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Rapids sign another de la Torre

the brother of current Rapids starter Antonio -- to a contract.

David de la Torre was most recently with Bucaramanga of the Colombian first division, and inked his deal with MLS after spending the last four weeks on trial with the Rapids. He came through the Atlas youth system in Mexico, and while he never appeared in a top-flight match in Mexico, he played in the Primera 'A' (second division) with Oaxaca, Acapulco and Jaguares before moving to Bucaramanga. He was also part of the Mexican national team at the under-20 and under-23 levels.

The 5-foot-11 de la Torre is a left-sided player and can play as a fullback or flank midfielder, or in a defensive midfield. A holder of dual citizenship (U.S. and Mexico), he will not count as a foreign player for the Rapids.

Like his brother David, de la Torre's soccer lineage can be traced throughout his family. His father Antonio de la Torre Sr. played for many years in the Mexican first division in the 70s for clubs such as Pumas, America and Puebla, and he was also part of the Mexican national team in the 1978 FIFA World Cup. One of his uncles, "Yayo", is currently the head coach for Santos Laguna of the Mexican first division, while his other uncle, "Chepo" is the assistant coach for Leo Beenhakker at Club America.

David de la Torre

No. 12 / Defender

Ht: 5-11

Wt: 170

Date of Birth: March 16, 1981 in Cuernavaca, Mexico

Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico

Previous Clubs: Atlas (Primera (first) Division/MEX), Oaxaca (Primera 'A'/MEX), Acapulco (Primera 'A'/MEX), Jaguares (Primera 'A'/MEX), Bucaramanga (first division/COL)


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