Landon Donovan offers praise for new-look Chivas USA ahead of SuperClasico

05 April 3:52 pm

Landon Donovan offers praise for new-look Chivas USA ahead of SuperClasico

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy know that Chivas USA is much different than the side that was thumped 5-0 in the last edition of the SuperClasico.

Under new head coach Wilmer Cabrera, Chivas have amassed five points and a 1-1-2 record due to the production of MLS leading goal scorer Erick “El Cubo” Torres—four goals—and playmaker Mauro Rosales who has notched three assists.  

Despite many false starts for the Rojiblancos in recent  years, Galaxy attacker Landon Donovan believes that Chivas is a new team heading into the 2014 season.

“My impression of Chivas USA is that they are much better. The game Sunday is going to be a difficult game," said Donovan. "They’re much more organized and they have some playmakers and if that continue then it is better for the rivalry.”

Donovan, who is hoping to gain sole possession of the league’s all-time regular season goal scoring mark on Sunday, did not hold back his praise of Torres.

“Torres is one of the best forwards in the league and he’s completely underrated because he plays in that franchise, but he’s absolutely fantastic,” said Donovan.