American Exports: Jose Torres taken off at halftime as Tigres UANL battle to draw vs. Queretaro
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Jose Torres was taken off at halftime on Friday as Tigres UANL came from two goals down to tie Querétaro 2-2 in the Liga Bancomer MX.
Torres was substituted out by coach Ricardo Ferretti for Argentine Guido Pizarro with Tigres already 1-0 down, after playing the first 45 on the left-hand side of central midfield alongside Carlos Salcido.
The US international completed a high pass ratio and went close to opening the scoring in the 17th minute when he hit a right foot shot from outside the area that slid wide of the left-hand post.
Torres sent another effort wide in the 40th as Tigres – for whom Jonathan Bornstein didn’t suit up – moved temporarily to ninth in the league table.
The game at Estadio Corregidora was Torres’ ninth start in Tigres’ 11 games so far in the Apertura championship.
Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America for MLSsoccer.com. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.