of salt

Somebody said it, so I guess it could happen?

What's going on?
What's going on?
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Someone on twitter posted a rumor about Chivas USA striker Erick Torres on Thursday:

Translation: "MLS will pay $7 million for the services of Erick "Cubo" Torres. Seattle Sounders or LA Galaxy will be his destination."

We know there is a clause in Cubo's loan agreement that his contract can be picked up at the end of the loan, since CUSA president Nelson Rodriguez told us.

And since his contract is with MLS in the single-entity system, even if Chivas USA/LA2 ceases to exist, in temporary or permanent form after this current season ends, the contract option is still a possibility.

So let's connect the dots:

  1. MLS has an option to buy Cubo's contract? Check
  2. Chivas USA may not exist next season, necessitating a move to another club in MLS if he stays in the league? Check
  3. $7 million? Where have I heard that figure before? Oh yeah, we discussed it here, earlier this month.
I mean, this rumor could have legs, as we've heard crazier rumors with CUSA that turned out to be true. Or it could be somebody simply picking facts and rumors out of the air, throwing in two of the most popular teams in the league, and condensing it all into a single tweet.

Since about 10 things have to happen for this rumor to take place, including the team in fact going on hiatus, MLS picking up the option, Cubo agreeing to return to MLS with a new team, roster movement on either of the named destinations, and some mechanism by which he would end up with one of those clubs, again, I'm taking this one with a solid pinch of salt, at least for the moment.

We'll let you know if there's more to this story. Stay tuned.

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