U.S. Abroad: 'Gringo' Torres is back on top at Tigres

Jose Torres has not played for the USA for more than three years, but he continues to have an outstanding career in Mexico. "El Gringo," now in his 11th season in Liga MX at the age of 28, started again for Tigres in a 1-0 win at Guadalajara that extended its unbeaten start to the Torneo Apertura to 10 games.

Jose Torres Titles:
LIGA MX
Tigres (2015-16 Apertura)
CAMPEON DE CAMPIONES
Tigres (2016)
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Pachuca (2010)
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP
Pachuca (2008)

Torres has started eight of the 10 games for Tigres, which leads Tijuana by four points with one more game played. Xolos faces Queretaro on Wednesday. Tigres is the defending Apertura champion. He played in the final Tigres won over UNAM on penalty kicks.

His 262 Liga MX appearances are the most by any American. He came back from a back injury that sidelined him for the first half of 2015.

He's not only won Liga MX but he's the only American to win both the Concacaf Champions Cup and its successor tournament, the Concacaf Champions League, which he did with Pachuca.

MEXICO, Liga MX
TUESDAY:
Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), 81 minutes, 5-1 at Morelia
Jose Torres (Tigres), 61 minutes, 1-0 at Guadalajara
Marco Vidal (Veracruz), 70 minutes, 2-3 at Puebla
WEDNESDAY:
Paul Arriola (Tijuana), vs. Queretaro
Jonathan Bornstein (Queretaro), at Tijuana
Edgar Castillo (Monterrey), vs. Santos
Diego De la Tejera (Leon), vs. Chiapas
Greg Garza (Tijuana), vs. Queretaro
Luis Gil (Queretaro), at Tijuana
Miguel Ibarra (Leon), vs. Chiapas
Amando Moreno (Tijuana), vs. Queretaro
Michael Orozco (Tijuana), vs. Queretaro
Jorge Villafana (Santos), at Monterrey
William Yarbrough (Leon), vs. Chiapas
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