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Lindsey Wasson

Major League Soccer names Seattle Sounders defender Román Torres to Week 31 Team of the Week

Major League Soccer on Monday named Seattle Sounders defender Román Torres to its Week 31 Team of the Week for his match-winning display against Minnesota United on Sunday.

The Panamanian center back notched his first-ever MLS goal in the 29th minute, nodding a cross from Joevin Jones past Minnesota goalkeeper Vito Mannone. Starting his first match since the team’s 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on July 27, Torres was a key contributor as he battled with Darwin Quintero and Ángelo Rodríguez all afternoon. With one block, one interception, four recoveries and six clearances, he played a critical role in Seattle collecting its tenth shutout of the 2019 season.

With the win, the Rave Green secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference for the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. After the international break, Seattle will host FC Dallas in a Round One tilt at CenturyLink Field on October 19 at 12:30 p.m. PT. Single-match tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, October 7, at 2:00 p.m. PT at or by calling 877-MLS-GOAL.