Erick "Cubo" Torres brought his torrid club form with him on international duty with Mexico, rescuing a listless El Tri with the only goal in their 1-0 win over Panama.
The 21-year-old, who was a second-half sub for Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, slotted home from close-range after Panama 'keeper Oscar MacFarlane juggled a long blast from midfielder Miguel Herrera. Oribe Peralta was first to the rebound, but MacFarlane could only redirect Peralta's header into the path of the lurking Torres, who made no mistake.
MLS fans, who have watched the Chivas USA striker hit for 15 goals this season, know what came next:
The strike was Torres' first goal for the senior Mexican national team.
FC Dallas veteran Blas Perez started and got 73 minutes up top for the visitors.