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Jose Torres

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A quick and crafty midfielder, Torres brings quick feet and effective passing to the U.S. midfield. Able to play either centrally or as a wide midfielder, the left-footed Torres had his dream come true when he started against Slovenia in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. After being courted by Peter Nowak for the 2008 Olympic team, the Texas native made his debut in a national team camp in October 2008. Having joined the Pachuca system at the age of 16, he is a frequent contributor to Los Tuzos and has played in both the 2008 and 2010 FIFA Club World Cups.

  • Named Man of the Match for his performance in the 1-0 loss against Costa Rica on Sept. 2, 2011
  • Started in the 2-2 draw against Slovenia in the 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Part of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup squad, Torres featured five times in World Cup qualifying during 2009
  • Made his full national team debut for the USA as a substitute in the 6-1 World Cup qualifying victory against Cuba on Oct. 11, 2008, at RFK Stadium
  • A fixture for Pachuca's midfield, in 2010 he helped Los Tuzos to their second CONCACAF Champions League Final in three years
2011: Started each game he played for the U.S., consecutive matches against Mexico, Costa Rica and Belgium … Earned Man of the Match honors for his 90-minute performance in the 1-0 loss against Costa Rica on Sept. 2 … 2010: Started in the 2-2 draw against Slovenia on June 18 that kept the USA’s hopes of advancing alive … Made a total of four appearances … In the first XI on March 3 against the Netherlands … Played in both of the USA’s matches in the Send-Off series, starting in the 4-2 loss on May 25 against Czech Republic … Entered at halftime of the 2-1 win against Turkey four days later … 2009: Made a career-high five appearances … All five appearances came during the final round of FIFA World Cup qualifying … Came on as a late sub in the USA’s dramatic final day qualifier against Costa Rica, helping the team to come-from-behind and finish first in CONCACAF FIFA World Cup qualifying … Was a member of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup squad … 2008: Made his debut for the United States when he entered in the 68th minute of the 6-1 qualifying victory against Cuba on Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C. … Earned his first start four days later, going the distance in the 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago in Port of Spain … First Appearance: Oct. 11, 2008, vs. Cuba … First Goal: None.
2011: Suffered a metatarsal injury and had surgery on Sept. 21, which kept him out for the remainder of the Apertura … Started six of the seven Apertura matches in which he featured … Played in 13 games in the Clausura, including 12 starts … 2010: A regular either as a starter or sub, he appeared in 14 matches in the Apertura … Started and went the distance in both legs of their quarterfinal loss to Monterrey … Represented Pachuca at the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup, starting in the group matches on Dec. 10 against TP Mazembe and Dec. 15 against Al Wahda …Played in 17 matches in the 2010 Clausura, including both legs of the semifinals against Toluca … A regular starter for Pachuca in the prestigious CONCACAF Champions League, he was in the first XI for both legs of the final, including the 1-0 victory on April 28 against Cruz Azul that secured the tournament title … 2009: Appeared in 12 games for Pachuca during the 2009 Apertura … Made 22 appearances during Pachuca’s run to the final of the 2009 Clausura … Scored one goal in 17 starts … 2008: After making his way through the ranks, he solidified his place in the first team, making 14 appearances in the 2008 Apertura and scoring his first goal … Played in all three matches in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup, including starts against Al Ahly and Liga de Quito … Played in 10 games in the 2008 Clausura … 2007: Made a total of three appearances for the first team … 2006: Made his debut in the Primera División when he entered as a substitute in the 1-1 draw against Toluca on Nov. 29.

Born to a Mexican father and a mother from the United States … Likes to listen to music before games … Rooms with fellow Texan Clint Dempsey during Men’s National Team road trips … Lists Enrique Meza as his most influential coach … His younger brother Guillermo Torres has been called into U-20 Men’s National Team camps.

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