Chivas USA forward (hey, he's not joined another team just yet, though we realize the team no longer exists as such) Erick Torres has gotten another call-up from his country, this time for a tournament. Cubo is part of the squad for the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games, set to take place in Veracruz, Mexico, from Nov. 18-28.
The Central American and Caribbean Games is a regional Olympics, so lots of sports will be taking place during the event overall. In the case of the men's soccer tournament, it's technically a U-21 competition, but like the Olympics, teams are allowed to have up to three overage players.
Playing Jamaica, El Salvador, and Honduras in Group A of the eight-team tournament, Mexico is likely to be the favorite for the title, though they still have to play the games to get it done. Though the Central American and Caribbean Games take place every four years, the soccer tournament was canceled in 2010, so the defending champions are Colombia. However, los cafeteros aren't participating in the upcoming edition, with Haiti replacing them.
Cubo is one of two MLS players to make Mexico's 20-man squad, along with Real Salt Lake defender Carlos Salcedo. The team will begin training for the tournament Nov. 9 in Mexico City.
Congratulations to Cubo for making it back to a tournament with his country, and best of luck this month in Veracruz!
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