The newest addition to Switchbacks FC brings World Cup expertise to Colorado Springs.
Jose Torres, a midfielder whose signing was introduced by Switchbacks FC on Wednesday afternoon, made 26 appearances with america males’s nationwide group. A type of appearances got here on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when Torres began a group-stage match towards Slovenia. He additionally helped the U.S. win the Gold Cup in 2013, the yr of his most up-to-date worldwide expertise.
“José shouldn’t be solely skilled on the highest ranges of the sport, he’s an skilled winner on the highest ranges of the sport. He brings distinctive expertise to the group and is an unimaginable human being that matches our tradition,” Switchbacks normal supervisor, Brian Crookham mentioned within the membership’s launch. “His signing is a serious step ahead for the membership as we glance to create a aggressive and entertaining product.”
Torres made his skilled debut in 2006 with Pachuca in Liga MX, the highest division in Mexico. After 151 appearances for Pachuca from 2006-2013, he moved to Tigres UANL and later Puebla. He was part of 4 Liga MX championship sides earlier than transferring the a U.S. membership for the primary time in his profession.
“I am trying ahead to assembly everybody and for the season to begin successful video games,” Torres mentioned.
Former Switchbacks coach lands new job
When Alan Koch resigned his publish as coach of Switchbacks FC after the 2020 season, he instructed The Gazette his subsequent job could be near his household’s dwelling in Canada.
That ended up being the case, as Koch was introduced as the following coach of Canadian Premier League membership FC Edmonton on Tuesday.
“I left Canada to realize extra skilled expertise, however am extremely excited that this chance permits me to additional my profession whereas staying near household,” Koch mentioned in FC Edmonton’s launch. “The Canadian Premier League is a welcome alternative for Canadian gamers and coaches, and I’ll work relentlessly to assist FC Edmonton obtain its targets. I can not wait to fulfill the membership employees, gamers, companions, and supporters teams.”
Switchbacks FC remains to be within the strategy of hiring Koch’s alternative.