Erick Torres to join LA Galaxy as Landon Donovan’s replacement – report

Erick “Cubo” Torres will only stay in Major League Soccer if he can join up with the LA Galaxy in time for the 2015 season. That’s according to Eric Gomez, the chief editor of Fox Deportes, and the prolific Mexican striker would likely be Landon Donovan’s replacement if a transfer were to happen.

Torres was sensational for Chivas USA this season, scoring 15 times in 29 appearances but has been training with parent club CD Guadalajara since Chivas USA were disbanded at the end of the 2014 regular season.

The league has been trying to negotiate a deal with Torres, and Don Garber confirmed that he wants to keep the striker in MLS in his speech earlier this week.

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However, Torres reportedly only has his eyes set on one club, the LA Galaxy, and he wants to ensure that he remains in Los Angeles if he is to be scoring goals in Major League Soccer next season.

Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes have been excellent up front for the Galaxy this season, while Landon Donovan has mainly played out on the left.

If Torres were to join up with LA, the team would need to reshape its formation to fit all three goalscorers in. MVP winner Keane could play behind the two strikers in a 4-3-1-2 formation, though that would limit the Galaxy’s width.

It remains to be seen whether or not “Cubo” Torres will be returning to MLS for next season, but defences across the league will already be fearing the prospect of facing Torres, Keane and Zardes at once.

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