Reno 1868 FC has acquired defender Benjamín Galindo Cruz on loan from Liga MX powerhouse Chivas de Guadalajara pending league and federation approval, the club announced Thursday.

Galindo Cruz has arrived in Reno and has already participated in team activities.

“Benjamín is a young center back from the Chivas de Guadalajara system who already has appearances with their first team,” Reno Head Coach Ian Russell said Thursday. “We are very excited to have him at the club."

The Chivas prospect made two appearances for the first team in the 2017-18 season. Chivas is one of the most successful clubs in Mexico and holds 12 titles.

Galindo Cruz is the son of Chivas legend Benjamín Galindo who made 65 appearances and scored 28 goals for the Mexico national football team. Galindo is now the assistant coach for the San Jose Earthquakes, Reno’s MLS affiliate.

The father/son duo will face off on Saturday, February 9 at Greater Nevada Field as Reno 1868 FC takes on the San Jose Earthquakes. Kick-off is slated for 12:15 p.m. and ticket for the match are available at the Greater Nevada Field Ticket Office or at

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