Cubo notches first Career Hat Trick Saturday against NY Red Bulls

Written By: Kyle Roberts
(Photo Credit: Ashley Suarez/ The SkyBoat)
(Houston, TX) Erick “Cubo” Torres can be considered as one of the most dynamic players in the league, and he has given Houston a reason to believe this season. Now that he is healthy, Cubo has a chance to prove what he is made of. Although Torres is young, he is no slouch to competing at a high level.

Cubo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and started playing in Liga MX with Chivas De Guadalajara in 2010 at the ripe age of 17. With the team, Torres played 65 games and scored 14 goals and also helped the team reach the semifinals of the Liga MX playoffs. He spent three years playing in Guadalajara before he came to the MLS.
In the MLS, Cubo Torres started his career with Chivas USA on a loan from Guadalajara. Torres spent two seasons with Chivas USA (2013 and 2014). In two seasons, Torres scored 22 goals and added two assists in 44 games with Chivas. In 2014, he was also named to the MLS All-Star team.

Cubo made the move to Houston in 2015 where he has been a huge threat ever since. So far in his career with the Dynamo he has only played 26 games with the club and has only six goals which have all come from this season and he has also added two assists, one in each of the previous seasons.

Cubo has no shortage of international experience. He has four caps and notched one goal for the Mexican National Team. Cubo also has some Olympic experience under his belt as he played one game in the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. He hopes to have another great season and add more experience at the international level this year. Erick also has the most goals scored by any Mexican-born player in MLS history. That is quite an impressive accomplishment only being 24 years of age.

Erick Torres has been looking extremely good since the start of the 2017 regular season. He has managed to score six goals in just four games so far. He has at least one goal in every game they have played so far this season. After a couple of injury-ridden seasons, Erick Torres will be trying to prove himself as a legitimate threat as one of the better shooters in the league.

The Mexican-born forward has a tough test to start off April against a decent Red Bulls defense. The young Forward will need to cut through names like Sal Zizzo, Aaron Long, Damien Perrinelle, and Kemar Lawrence. Torres will also need to shoot against a strong goalie in Luis Robles who has two shutout wins already this season.

Coming up this season Torres will be a definite key to success for the Dynamo if they want to make a run at a title. There are still a few question marks surrounding Cubo’s durability, but if he can stay healthy, he will have a remarkable season. The schedule reveals that Torres will have some tough games ahead of him this season as he will have a tough one on May 20th as The Dynamo will travel to Atlanta and Cubo will have to conquer Alec Kann who leads the league with 14 saves and Kann also has two shutouts on the season. Torres will also have another challenge on August 26th as The Dynamo will face off against Sporting KC and he will have to beat Tim Melia who is second in the league for most saves with 13.

Another question mark for Cubo is if we can see him share the ball more this season. He only has four assists in his career and none so far this year. We know Cubo Torres is an elite scorer, but we will have to see if he can share the ball and help the team get the trophy at the end of the season.

Torres notched another great goal off of a penalty kick in the first half against New York, making it his fourth of the season and his fourth goal in a Houston Dynamo jersey. He also shot another beautiful goal in the second half to put them up 3-1. To put the game in the bag for the Dynamo in the 89th minute he scored off of a free kick giving him his first career hat trick. He is now also the league leader in goals scored.

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