HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Designated Player on Dec. 23, 2014. Loaned to Cruz Azul on September 3, 2016.
A true fox in the box striker who has a great burst of speed. Has the ability to find a small opening and finish difficult opportunities. His finishing of MLS has put him into the conversation on the fringe of the Mexican National Team.
- HoustonDynamo.com: Torres's Bio
- Dynamos Torres Working Hard to Regain Top Form Ahead of a Massive 2016
PROFESSIONAL: Joined Chivas USA on loan in 2013 where he scored in half his appearances and then went on to a 2014 MLS All-Star appearance while scoring 15 goals.
OUTSIDE MLS: Over 60 appearances for Chivas Guadalajara has scored some big goals for them including Copa MX and "Super Clasico" wins.
INTERNATIONAL: 3 caps and 1 goal for the senior Mexican National Team. Was the youngest player on the Mexico squad that won 3rd place at the 2011 U-20 World Cup.
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