Dynamo forward Erick "Cubo" Torres set to start tonight for Mexico against United States in San Antonio
Houston Dynamo forward Erick "Cubo" Torres is set to make his fourth appearance for the Mexico national team tonight in a friendly against the United States at the Alamodome in San Antonio (7:30 p.m. CT, FOX SPORTS 1). Mexico national team head coach Miguel Herrera announced his scheduled lineup on Tuesday, and it pairs Torres up front with Pumas forward Eduardo Herrera.
Torres is currently on loan to his hometown club Chivas Guadalajara for the remainder of the Liga MX Torneo Clausura before joining the Dynamo this summer. Torres has five goals in all competitions during the loan with Chivas, including the game-winner in the Copa MX semifinals vs. Chiapas on March 18. The rivalry game between Mexico in the U.S. will be played before a sellout crowd of 52,000 at the Alamodome.
Torres made his Mexico national team debut in September against Bolivia and scored his first goal for El Tri against Panama a month later. The Guadalajara native scored 15 goals in 29 games in 2014, a Chivas USA club record for a single season. The 21-year-old joined Chivas USA on loan from Guadalajara in July 2013 and scored 22 goals in 44 appearances in one and a half seasons, the most goals by a Mexican-born player in MLS history.
Torres featured for Mexico youth national teams at the U-17, U-20 and U-23 levels before breaking into the senior team last year. At 18, he was the youngest member of the squad at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup as Mexico finished in third place.
In November, Torres scored five goals in four appearances, including two goals in the final versus Venezuela, as the Mexico U-21s won the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games.
Dynamo All-Access tonight: Hear from Giles Barnes, Rob Lovejoy, Randy Waldrum, Owen Coyle & Matt Jordan from 7-9 on 1560 AM
Tune in to Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 AM tonight from 7-9 p.m. for a new episode of Dynamo All-Access, presented by Houston Community College.
Dynamo broadcaster and host Glenn Davis will speak with several Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash personalities, including: Dynamo forward Giles Barnes, midfielder Rob Lovejoy, head coach Owen Coyle and general manager Matt Jordan after Houston's 3-0 victory against Montreal on Saturday. Dash head coach Randy Waldrum joins the show to discuss Friday's 2-0 win over Washington in the 2015 NWSL season opener.
Other gusts include Washington Post soccer reporter Steven Goff with insight on D.C. United, the Dynamo's opponent on Saturday, and former Blackpool F.C. athletic trainer Erin Morehead.
Dynamo All-Access is a weekly show on 1560 AM covering the Dynamo and Dash and usually airs on Wednesday or Thursday.
Behind the scenes of Houston Dynamo vs Montreal Impact. See exclusive footage from back of house, the tunnel & the touchline with Tunnel Vision.
Great game. Great night at BBVA Compass Stadium. Relive all the excitement from the Bud Light Beer garden to rookie Rob Lovejoy's 1st MLS goal with Dynamo TV.
With scoring down across Major League Soccer, it's clear that goalkeepers and their defenses have been hard at work this spring. And Week 6 brought another bevy of worthy contenders for MLS Save of the Week honors.
Leading off this week is the man who's been a fixture in this competition for nearly the entire season to date, Houston Dynamo shot stopper Tyler Deric. His latest nod comes from some sterling work in the Orange's 3-0 win over Montreal.
Deric has worthy competition in LA Galaxy star Jaime Penedo, who stood on his head to nab LA a 1-0 win over Seattle on Sunday. Former Galaxy 'keeper Donovan Ricketts, now with Orlando City, is also in the running thanks to a fine reaction save in the Lions' 2-0 win over Portland.
Or check out the glovework by Nick Rimando, the architect of Real Salt Lake's 0-0 road draw with Sporting KC. Then again, perhaps the alertness and technique shown by Luis Robles in New York's 2-2 comeback draw with D.C. United is more your flavor.
Vote HERE for your top save! The winner will be announced on Friday.
Voting runs until 11:59 pm PT on Thursday. For complete coverage of the MLS Save of the Week – including an archive of all of this season’s nominees and winners – click here.
The Dynamo attack's breakout performance against Montreal Impact helped propel Giles Barnes & Rob Lovejoy into the spotlight in Week 6, as both the striker & the rookie were named to MLS Team of the Week. Not one to be left out, GK Tyler Deric also made the bench with 5 saves to walk away with his 3rd clean sheet of the season.
Find out who else made the team below: (via MLSSoccer.com)
GK: Jaime Penedo (LA Galaxy) - Made 10 saves, more than half of them top-caliber, almost single-handedly ensuring Seattle left LA with nothing despite what Brad Evans called “their best game this year.”
M: Lloyd Sam (New York Red Bulls) – Aside from his opportunistic late leveler, RBNY's flying winger was sharp and menacing going forward all evening in D.C., as the Red Bulls came from behind to tie their Atlantic Cup rivals.
M: Perry Kitchen (D.C. United) – Two goals, both of them dispatched clinically and authoritatively, were the unexpected highlights of his performance. What wasn't surprising was his usual contribution of range and steel in deep midfield.
F: Giles Barnes (Houston Dynamo) – The Englishman came out to play on Saturday night. He was dangerous all night, taking six shots and using a flicked header to score Houston's opener.
F: Dominique Badji (Colorado Rapids) – Badji's work up front was tremendous all game, hounding the Dallas back line. Of course, it started with a goal in the 2nd minute.
Coach: Adrian Heath (Orlando City) – After some disappointing losses, Heath's team came to Portland to play and took home three points.
Bench: Tyler Deric (Houston Dynamo), Seb Hines (Orlando City), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy),Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Vincent Nogueira (Philadelphia Union), Matias Perez Garcia (San Jose Earthquakes), Cyle Larin (Orlando City)
The top goals from Week 6 of the Major League Season fall into two categories: long-range blasts from outside the penalty area and finishes from inside of six yards after team buildup.
You'll get to make your preference known by picking the winner of the AT&T MLS Goal of the Week award in the poll to the right.
For long-range strikes, there's Dillon Serna's lefty insurance goal in the Colorado Rapids' 4-0 demolition of FC Dallas. There's Perry Kitchen's low burner that gave D.C. United an ill-fated 2-0 lead against the New York Red Bulls. Finally, there's Houston Dynamo winger Rob Lovejoy curling a shot to the far post to wrap up a 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact.
On the buildup side, New York City FC put together some serious combination play before David Villa dribbled the ball into the net from close range in their 2-1 loss at Philadelphia. On Sunday night, Orlando City rookie Cyle Larin improvised a near-post finish with his chest to set the Lions on their way to a 2-0 win at the Portland Timbers.
Which did you like best? Vote now, and the winner will be announced on Friday based off your online votes.
Voting runs until 11:59 pm PT on Thursdays. For complete coverage of the AT&T MLS Goal of the Week — including an archive of all of this season's nominees and winners — click here.
Dash back to Opening Night & the Dash's 1st win in 2015. Relive all the excitement of the fan experience, Carli Lloyd's 1st goal with the team & more!
Watch highlights from Saturday night's victory over Montreal Impact + hear from Brad Davis, Giles Barnes & rookie Rob Lovejoy on the team finally opening up the attack.
Hear from Stephanie Ochs, Ella Masar & Kealia Ohai after Friday's opening night victory + watch highlights & get inside the post-game press conference with Randy Waldrum & Carli Lloyd.