Torres scored the winner against Chivas USA.
Gabriel Torres has scored in his first appearance for the Colorado Rapids in a reserve match against Chivas USA. The Panamanian striker entered the fray in the 69th minute and hit the winner for the visitors 15 minutes later.
Torres is Colorado’s first Designated Player, his DP status comes from a combination of his salary and acquisition costs and he also occupies an International spot on Colorado’s roster.
Torres arrived at the Rapids after joining Landon Donovan and Chris Wondolowski at the top of the 2013 Gold Cup scoring charts with five goals last month, including a two-goal performance in a group-stage victory over Mexico in early July. Torres’ arrival from Panamanian club San Francisco had been a long and arduous process after reported interest in the player from France and Mexico helped prolong the transfer saga, but fans will be happy to see him already scoring.
Colorado’s next MLS appointment is against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, where Torres will hope to kick his MLS career off. Vancouver will be riding high on confidence after defeating the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 last Saturday, while Colorado laboured to a 1-0 win in a bad tempered game against Chivas USA.