2. Erick Torres
Pos: F | Chivas USA | Age: 21
Last Year in 24U24: N/A
2014 Stats: Matches Played: 25 | Goals: 14 | Assists: 1
Castrol Index (as of 9/24/14): #35
Earlier this season, “Cubo” couldn’t miss: He fired home 14 goals in the first 19 games of the season, including a record-tying 6-game scoring streak. It was enough to get the youngster noticed by Mexico manager Miguel Herrera, who gave him his international debut this month. But Torres, like the Goats themselves, has hit a dry patch: He hasn’t scored since July 20.
What the technical staffers say: "I can't imagine where Chivas would be without him. He's carried that team and he hasn't been given a ton of chances. On another team, he'd probably be up with the Golden Boot leaders. But he's only got one year under his belt: Can he do it year after year?"
What Opta Sports says: Has scored 61 percent of his team’s goals this season, a greater percentage than any other player.
- READ: Mexico manager full of praise for "phenomenal" debutant Cubo
- WATCH: Torres wins it with a bicycle-kick goal
- WATCH: Stunning one-time volley goal from Cubo