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Erick "Cubo" Torres scores two as Mexico take gold medal in Central American and Caribbean Games tournament

The star striker played a big role in bringing a tournament title to El Tri.

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After 90 minutes of play on Friday night, Mexico's U-21 squad easily defeated Venezuela 4-1 and collected the gold medal in the 2014 Central America and Caribbean Games tournament final.

Mexico dominated the match and had Erick "Cubo" Torres to thank for his brace in the game. The 21-year-old striker scored two late in the game for Mexico and was able to secure the victory for his national team over the South American squad.

Cubo finished the tournament with five goals in just four games for El Tri, tied for best overall in the tournament with Honduras' Eddie Hernandez, and appears to be continuing his scoring momentum that he initiated earlier in MLS with Chivas USA.

Considering his recent accomplishments with the national team, it will be fascinating to see the influence that Cubo will have with the national team in the near future.

The Central American and Caribbean Games title is Mexico's first tournament win since the 2012 London Olympics. That, too, was an underage tournament.


Mexico: Angel Zaldivar 10', Raul Lopez 15', Erick Torres 34', Erick Torres 79'

Venezuela: Andres Ponce 81'

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