Francisco Mendoza was supposed to go to Guadalajara following the 2007 season. That's what he said was promised to him by Chivas Guadalajara executives. Nothing, though, ever came of it and he spent all of 2008 with Chivas USA.
Now, Mendoza is getting a chance to show his worth. Mendoza is supposed to report this week to Chivas' preseason training camp. Technically, it's a bit of a short-term loan, the kind that is all the rage nowadays in MLS. Mendoza could play for Chivas during InterLiga, for instance. If he does well during his time with the parent club, it seems that he could make his stay an extended one.
Panchito has been a trooper and has always worked hard here with Chivas USA. Still, he's longed for a return to Mexico and now he has his best chance he's had to show his stuff. If it doesn't work out and he's back here for the start of training camp and/or the regular season, we can expect more of the same hard-working Panchito Mendoza.... which would be fine if he could only learn to finish.