Chivas USA acquires Ecuadorian forward Borja

The 31-year-old, who represented his country at the 2006 World Cup, arrives on loan from LDU Quito.
Chivas USA has given a boost to Erick Torres' supporting cast.

The Western Conference side announced the signing of Ecuadorian forward Felix Borja on Thursday. The 2006 World Cup veteran, who has 23 caps, joins the club on loan from LDU Quito in Ecuador. Borja has previously played for Greek power Olympiakos, German side Mainz, and Mexican clubs Puebla and Pachuca.

Although the international transfer window closed Friday, Chivas confirmed that the player signed his contract prior to the deadline.

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"We are extremely pleased to add such a gifted, international striker," Chivas USA coach Wilmer Cabrera said in the news release. "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."

At 6-11-5, Chivas is last in the Western Conference. Torres leads the team with 14 goals, while Marvin Chavez is second with two.

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