HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Designated Player on Dec. 23, 2014.
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 prolific finishing in MLS, first with Chivas USA in 2014 and now with the Dynamo in 2017, has put him into the conversation on the fringe of the Mexican national team.
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: Has earned three caps and scored one 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