Thank you Román

Seattle Sounders defender Román Torres signs with Inter Miami

Seattle Sounders postseason hero Román Torres signed a contract with expansion side Inter Miami on Sunday as a free agent. Torres, 33, had spent the past five seasons with Seattle. A big-bodied defender with a knack for shining in clutch moments, Torres won two MLS Cups with the Rave Green and scored the decisive penalty kick to give the Sounders their first Cup in 2016.

The Panama native signed with the Sounders in August 2015, making just four appearances before suffering a season-ending ACL injury. He returned the following September and helped the Sounders achieve one of the greatest turnarounds in league history en route to the 2016 title. In total, Torres made 80 total appearances, including 14 in the MLS Cup Playoffs, and recorded two assists and one goal. Torres will face his former club when Seattle makes its first visit to South Florida on August 28. 

Heading into February's SCCL matchup against CD Olimpia, Xavier Arreaga is the lone center back under contract.