Blaise Bourgeois

Alan Pulido announces he will leave Chivas and likely head to MLS

A few days ago, Chivas striker Alan Pulido had announced his plan was to stay in Guadalajara, but now he has had a change of heart.

Pulido was expecting a pay raise and now those economic differences are likely to be what caused his sudden decision.

“Most likely I’ll go to MLS, there are some important teams there that are interested in me,” he said.

“The reality is I’m happy, I love the team, but I feel like I’ve completed all the dreams I had here.

“I won everything I had to win and a change wouldn’t be at all bad.”

Pulido led Chivas in scoring with 12 goals in 18 games this season. Pulido scored 39 goals in 114 games for the club since arriving from Olympiacos in 2016.

Under current San Jose Earthquakes boss Matías Almeyda, Pulido helped lead Chivas to both Liga MX and Copa MX titles in 2017, as well as the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League crown.

San Jose Earthquakes, Orlando City SC, Chicago Fire FC, and Sporting Kansas City are all reportedly interested in the 28-year-old, who could command a transfer fee of up to $10m.