U.S. midfielder José Torres, who appeared for the U.S. at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and holds 26 international caps, lifted his second career Liga MX trophy as Tigres UANL defeated Pumas to take the 2015 Apertura championship.
With the victory, Torres follows Edgar Castillo and Ventura Alvarado to become the third American to win two Liga MX titles. He’s the second one to do it with two different clubs, after Castillo won the 2008 Clausura with Santos Laguna and 2012 Apertura with Club Tijuana. Alvarado won the 2013 Clausura and 2014 Apertura as a member of Club America.
Fellow U.S. internationals Joe Corona, Greg Garza and Herculez Gomez have also won Liga MX titles. Corona and Garza did so as teammates of Castillo at Tijuana, winning the 2012 Apertura. Gomez won with Santos Laguna in the 2012 Clausura.