Erick Torres Padilla future doubtful


After the demise of Chivas USA from the MLS, the future of striker Erick Torres Padilla has been in doubt with many linking him with a move to Europe.

The 21-year-old, though, has secured a stay in MLS after Houston Dynamo announced an agreement to keep him in the league. Mexico coach Miguel Herrera said that this was one of best decisions for the young striker since it would mean that he would get regular game time. Moving to Europe at this stage in his career would have severely impacted his international prospects, as Herrera says that he will pick up only players who play regularly for their clubs.

Since the MLS season does not begin in a few months, Erick Torres has currently moved to Mexican outfit Guadalajara on a loan spell in order to improve his fitness. Torres has signed a five-year contract with Houston Dynamo and he is one of clubs designated players. Last year was especially good for the 21-year-old has he managed to score 15 goals in 29 matches. This led to the call-up to the national team. He has scored one goal in three appearances for Mexico. Herrera recently signed a new long-term contract to keep him with the Mexican national team until 2018.

"Without a doubt, for his benefit and for me, [Cubo] should continue in MLS. It's his decision and his agent's and his family's, and what he thinks is best for him. What we want is for him to have the same activity he had this year.

I try to talk to them, make them feel good and I want them to have enough competitiveness. I think, without a doubt, that Erick has done an outstanding job here in MLS. MLS is a growing league and very strong, with very good teams and players," said Torres.