Chivas USA acquire forward Felix Borja on loan from LDU Quito to help bolster attack
With an attack that's faltered beyond the high-scoring exploits of Erick "Cubo" Torres, Chivas USA have once again looked to Ecuador for striker reinforcements.
The club announced on Thursday they have obtained forward Felix Borja on loan from LDU Quito. With the move made before the transfer window closed last week, Borja will be eligible for Chivas' game on Saturday against the Vancouver Whitecaps (10:30 pm ET, MLS Live, TSN in Canada).
"We are extremely pleased to add such a gifted, international striker," Chivas USA head coach Wilmer Cabrera said in a statement. "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."
A former Ecuadorian international, Borja played in the 2006 World Cup and has 23 caps with his country. The 31-year-old started his career with El Nacional in Ecuador before playing for Greek powerhouse Olympiacos, Germany's Mainz and then Mexican sides Puebla and Pachuca before returning to LDU Quito.
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Borja is the third player from Ecuador on Chivas USA's roster and the second to join in the recent transfer window, following the acquisition of forward Luis Bolaños, also from LDU Quito. The pair join midfielder and 2014 World Cup veteran Oswaldo Minda, who has been with the club since the start of the 2012 season.
Chivas currently rank last in MLS in goals scored in league play. Beyond Torres' 14 goals, no player has scored more than two so far this season.