Román Torres

Román Torres
Román Torres
Román Torres
Defender
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Real Name: Román Torres
HT: 6' 2" WT: 195
Pronunciation: roe-MAHN
International
Age: 31 (03/20/1986)
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
Hometown: Panama City, Panama

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 (Seattle): After sustaining a leg injury in September 2015, Torres returned to action nearly a full year later as a halftime sub at Portland (August 28). He then went on to flourish alongside Chad Marshall at center back during the home stretch, with Sounders FC finishing the regular season unbeaten in seven of eight contests. Including the postseason, Sounders FC allowed just 10 goals in Torres’ 13 starts. He cemented himself in franchise lore with the championship-clinching penalty kick against Toronto FC in the MLS Cup (December 10). The Panamanian captain was also called-in to his national side throughout 2016, pushing his cap mark to 99.

2015 (Millonarios/Seattle): Torres started all 17 of his appearances for Millonarios during the 2015 campaign, netting three goals. He scored in back-to-back contests – both game-winners – against Medellìn (May 9) and Sante Fe (May 17). He helped Millonarios to a fifth-place finish in the Apertura before falling to Deportivo Cali in the Semifinals of the Knockout Stage. Torres appeared in four league matches (four starts) after being signed by Sounders FC on August 12. The Panamanian made his club debut in 90 minutes of action and recorded an assist in a 4-0 win against Orlando City SC (August 16). He suffered a season-ending ACL injury in a 1-1 draw at San Jose (September 12). Torres underwent successful surgery on September 22. Following a successful campaign with the Panamanian National Team that produced a third-place finish in the 2015 Gold Cup, Torres was named to CONCACAF’s Best XI for 2015. 

2014 (Millonarios): The centerback started each of his 29 appearances in 2014, with his lone goal coming in a 3-1 win over former-club Atlètico Nacional (February 9). Millonarios finished second in the Apertura table with 33 points (10-5-3), but fell on penalties in the Semifinals to Atlètico Junior. Torres also appeared twice in the Copa Sudoamericana.

2013 (Millonarios): Torres made 33 appearances – all starts – and scored two goals. He was responsible for the lone score in a 1-0 win over Cùcuta Deportivo (August 28), as well as a stoppage-time winner in a 2-1 win over Boyacà Chicò (March 2). He led Millonarios to a runner-up finish at the 2013 Copa Colombia, appearing in three matches and scoring a goal in the first leg of the Final against Atlètico Nacional. Torres also made four appearances in the 2013 Copa Libertadores.

2012 (La Equidad / Millonarios): He started 32 of 33 total appearances for La Equidad and Millonarios. After appearing in 17 matches for La Equidad in the 2012 Apertura, Torres went on loan to Millonarios for the 2012 Clausura. There, Torres started all 16 of his appearances and led Millonarios to the Liga Àguila championship, finishing atop the table at 11-4-3 and defeating Medillìn in the Final.

2011 (Atlètico Nacional): In his lone season with Atlètico Nacional, Torres started 25 of 26 contests, scoring three goals, leading his club to the 2011 Apertura championship. Nacional finished third in the Apertura table with 33 points (10-5-3), then went on to defeat La Equidad 3-2 on aggregate in the Final.

2010 (Atlètico Junior): Torres captured the first of his three Colombian titles in 2010, leading Atlètico Junior to the 2010 Apertura title. The centerback started all 31 of his appearances as Junior went on to defeat Medellìn in the semifinals and La Equidad in the final.

2009 (La Equidad): In his second season with La Equidad, Torres started all 31 of his appearances and scored one goal. He scored his lone goal in a 2-2 draw with Envigado (August 30).

2008 (La Equidad): After making the move to Bogotà-based club La Equidad, Torres made 32 appearances and scored five goals. The centerback made an immediate impact for La Equidad, as the club captured the 2008 Copa Colombia title, defeating Once Caldas in the final.

2006-2007 (Cortulùa): Torres made the move to Cortulùa of the Colombian First Division, making 39 appearances over the course of two seasons and scoring six goals.

2005-2006 (San Francisco FC): After moving to San Francisco FC, Torres appeared in 33 matches and scored four goals for the La Chorrera-based club. Torres continued his winning ways, leading the club to a pair of Panamanian championships (2005 Clausura, 2006 Apertura).

2003-05 (Chepo FC): Torres appeared in 27 matches for the Panama City-based club, scoring five goals and helping Chepo FC win the 2003 Copa Rommel Fernandez.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Torres has 79 career caps for the Panamanian National Team, recording 12 international goals. He most recently captained Panama to a third-place finish at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup and scored in a 2-1 loss to Mexico in the Semifinal Round. He has appeared in qualifying matches for the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, and made his international debut in the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup against South Africa, where Panama finished second. He also led Panama to a second-place finish at the 2013 Gold Cup, as well as the Copa Centroamericana championship in 2009.

ACQUIRED

Torres was added to the Sounders FC roster as a Discovery Signing using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) on August 12, 2015.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017Seattle Sounders FC4301960403110
2016Seattle Sounders FC9807650615110
2015Seattle Sounders FC4403141224000
Career Totals-171501275112312220
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