Raul Gudiño’s contract with Chivas de Guadalajara is coming to an end at the end of this year. The Mexican goalkeeper acknowledged that he wanted to remain in Chivas, which will no longer have the player’s services in the 2022 Apertura.
“It was my idea to stay in Chivas , to be in this institution and the only thing I can say is that I arrived playing and unfortunately, due to the injury of a teammate, but I am also playing, which is the most important thing and that is what I will stay with” , he pointed.
It has been noted by various sources that Gonzalo Pineda, Atlanta United‘s head coach, will look to sign Gudiño and potentially give him the starting goalkeeper position.
The president of Liga MX, Mikel Arriola expressed that he expects to see more transfer loans between Liga MX and Major League Soccer (MLS). Following this statement, it might be clear that Gudiño’s next journey could end up in Atlanta.
Gudiño played in Chivas’s youth academy team from 2006 to 2014, before making a move to the European continent and signing with FC Porto on a ten-month loan. Later that year, Porto announced they had signed Gudiño on a permanent deal by triggering the buy option for €1.5 million.
On 11 February 2016, Gudiño joined União da Madeira on loan from FC Porto for the remainder of the season. On 31 August 2017, Gudiño signed with Cypriot side APOEL FC on a season-long loan. On 17 October, during the UEFA Champions League group-stage match against Borussia Dortmund, Gudiño came on as a substitute for Boy Waterman, becoming the first Mexican goalkeeper to play in a Champions League match.
On 26 May 2018, Gudiño rejoined Guadalajara after his year-long loan spell with APOEL. On 21 July, he made his debut against Tijuana in a 2–1 loss. On 30 September, during his first Súper Clásico against Club América, Gudiño would block Mateus Uribe’s stoppage-time penalty, keeping the score at 1–1. Following the match, manager José Saturnino Cardozo praised his performance, saying: “He is an excellent goalkeeper, he is growing as a goalkeeper, he has an imposing physique… I think [Mateus Uribe] was frightened by his physical appearance in the penalty box.”