Javier “Chuletita” Orozco to MLS?

TORREON, MEXICO – AUGUST 28: Javier Orozco of Santos celebrates after scoring the first goal of his team during a 7th round match between Santos Laguna and Pumas UNAM as part of the Apertura 2015 Liga MX at Corona Stadium on August 28, 2015 in Torreon, Mexico. (Photo by Saul Gonzalez/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Rumors are brewing that Javier “Chuletita” Orozco may want to swap sides of the border and come to MLS. As one of the leading scorers in Liga MX history Orozco would be a nice acquisition for whichever team were to acquire him in the transfer market. For a striker that relies on his on the ball strength, Orozco’s play-style would translate well to MLS.

From an interview with ESPN FC Orozco said,

“I think that the league is on the rise, and it’s getting much more important, with much more money, the players that they are bringing to the league are important figures at their clubs in Europe, and I feel like the league is doing very well. The truth is that I’d like to – in the future, of course – I think I’d like to come to MLS.”

If he was to come to MLS where would he go?

The first team that comes to mind are the Colorado Rapids. With two open international slots the Rapids wouldn’t have to make space for Orozco and with their draft day trades Colorado has the money to afford a big name signing. They also need anything they can get to excite their fan base. Orozco would slot directly into the starting XI and give Colorado an instant threat at goal.

Another team that can’t be ruled out is the New England Revolution. Bringing in a striker of Orozco’s quality would take some of the scoring pressure off of Diego Fagúndez giving the Revolution a more balanced attack. While this move is definitely a long shot, it still has a possibility of happening.

As with all transfer rumors this should be taken with a grain of salt because most likely nothing will happen. But, it would be nice to see players from Liga MX come to MLS after seeing MLS players bolt for Liga MX in January.