HOUSTON, Texas -- Erick "Cubo" Torres' first career hat trick in the Houston Dynamo's 4-1 thrashing of the New York Red Bulls almost didn't happen. His teammate, Honduras international Boniek Garcia, was the one who gave him the free-kick chance.
"To tell you the truth, [Torres] had given me the ball," said Garcia after the win. "He told me to take the free kick. But when he came back, I saw that he had a lot of confidence, so I told him to take it. And the goal happened."
With an eye toward the Mexico national team's participation in the Confederations Cup and Gold Cup, many of the country's most noteworthy names have a new opportunity to shine for their clubs after the international break.
Here, we take a look at some of the recent best and worst performances from the players chasing a place in Juan Carlos Osorio's national team rosters this summer.
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Expansion side Atlanta stays in the spotlight Saturday in just its third-ever match as an MLS franchise. Through two games, Atlanta has shown that the combination of South American coaching and young South American talent will be something to watch all year long.
Week two of the 2017 Major League Soccer season saw Houston Dynamo continue their good form while new boys Minnesota United suffer another heavy defeat! Jason Davis takes a look at the weekend's best and worst performances.
There's definitely a new energy in Houston, where the Dynamo are off to 2-0 start under new boss Wilmer Cabrera. After last week's surprising victory over the defending champion Seattle Sounders, Houston followed up with a resounding 3-1 win over Columbus Crew. Both wins...
With the MLS season kicking off on Friday, March 3rd, ESPN FC takes a look at all 11 Western Conference clubs' kits.Eastern Conference kits here.
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