Chivas USA Land Maldonado

Chivas USA Land Maldonado

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 8, 2010
  • Giancarlo Maldonado

Chivas USA may have one of the worst attacks in Major League Soccer today but the future is looking pretty bright for them as they’ve landed a guy that should easily help change their attack. The club announced today the signing of Venezuelan international forward Giancarlo Maldonado. He’ll be able to join the club next week when the summer transfer window opens up.

Maldonado is Venezuela’s all-time leading scorer at just prime age of 28-years old. A product of the River Plate youth system, he has played for Mexican side Atlante since 2007, scoring 30 goals in 61 appearances.

There’s no doubt he’ll make this a better team offensively. The Red-and-White have found the back of the net just 15 times in 14 games, the lowest total of any team in the West. If he can find any sort of success like fellow Venezuelan striker Alejandro Moreno then Chivas should be trilled to have him.

What do you make of this signing for Chivas USA? Will it help them get out of the cellar in the West or will he not be enough to help them out for the rest of the year?


  • Jul 8 2010
Xerez needs to be put on the list of career killing clubs. For a second division club they don't seem to recognize talent/potential development if it punched them in the face: i.e. this guy and Jozy.
CUSA fan
  • Jul 8 2010
Good signing for Chivas.
Chivas Jersey
  • Jul 14 2010
I'm for any signing that will help this club find the back of the net...

Offensively Chivas USA has been abysmal this season and I'm glad they got a player in his prime rather then an older player on his last legs.