Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Borgetti to Guadalajara

Jared Borgetti joined Chivas de Guadalajara as the club's fifth and final reinforcement ahead of the Clausura 2009 season. Borgetti joins Amaury Ponce, Carlos Ochoa, Aaron Galindo and Francisco Mendoza as the club's newest additiosn, which isn't a bad score for them.

Not sure how much Borgetti has in the tank but the club is willing to gamble on the one-time national team star.

Borgetti's former clubs include Santos, Dorados, Cruz Azul and Monterrey, and he's had varied levels of success at each stop. He probably will score a few goals for Chivas but I don't think he has the ability to play 90 minutes effectively every week. However, Borgetti doesn't exactly run a lot and defend a lot so he could probably get away with more playing time than someone else with as much mileage on them.

This move also rasies eyebrows for the potential it has in paving the way for Borgetti to join MLS. It seems if any team is close to having Borgetti join their ranks it would be Chivas USA, mostly because Guadalajara took Mendoza and gave nothing in return. I think Chivas owes their northern brethren some sort of kick back, and this may be it. I don't know if it would be the greatest move for Chivas USA but I suppose we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Supposedly he will play for Guadalajara for 6 months, in 8 months he will be 36. I hope you're wrong brother.