Correa’s first day
After much anticipation, Colombian forward Jose Correa has arrived in Los Angeles joining Chivas USA today for his first training session with the First Team. Correa was briefly introduced to his new teammates, and then proceeded to continue training.
“I’m very happy to be here because it’s a very good opportunity,” said Correa. “To be in your home country and to be brought to this league, one of the best leagues, is the best thing that has happened to me professionally and in my life.”
Correa arrived Friday evening, and underwent physical and other medical tests on Saturday. The 19 year-old most recently played for Boyacá Chico FC of Colombia’s Professional First Division League, where he ranked second-leading goal scorer in the 2012 season. For the Acandí, Colombia native, this is the first time he comes to Los Angeles.
“This is a great city to be in and live,” said Correa. “So far, everybody has been very friendly and one can always find a Latino to talk to.”
Before joining the club, Correa was in training camp with the Colombian National Team, his first call-up to the squad. In an interview today, Correa stated that the National Team Coach, Jose Pékerman had wished him the best of luck and assured him that he’ll be keeping up with his performances with the Red-and-White and keeping him in mind for the upcoming CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers this summer.
“I want to score goals; it’s something that characterizes forwards. I want to do things the best way possible so that the team and coaching staff will be satisfied with me and with that, help the team escalate more in the league,” finalized Correa.