The new Goat: Cesar Romero
Another goat has joined the herd. Chivas USA announced yesterday the acquisition of Mexican-American striker Cesar Romero, who has been training with the team since early in pre-season. Romero joins the Red-and-White after having played for Murcielagos FC de Guamuchil of the Mexican Second Division League.
“We are very pleased to sign Cesar,” said Chivas USA Head Coach, Robin Fraser. “He is a young player who has come in and done quite well in pre-season. He’s got good pace, he’s got a good nose for the goal, he has proven to make himself difficult to be marked by opposing defenses and we think that he has a bright future.”
Since joining the team, Romero has made a strong impact, scoring his first goal with the Red-and-White in the first pre-season scrimmage against FC Hasental, where Chivas USA came out with a 5-0 victory over the Conejo Valley team.
“I’m very happy and excited that the team took me in, as well as the coach,” said Romero. “Now I have to work hard and give everything I have.”
Romero, originally from San Diego, Calif., and raised in Mexican bordertown Tijuana, has also played for Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL) side Revolucion Tijuana, where he scored nine goals in one match, and summed 33 goals in four games while playing for the indoor soccer team, breaking a record within the league. Romero has also been a part of the USMNT U-16’s, U-17’s and U-18’s figuring in several matches for the youth national team.
As for any goal predictions Romero might have ahead of the 2012 MLS regular season?
“I’m going to work hard and score as many goals as I can and work from there and go day-by-day and go at it in every game-by-game. I’m just going to give the best of me,” Romero concluded.