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CABRERA BACKS BAUTISTA

Chivas USA manager Wilmer Cabrera has stated that a January signing Bofo Bautista needs some time before he starts performing well for this team. Bautista was signed last January after he ended his disappointing spells with clubs like CD Guadalajara and Atlético San Luis in the last few years. Cabrera says that it is tough to expect the player to start performing immediately after he has just come into a league, which is highly physical. He expects the player to be slowly introduced to the tough world of MLS football.

After finishing bottom of the table in their respective conference, Chivas USA will be hoping for a much better 2014 season. The club begin the new season against Chicago Fire. Cabrera has mostly been using the player in substitute appearances. The 34-year-old said in his introductory press conference that he was highly motivated to restart his career in the MLS. Bautista is one of the experienced players in the Chivas USA squad and he has also played in the 2010 World Cup with the Mexican national team.

Torres has been performing well for Chivas last year, but the club are looking to compliment him with another player in the squad. Bautista could be that exactly, but he needs to settle according to the manager.

“He is going to be important for us. He’s going to be the one who dictates and tells us how ready he’s going to be and how fast he’s adapting to the league. We are trying to take care of him, not to force him and not to bring him to some kind of responsibility that we are burning him. This league is different and this is the first time he’s out of Mexico. It takes time. We don’t want him to feel that he has the responsibility to be the man,” Cabrera said of Bautista.