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Official: Erick "Cubo" Torres to join Houston Dynamo following current loan with Chivas de Guadalajara

From red-and-white to orange for Cubo.

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It's now officially official: the Houston Dynamo have won the Erick Torres sweepstakes.

The club announced on Tuesday that they have signed the former Chivas USA striker to a five-year Designated Player contract. As previously announced by Torres' original club, he will spend the coming 2015 Clausura Liga MX season with Chivas de Guadalajara before joining his new MLS team, presumably in July.

Cubo experienced a career resurgence after joining Chivas USA on loan starting in July 2013. In his season and a half with the Amerigoats, he scored 22 goals. In 2014, he broke CUSA's single-season scoring record, was named to (and played with) the MLS All-Star team, and received his first call-ups to the senior Mexican national team, where he scored his first goal for Miguel Herrera's men. Additionally, he helped Mexico's underage squad win the recent Central American and Caribbean Games tournament.

Congratulations to Cubo for getting paid, and congrats to the Dynamo for getting a damn good player. Here's hoping his career moves to ever-greater heights, and thanks very much, Cubo, for giving Chivas USA's final days a bit of brightness.

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