No one carries Wilmer Cabrera’s Chivas USA better than Erick Torres. In stoppage time, El Cubo delivered a worthy Goal of the Week winner, delivering on a bicycle kick that sunk Frank Klopas’s Montreal Impact, 1-0 on Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. to put pressure on Bradley Wright-Phillips to up the difficulty level a bit.
We should now ask the question: how much longer will Torres be on this team and will he go back to Guadalajara? Or will a struggling MLS club cash in and perhaps find the offensive juggernaut they need?
“I think we played a good game. There’s no doubt we are improving mentally and also in the way we approach the games. We tried to bring in Marvin [Chavez], Leandro [Barrera] and Agustín [Pelletieri] and we gave some rest to other players, and in the end, it paid off,” said Cabrera to Cristina Maillo of cdchivasusa.com.
“The win showed that we are progressing in our job, the way we are approaching the game and how we work on the field. We needed just to continue improving little details and mistakes that we were making. It took 13 or 14 games to click on, but right now we look good, we look solid and confident. It’s important now to continue believing and hopefully this winning-streak continues next week.”
As for Erick Torres himself, he made his own L.A. Story with the strike that should now put all of Major League Soccer on notice: this Chivas USA team is reborn.
“A very dramatic game, a movie-type ending. I think that this goal is one of the most beautiful goals I have scored,” said Torres to Olivia Cervantes of cdchivasusa.com. “This one being in the 93rd minute, I think it’s a goal that really marked me and one to see a few more times.
“I think of the 18 goals I have scored, I would rate this one second, behind the one I scored a couple of weeks ago, the volley. I think this one is also very beautiful and I have to thank God and my teammates for all their hard work and their help.”
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