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Will the Pulido signing be the boost that Chivas needed?

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Alan Pulido, (right), Mexico in action during the Portugal V Mexico International Friendly match in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Gillette Stadium, Boston (Foxborough), Massachusetts, USA. 6th June 2014. Photo Tim Clayton (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Chivas has been looking good…real good.

It appears that the big time Liga MX club has gotten its groove back, and opponents have received even worse news with the signing of Alan Pulido.

Coming in from Greece, Pulido is a former Tigres and National team striker who brings in good experience but is still only 25 years old. Moreover, his addition with that of Ángel ZaldívarOrbelín PinedaIsaac Brizuela, and ‘Chofis’ López makes Chivas‘ attack look scarier than it has in years past.

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Only two weeks ago, Chivas dismantled their biggest rival Club América, 3-0 displaying a formidable attack-minded offense and they did so even without the extra help of Alan Pulido. The signing looks to be one of Jorge Vergara’s best moves in a long time. This added depth is a something that will only benefit this giant of Mexican football.

The club is currently at 4th in the Mexican league table, and it’s safe to say they will most likely hold on to their Liguilla position for this season. Of course, anything can happen, but they’re clicking on all cylinders at this time. Let’s not forget that Chivas was flirting with relegation a few seasons ago. It’s been quite a turn around for El Rebaño Sagrado during Almeyda’s reign.

Even though Pulido’s time in Greece with Olympiacos FC was nothing out of the ordinary, he did record six goals, three assists in 17 appearances. He may have stayed in Europe had Vergara not intervened, which may benefit both parties greatly this 2016 Apertura.

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Yet, the best part about this signing and adding more quality players to Chivas‘ bench is that they will be representing Liga MX at the upcoming Copa Libertadores tournament. The 2015-16 edition did not go well for Mexican clubs, so seeing the most heavily armed clubs from Liga MX go down to South America to fight for the cup will be a welcomed sight for once.

So, will Chivas keep their pace going? Will Pulido make a difference this season? Time will only tell, but the odds are in their favor.

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