Good news! Chivas USA forward Erick Torres, one of MLS' leading scorers to this point in the 2014 season, was named to the 2014 MLS All-Star roster. The Mexican youngster, who has scored 13 goals in 18 league games this year, including goals in the Goats' last five games, has gotten his first All-Star selection in the first year for which he's available, after joining the team in the midseason last year.
It's interesting to note that Cubo was not selected by All-Star coach Caleb Porter, but instead by MLS Commissioner Don Garber, who gets two selections every year. Torres was selected by the Commissioner, along with Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri.
"I don't have words to express how excited I feel right now," said Torres in a club statement. "I am very thankful to Commissioner Garber, my coaches and teammates for helping me reach this goal. It's an honor to be thought of as one of the best players in such a demanding league. I am excited to represent Chivas USA and MLS against Bayern Munich, one of the great clubs in the world."
Cubo is the first CUSA player to be named an MLS All-Star since 2012, when Dan Kennedy represented the Goats. Torres will also be joined by another club teammate, in a sense, during the All-Star festivities, with forward Caleb Calvert getting called up to the first annual Homegrown game, which will be played two days before the All-Star Game.
The 2014 MLS All-Star Game will take place Wednesday, August 6, in Portland's Providence Park, against Bayern. The game will be at 6:30 pm PT on ESPN2 and UniMas.
Congrats to Cubo! The honor is well-deserved, and Chivatown will be following you in Portland at the ASG!
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