Match-winner Burling says Chivas USA only looking forward

Chivas USA’s Bobby Burling says there is a very positive feeling around the club this season.

Chivas USA’s Bobby Burling says there is a very positive feeling around the club this season.

The Goats were extremely busy in the offseason, bringing in 14 new players after MLS took control from former owners Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes.

A new head coach in Wilmer Cabrera was also appointed making for a fresh start at the StubHub Center and it all began in a triumphant manner as Chivas beat Chicago Fire 3-2 at home in their 2014 MLS season opener on the weekend.

Goals from Erick Torres and rookie Thomas McNamara had the Goats cruising by the hour-mark before Benji Joya and Quincy Amarikwa replied for the Fire prior to Burling’s 88th minute winner.

After the match, Burling spoke of a new era for the Californian club while his central defensive partner Carlos Bocanegra was also feeling optimistic.

“I think the page is turned. We’re not talking about last year, we’re not talking about seven years ago, we’re talking about this year,” Burling told reporters.

“It’s a new team, a lot of turnover, in the front office as well as the team itself. I’m happy to be a part of it as well, but we’re not talking about the past, we’re talking about this season.”

Bocanegra added: “We’re trying to start from day one.

“We have 14 new guys…a new staff, league-owned. and [we want to] make this just go now.”

Chivas will look to build on their season-opening victory when they host Vancouver Whitecaps next weekend.

 
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