Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rapids To Sign Gabriel Torres?

Both Chris Bianchi who writes for and a poster on BigSoccer who has had good information in the past are reporting that the Rapids are set to announce the signing of Panamanian striker Gabriel Torres in the near future.  Tim Hinchey seems to back that up with this tweet before tonight's Mexico-Panama Gold Cup semifinal:
Will be watching the Panama squad carefully! Wink wink
10 minutes ago Torres set up the go ahead goal for Panama, putting them up 2-1 in now the 70th minute.

Torres is 24 years old, and is one of Panama's top prospects.  He has been with Zamora FC in Venezuela the last couple of seasons, scoring 32 times in 68 appearances with them.  He's also been invited to train with Manchester United twice and Valencia C.F. once.  Torres has appeared 39 times for Panama (including tonight), scoring 7 times.

I wonder if former Rapids and current Panama assistant coach Jorge Dely Valdes had any help in this (Jorge's twin brother Julio is Panama's head coach).

UPDATE: Reportedly he'll be the Rapids first Designated Player.


Schmicker said...

congrats on the new DP

Jason Maxwell said...

Well, its not official yet.