Twenty-one goals ago, Chivas USA forward Erick “Cubo” Torres was making his home and club debut as he started and went the full 90 minutes in the Red-and-White’s match against Toronto FC on July 17, 2013. In said match, Torres began something special that would later take him to beat Major League Soccer’s all-time record as the top Mexican-born goal scorer, as well as tie Ante Razov’s single season scoring record of 14.
In the 78th minute of the lone match of the season against the Eastern Conference side, Torres received a pass from former Goat Tristan Bowen, and went on to place it through two Toronto FC defenders to score his first goal with Chivas USA. The tally not only marked the first for the Guadalajara native, but also symbolized the first win for the Red-and-White in 15 league games.
Even though Torres won’t be able to notch another goal against Toronto FC this season due to suspension, what other player would you like to see score in Sunday’s game? Leave a comment below!
Hace 21 goles, el delantero de Chivas USA Erick “Cubo” Torres estaba debutando en casa como titular y jugando los 90 minutos del partido de los Rojiblancos ante Toronto FC el 17 de Julio del 2013. En dicho encuentro, Torres dio comienzo a lo que se convertiría en el récord de todos los tiempos de la Major League Soccer como el mexicano con más goles en la historia de la liga, además de empatar a Ante Razov con el récord de goles en una temporada con 14 dianas.
Al minuto 78 del único encuentro de la temporada ante el club de la Conferencia del Este, Torres recibió un pase del exrojiblanco Tristan Bowen, balón que logró disparar entre dos defensas de Toronto FC para así anotar el primer gol para Chivas USA. El tanto no sólo marcó el primero del Tapatío, sino que además simbolizó el primer triunfo rojiblanco en 15 partidos emeleseros.
Aunque Torres no podrá marcar de nuevo cuando se enfrenten a Toronto FC esta temporada debido a que está suspendido, ¿a quién te gustaría ver anotar en el partido de este domingo? ¡Deja tu comentario abajo!
Just three days from Opening Match, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber will present his March to Soccer address and will be available to media via live stream on the MLS YouTube channel and Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 3 pm PT.
The commissioner's March to Soccer address will include the presentation of new league initiatives for 2013 and a Q&A with media members, according to a release from the league.
Watch Commissioner Garber’s address below starting at 3pm PT:
The first step moving towards Chivas USA’s 2013 season begins Monday afternoon as Major League Soccer will hold a Waiver Draft via conference call at 12:30 p.m. PT, with all clubs participating except for MLS Cup finalists Houston Dynamo and LA Galaxy. Each club will announce the results of the Waiver Draft separately.
As of Monday morning, the Goats have not yet released a list of players eligible for the draft; a full list of league-wide eligible players will be listed on the club’s site before the draft. Players available to Monday’s draft are those whom (1) are not in a club’s plans for 2013, and (2) are NOT re-entry draft eligible (the latter to be held Thursday, December 6). Such players will be available to clubs in the Waiver Draft via the waiver draft order. As with all players that clear waivers, any players not selected in the Waiver Draft will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Nov. 19, 2012 MLS Waiver Draft Selection Order (2012 finishes in brackets):
1. Toronto (23 pts)
2. Chivas USA (30 pts)
3. Portland (34 pts)
4. New England (35 pts)
5. Philadelphia (36 pts)
6. Colorado (37 pts)
7. FC Dallas (39 pts)
8. Montreal (42 pts)
9. Columbus (52 pts)
10. Vancouver (43 pts – Knockout Rd elimination)
11. Chicago (57 pts – Knockout Rd elimination)
12. Real Salt Lake (57 pts – Conference Semi elimination)
13. New York (57 pts – Conference Semi elimination)
14. Kansas City (63 pts – Conference Semi elimination)
15. San Jose (66 pts – Conference Semi elimination)
16. Seattle Sounders (56 pts – Conference Championship elimination)
17. DC United (58 pts – Conference Championship elimination)
18. Houston (53 pts – MLS Cup finalist)
19. LA Galaxy (54 pts – MLS Cup finalist)