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.