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Rodolfo Pizarro’s time to shine

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Chivas v Monterrey - Torneo Clausura 2018 Liga MX Photo by Refugio Ruiz/Getty Images

Since the start of his career with Pachuca, Rodolfo Pizarro has quickly become an outstanding player. With the unchanging inconsistency of Chivas in recent seasons, he has been one of the few players that has shown his hard work on the field and was one of the biggest factors in helping Chivas win their title two seasons ago.

Pizarro made his professional debut at the age of 18 with Pachuca, while also having Hirving “Chucky” Lozano and Erik Gutierrez on his side. At times you could see him playing on either side of the midfield, as well as a forward. It was the latter position which caught the attention of current Chivas manager Matias Almeyda.

Since joining Chivas, Pizarro has matured as a player, especially on the offensive side of things, where he often participates as a playmaker and possesses a lethal finish. But overall, one important detail about Pizarro is he has the basics down.

With his recent call up to the Mexico national team, Pizarro will have an opportunity to showcase his skills and earn a place in the final list for the 2018 World Cup roster, which could potentially give him the spotlight to transfer to a European team. In the past, Pizarro mentioned that he wanted to succeed first in his country, and if the opportunity arose, he would love to follow in the footsteps of his former teammate “Chucky” Lozano.

At least for these next two matches, Mexico will be without the Dos Santos brothers, Jurgen Damm and Javier Aquino, something that could potentially lead to more playing time for Pizarro. The odds are in his favor, he simply needs to grab the baton and finish his race!