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Chivas USA extends contract for leading scorer Erick 'Cubo' Torres

Chivas USA extends contract for leading scorer Erick 'Cubo' Torres
Chivas USA's Erick Torres, shown in front of Portland's Danny O'Rourke, has nine goals this season, the third-highest in Major League Soccer. (Jeff Gross / Getty Images)

Chivas USA announced that leading scorer Erick “Cubo” Torres will remain with the club through the end of the 2014 season, extending his loan with the team that originally ended this month.

The 21-year-old Torres has scored nine goals this season and is the third best scorer in the league, behind New York Red Bulls’ Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sporting Kansas City’s Dom Dwyer, who both have 11.

Chivas USA said it will have the options to extend Torres' contract beyond 2014 at the end of the season.

Torres came over on loan from Mexican side Chivas de Guadalajara in July 2013 and scored seven goals for the team last season. But with the sale of the club to Major League Soccer in February, Torres’ future became unclear. 

The former owner of Chivas USA, Jorge Vergara, also owns Chivas de Guadalajara, which held the rights to Torres. The striker was linked with a return to his original club, where he had been a promising prospect.

Torres has scored a majority of Chivas USA's 14 goals this season.

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