Mexican striker Cubo Torres had a great season for struggling MLS side Chivas USA last season, scoring 15 goals in 29 starts for the now defunct team.
Debate continues to rage about whether he will be playing in the MLS or in the Liga MX next season.
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Wherever he plays, he’s worth watching. To help bring you up to speed on the young 21-year-old, we’ve prepared four facts about him:
1) Football Family – His father Germán Torres played as a centre forward for Chivas reserves, while his older brother plays for a subsidiary of Pachuca.
2) The New Chicharito – Since Chivas’ former star Javier Hernandez went to Europe, Cubo Torres has had to deal with comparisons between the two that were often unhelpful. After recently scoring his first goal for the national team at 21 years 266 days old, compared to Hernandez’s 21 years 268 days old, the comparisions show no sign of abating anytime soon.
3) MLS’s Most Successful Mexican – His 22 career goals in the MLS makes him the highest scoring Mexican in the league’s history, surpassing surpassing the 19 goals scored by Carlos Hermosillo and 16 goals scored by Cuauhtemoc Blanco.
4) Celebrates Like Peter Crouch – Peter Crouch made the robot celebration famous whilst playing for Liverpool, and it’s a celebration now adopted by Torres. The reason…? While playing FIFA he couldn’t make the player do anything else after scoring a goal!