Word on Dynamo forward Erick "Cubo" Torres is tough to find these days. The 22-year old Mexican, after signing with the Dynamo in December 2014, went on to appear in just five Liga MX matches for Chivas de Guadalajara, scoring two goals in the process. Upon the completion of Chivas' season, the forward was free to join Houston ahead of the July 8th opening of the MLS transfer window.
But allegations of sexual assault have appeared to complicate matters. Mexican press have alluded to Torres' potential prosecution, based on an incident reported by Guadalajara paper Cancha, as a reason that the player's US work visa could be delayed or worse. Since that initial report, information has been fairly thin, with Mexican outlets reporting unsourced events and no official word handed from any of the parties, except for Cubo's denial of the alleged events.
After reaching out to Dynamo president Chris Canetti late last week, Dynamo Theory has been given an official statement regarding Houston's position in the Cubo Torres matter:
It is a priority for the club to have Cubo Torres in market and available to train and play at the earliest opportunity. We have been working diligently to make this happen for the opening of the transfer window. We are confident that we are moving in the right direction. We'll have an update with further information soon.
The club nor any other parties have released any further comments at this time. With July 8th's transfer window opening next Wednesday, fans will not have to wait much longer to see if the forward will be ready in time for July 10th's match versus San Jose Earthquakes.
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