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Quakes star ‘Chofis’ Lopez admits he misses Chivas as he appears forward to extra MLS-Liga MX cooperation



The Mexican midfielder looked back fondly on his time at Chivas as he continued his loan period

Eduardo ‘Chofis’ Lopez admitted he missed playing for Chivas but the San Jose Earthquakes midfielder says he’s happy to adjust to life in MLS now.

Lopez joined the Earthquakes on loan in January, uniting him with former Chivas boss Matias Almeyda in the MLS.

Lopez went through Chivas’ youth system before making 141 games for the club and admitted that he still has fond memories of his former squad.

What did he say?

“Yeah, obviously I miss and I will miss things about Chivas,” he said. “It is the team that gave me the opportunity to be a good footballer and I will always be grateful.”

“Physically, I think they are big here and they are fast, they are very intense,” he added to the differences between MLS and Liga MX, “and in Mexico I think they are more technical than on this side. Little by little it is said that the two leagues will unite and that would be great. “

Almeyda’s influence

Moving to MLS gave Lopez another chance to play for Almeyda, who has been responsible for the earthquakes since 2018.

And Lopez was full of praise for Almeyda, who he said the coach felt very much like one of the boys.

“He’s a great guy,” he said. “Sometimes it seems like he’s not the coach! He always chooses the moments when he can work or play well. He always treats the player well.”

The club currently ranks ninth in the Western Conference, with Lopez scoring three goals and providing an assist in 17 games.

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