Mexico National Team forward who has 4 caps and 1 goal at the senior international level. Scored 22 goals in 44 appearances with Chivas USA from 2013-14 before signing as a Designated Player on December 23, 2014. His 28 goals are the most in Major League Soccer history by a Mexican-born player. MLS All-Star in 2014. Nicknamed "Cubo."
2017 MLS: Ranks second in MLS with nine goals through 12 team games ... Came on as a substitute and netted his ninth goal of the year on a penalty kick in the 90th minute at Atlanta on May 20 ... Returned to the field and scored his eighth goal of the season on a penalty kick in a 2-1 win over Vancouver on May 12 ... Missed his first game of the season due to a concussion in 4-0 win vs. Orlando City SC on May 6 ... Scored game winning goal in a 2-0 win vs. San Jose Earthquakes on Apr. 15 ... Tailed his first assist of the season in FW Mauro Manotas' first goal of the season in a 2-2 tie vs. Minnesota United FC ... Has started in all seven games of the 2017 season and scored at least one goal in each of the first four games, giving him the longest such streak by a single Dynamo player ... Scored his first career hat-trick in a 4-1 win vs. New York Red Bulls (April 1), this was the seventh hat-trick scored by a Dynamo player ... Named MLS Player of the Week and Team of the Week for Week 5 ... Became the seventh player in Dynamo history to score in three consecutive games and tied the longest streak of consecutive games with a goal in club history with a penalty kick goal at Portland on March 18 ... Nominated for MLS Goal of the Week in Week 1 and Week 2 ... Scored the first of the season for the Dynamo on a free kick in a 2-1 win vs. Seattle Sounders FC on March 4
2016 MLS: Played in 11 games (4 starts) for the Dynamo and notched one assist … Joined Cruz Azul (Liga MX) on loan for the remainder of 2016 on 9/3 … Made his first start of the season on 5/7 vs. Sporting Kansas City and recorded the game-winning assist in his 57 minutes
2015 MLS: Played in 11 games with three starts for the Dynamo, and registered one assist … Made first regular-season appearance with Dynamo as substitute in 3-0 home win vs. LA Galaxy on 7/25 ... OPEN CUP: Made Dynamo debut as substitute in 3-1 loss at Sporting Kansas City in quarterfinals of U.S. Open Cup ... LOAN: Loaned back to hometown club Chivas de Guadalajara for 2015 Liga MX Torneo Clausura, where he scored five goals in 14 total appearances ... scored two goals in five appearances in Liga MX ... tallied three goals in nine appearances in Copa MX.
2014 MLS: MLS All-Star; assisted Bradley Wright-Phillips' equalizing goal vs. Bayern Munich … Finalist for MLS Player of the Year at Premios Univision Deportes … Started 29 games for Chivas USA … Scored 15 goals (T-7th most in MLS) in regular season … Scored in six consecutive matches from 6/8-7/20 … Scored in eight of first 10 matches in 2014, including a penalty kick vs. Houston on 5/3 … Scored 17th career MLS goal vs. Real Salt Lake on 6/28, making him the all-time Mexican-born scoring leader in MLS … Scored 15th goal at Seattle on 9/28, breaking Ante Razov's club single season scoring record … OPEN CUP: Substituted on in the 77th minute of Chivas USA's penalty shootout loss to Carolina RailHawks on 6/14
2013 MLS: Loaned to Chivas USA from Chivas Guadalajara on July 10 … Made 15 starts and scored seven goals … Scored in each of his first two matches for Chivas USA (7/17 vs. Toronto FC, 7/28 at Seattle Sounders) … Scored two goals in back-to-back matches (8/25 vs. New York Red Bulls, 9/1 at Vancouver Whitecaps)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2012-13: 20 appearances (9 starts) for Chivas Guadalajara in Liga MX, scoring one goal … Made three appearances (two starts) and scored one goal in CONCACAF Champion's League … 2011-12: 25 appearances (20 starts) in Liga MX … Seven goals scored … Started three matches in Copa Libertadores … 2010-11: 20 appearances (19 starts), six goals … Scored in first Súper Clásico against Club América in 3-0 victory on 4/10
INTERNATIONAL: Mexican international (4 caps, 1 goal) … 2015: Played 90 minutes in 2-0 friendly loss vs. United States at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas ... 2014: Received first senior national team call-up and made first appearance starting for Mexico vs. Bolivia in a friendly on 9/10; played full 90 minutes in 1-0 win … Subbed on in 78th minute in 2-0 win over Honduras on 10/9 … Scored first international goal in 89th minute of 1-0 win over Panama on 10/12 … Started all four matches at Central American and Caribbean Games from 11/18-28 with Mexico U-21s; scored five goals, including two in championship match … 2012: Made three appearances (1 start) for Mexico U-23s as they won CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament … Scored one goal, a stoppage time winner vs. Panama … 2011: Appeared in all seven matches (four starts) as Mexico won 3rd place at 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia … At age 18, was the youngest player on the Mexico squad … Scored goal in 3-1 quarterfinal win over Colombia … Converted penalty in Round of 16 shootout against Cameroon … Participated in Toulon Tournament, as Mexico finished fourth … 2010: Participated in 2010 Milk Cup and finished in fourth place with Mexico U-17s … Third-youngest player on the squad at age 16
PERSONAL: Full name is Erick Estéfano Torres Padilla … His nickname, "El Cubo," is derived from the size and shape of his head … His distinctive robot goal celebration was inspired by the celebrations on EA Sports' FIFA video game