Chivas USA’s Erick “Cubo” Torres gets first El Tri start tonight


El Cubo gets his first start for El Tri tonight.

Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera has unveiled his XI for Tuesday’s friendly against Bolivia, and Erick Torres is will start in a strike force with Javier Orozco.

Torres is in his second year on loan to Chivas USA from CD Guadalajara, and has been one of the lone bright spots for the struggling goats.

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He’s netted 20 times in 41 appearances and, at age 21, is primed for a breakout on the international stage.

As for the rest of the lineup, cue

Moises Munoz will begin in goal and could captain the side, with a center back trio of Monterrey’s Hiram Mier, Tigres’ Hugo Ayala and Atlas’ Luis Venegas in front of him.

In the wingback positions, 20-year-old Pachuca player Rodolfo Pizarro will be on the right, with the more experienced Miguel Layun on the left.

Toluca’s Antonio Rios gets his first start as a Mexico player in the holding role, with Javier Aquino on the right-hand side of central midfield and Marco Fabian on the left in an attacking midfield trio.

Good for Torres, who has a legit chance to score against a Bolivia defense that has allowed multiple goals in three straight outings (albeit against Spain, Greece and Ecuador).