Meet The Central American Soccer Star Who Helped Seattle Win Its First Title
Panamanian soccer star Roman Torres is having a really good December. After sitting out most of the Major League Soccer season with an ACL injury, the Seattle Sounders defender capped off his year in style.
In the final of the MLS Cup, Torres was tasked with converting a high-pressure penalty shot that would make the Sounders MLS champions. Here’s how he did:
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 11, 2016
Torres calmly shot the ball into the back of net and the Seattle Sounders won their first MLS Cup.
Here’s how he celebrated:
Favorite video from last night. Román Torres celebrating and talking about that last penalty. pic.twitter.com/JuI8K5JRU1
— Arch Bell (@ArchBell) December 11, 2016
Now, Torres has another reason to celebrate.
Gracias a Dios por este dia tan especial ⚽⚽⚽ pic.twitter.com/xPv1b8qLv4
— Román Torres (@romantorres05) December 14, 2016
Torres was recently voted FutbolMLS.com’s Latino del Año, beating out Costa Rica’s Ronald Matarrita and Mexico’s Giovani dos Santos. He’s the first player from Panama to win the award.
The 30-year-old is probably hoping to carry that form into 2017, where he and the Panamanian national team are looking to book a ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Feliz por mis 100 partidos con mi país ?? motivo que da a seguir luchando ?? Vamos Panamá ?? pic.twitter.com/7zims4pI7f
— Román Torres (@romantorres05) November 15, 2016