Mexican International Erick “Cubo” Torres returns to Liga MX after finishing his three-year stint with MLS’s Houston Dynamo. Current league leaders Pumas UNAM, who finished 0-0 with Club America over the weekend in the Clasico Capitalino, made it official today by posting this photo on Twitter welcoming him to the team. Cubo’s move to Pumas was for a fee, which they have yet to release. With the move, the Houston Dynamo regain a designated player’s spot.
Limited call ups by Juan Carlos Osorio, two loan spells at Liga MX with only two goals to show, and not starting consistently for the Houston Dynamo while scoring 14 times in 53 appearances, Cubo Torres joins after not having the best of times in MLS.
Once a promising Mexico National Team prospect, Cubo has taken a step back since his break out year at Chivas U.S.A. This was in 2013-2014, where he scored 22 times in 44 appearances in a team that has since gone under.
At Pumas, Cubo Torres will look to regain his best form, but it could prove tough for the 25-year-old, as Pumas have some of the most efficient forwards in the league. One in Chilean striker Nicolas Castillo, who scored 17 times last year, and another in Matias Alustiza, who has scored 64 goals combined in Liga MX over the past seven years.
National team wise, his opportunity may have passed. The list of players called up for the National Team friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 31 included promising and young Mexican forwards. Forwards such as Henry Martin from Club America and Victor Guzman from Pachuca. Time will tell if Cubo can regain his form on a permanent deal in one of the most exciting leagues in the world.
What do you think? Is this a good move for Pumas?