Chivas USA have decided to extend the loan spell of Erick “Cubo” Torres. After announcing the decision, the club stated that it was clear for a very long time that they would retain the player by extending his loan spell. The 21-year-old will now stay at the club during the 2014 season, while the club also have the option to extend it by another year. Chivas USA club president Nelson Rodriguez stated that this is the three-year plan at the club that intends to make them much stronger. Chivas USA are not regarded as one of the strongest teams in the Western Conference, but the club are looking to change it.
Despite their poor form that sees them at the bottom of the table after 14 matches, Torres’ form has been a major boost for the team. The player has scored nine goals in just 14 matches this campaign. Without this goals, they would be even more adrift at the bottom of the table. Hence, it comes as a major role for the club that they have managed to extend the presence of the player. Rodriguez has stated that the decision to keep him was taken a long time ago, but it has now become made official since it would allow the player to take advantage of the World Cup break.
“We knew all along that we controlled the option to extend his loan through the end of this season and it’s always been our intention to exercise that option. We believe in a process to take action in an appropriate way. He’s an immense talent who’s aided by the fact that he’s a good-looking young man and plays hard. He has a great smile and he’s been endearing to all fans. We expect suitors from all over the world in the future,” said the president.