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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2017 TexSport Publications
HOUSTON, TEXAS (July 4, 2017) Houston Dynamo forward Erick Torres (No. 9, shown right) has been added to Mexican National Team roster for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He was called up for international play after Alan Pulido injured his shoulder playing in an international friendly match against Paraguay this past Saturday (July 1).
Torres will join "El Tri" following the Dynamo's game against the Montreal Impact on Wednesday night, July 5, at BBVA Compass Stadium at 7:30 p.m. CDT. He is the fourth Dynamo player to be called in by their respective national teams for the Gold Cup. The trio of midfielder Boniek García and forwards Alberth Elis and Romell Quioto have been called up by Honduras for the duration of the tournament.
Torres has represented Mexico in multiple international tournaments at the youth level, yet the Gold Cup will be the 24-year-old’s first tournament at the senior international level. Torres has played at the senior level in four friendly matches and scored one goal, which came on October 12, 2014 when he scored the game-winning goal in a friendly match against Panama.