Erick Torres

Erick Torres
Erick Torres
Erick Torres
Houston Dynamo
Real Name: Erick Torres
HT: 5' 11" WT: 168
Age: 22 (01/19/1993)
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Designated Player on Dec. 23, 2014; currently on loan with C.D. Guadalaraja

2014 MLS: MLS All-Star; assisted Bradley Wright-Phillips' equalizing goal vs. Bayern Munich … Finalist for MLS Player of the Year at Premios Univision Deportes … Started 29 games for Chivas USA … Scored 15 goals (T-7th most in MLS) in regular season … Scored in six consecutive matches from 6/8-7/20 … Scored in eight of first 10 matches in 2014, including a penalty kick vs. Houston on 5/3 … Scored 17th career MLS goal vs. Real Salt Lake on 6/28, making him the all-time Mexican-born scoring leader in MLS … Scored 15th goal at Seattle on 9/28, breaking Ante Razov's club single season scoring record … OPEN CUP: Substituted on in the 77th minute of Chivas USA's penalty shootout loss to Carolina RailHawks on 6/14

2013 MLS: Loaned to Chivas USA from Chivas Guadalajara on July 10 … Made 15 starts and scored seven goals … Scored in each of his first two matches for Chivas USA (7/17 vs. Toronto FC, 7/28 at Seattle Sounders) … Scored two goals in back-to-back matches (8/25 vs. New York Red Bulls, 9/1 at Vancouver Whitecaps)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2012-13: 20 appearances (9 starts) for Chivas Guadalajara in Liga MX, scoring one goal … Made three appearances (two starts) and scored one goal in CONCACAF Champion's League … 2011-12: 25 appearances (20 starts) in Liga MX … Seven goals scored … Started three matches in Copa Libertadores … 2010-11: 20 appearances (19 starts), six goals … Scored in first Súper Clásico against Club América in 3-0 victory on 4/10

INTERNATIONAL: Mexican international (3 caps, 1 goal) … 2014: Received first senior national team call-up and made first appearance starting for Mexico vs. Bolivia in a friendly on 9/10; played full 90 minutes in 1-0 win … Subbed on in 78th minute in 2-0 win over Honduras on 10/9 … Scored first international goal in 89th minute of 1-0 win over Panama on 10/12 … Started all four matches at Central American and Caribbean Games from 11/18-28 with Mexico U-21s; scored five goals, including two in championship match … 2012: Made three appearances (1 start) for Mexico U-23s as they won CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament … Scored one goal, a stoppage time winner vs. Panama … 2011: Appeared in all seven matches (four starts) as Mexico won 3rd place at 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia … At age 18, was the youngest player on the Mexico squad … Scored goal in 3-1 quarterfinal win over Colombia … Converted penalty in Round of 16 shootout against Cameroon … Participated in Toulon Tournament, as Mexico finished fourth … 2010: Participated in 2010 Milk Cup and finished in fourth place with Mexico U-17s … Third-youngest player on the squad at age 16

PERSONAL: Full name is Erick Estéfano Torres Padilla … His nickname, "El Cubo," is derived from the size and shape of his head … His distinctive robot goal celebration was inspired by the celebrations on EA Sports' FIFA video game

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Houston Dynamo11303391616510
2014Chivas USA292915251019532501941
2013Chivas USA1515713491452128630
Career Totals-5547224198314654843081
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