The Houston Dynamo have signed 21-year old Erik Torres as their newest designated player. The deal with MLS is for five years per a tweet from Darrell Lovell.
However, Torres won't be joining the Dynamo right away. First, he will go on loan to Chivas Guadalajara for six months starting in January. He will be the third designated player for the club.
"I'm extremely excited to be joining the Houston Dynamo. It's one of the premier clubs in MLS and a place where I really wanted to sign," Torres said in a release. "I can't wait to join my teammates in Houston and continue their success on the field. I'd like to thank Lino Dicuollo of MLS, my agents Richard Motzkin and Rodrigo Morales of Wasserman, and Dynamo president Chris Canetti in making this deal happen."
Torres scored 15 goals in 29 games in 2014, a Chivas USA club record for a single season. The forward joined Chivas USA on loan from Guadalajara in July 2013 and scored 22 goals in 44 appearances in one and a half seasons.
"We are delighted to sign a such a talented young player with the scope and potential to improve further," Dynamo head coach Owen Coyle said in the same release. "For me, he is an outstanding player who does the toughest thing in soccer with ease, and that is to score goals. I look forward to working with him and helping to make him even better."
As is typical the financial terms of the deal have not been released.
ERICK "CUBO" TORRES
Full Name: Erick Estéfano "Cubo" Torres Padilla
Height: 5'11" Weight: 168 lbs.
Date of Birth: January 19, 1993
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Last Club: Chivas USA (on loan from C.D. Guadalajara)
How Acquired: Signed as a Designated Player on December 23, 2014
Jose de Jesus Ortiz reporting that the transfer fee is "in excess of $7 million."