Torres Signs With Hoops

Torres Signs With Hoops

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 22, 2009
  • 6 Comments
  • Player Signings, Winter Transfers

Talk about making some moves, FC Dallas has been very busy lately in the roster changes department. Schellas Hyndman is pulling out as many stops as possible and now he has looked to have possibly sured up his defense even more.

The club announced today that they have signed Costa Rican center back Danny Torres. A more formal announcement will come soon.

The 31-year-old has played all over during his career after starting out with Costa Rican-side Deportiva Saprissa in 1996. Some may recall his time with the Columbus Crew (01-03). After leaving MLS he returned to Saprissa again in ’03 before heading to Europe with Tromso IL (Norway) and Bodens BK (Sweden) in 2005. He then came back to MLS with Real Salt Lake from ’06-07 before heading to Norway again last year.

I’m honestly trying to recall Torres with RSL a couple years ago. Maybe some RSL fans can remind us how good or bad Torres was for them. On the surface I like the move because as we all know Dallas needed to work on their defense this winter and so far they have done so. Whether or not it will translate well on the field remains to be seen though.

  • John

    He was pretty good when he wasn't injured. I remember a few bad mistakes, but that was two years ago when the entire team was pretty bad. <br />
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    Glad to see he's back in the MLS, though. Best wishes to him.

  • He was pretty good when he wasn’t injured. I remember a few bad mistakes, but that was two years ago when the entire team was pretty bad.

    Glad to see he’s back in the MLS, though. Best wishes to him.

  • Franz

    Ditto to what John said. For the most part, he was a solid player. But seemed to be prone to mistakes/mental lapses every now and then. If he could/has overcome those mistakes, he could be a respectable MLS defender.

  • Franz

    Ditto to what John said. For the most part, he was a solid player. But seemed to be prone to mistakes/mental lapses every now and then. If he could/has overcome those mistakes, he could be a respectable MLS defender.

  • joel

    I spoke to my Costa Rican friend who is very knowlegable of Tico soccer. He told me that he has not heard much about him. I do know that he was playing in Norway but did not know he played for RSL.

  • I spoke to my Costa Rican friend who is very knowlegable of Tico soccer. He told me that he has not heard much about him. I do know that he was playing in Norway but did not know he played for RSL.