By FRANCO PANIZO
Chivas USA have relied quite a bit on the scoring prowess of Erick Torres this season, but they look to have gotten him some help.
Chivas USA announced on Thursday that they have acquired forward Felix Borja on loan from LDU Quito. The move for Borja was completed before the transfer window closed last week, and the former Ecuadorian international will be available for the Goats’ match against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.
“We are extremely pleased to add such a gifted, international striker,” said Chivas USA head coach Wilmer Cabrera. “Felix’s great experience in some of the other top leagues worldwide will help us not only on the field, where we expect him to score and create goals, but also in the locker room, where he can help mentor our younger players.”
The 31-year-old Borja played for Ecuador in the 2006 World Cup and earned 23 caps in his career. He’s played for several clubs throughout the world, including Olympiacos, Mainz, Puebla and LDU Quito.
He gives the Goats another viable option up front, where Torres has done the club’s heavy lifting this season in terms of scoring. Torres currently has 14 goals, but no other player on the squad has more than two this year.
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