Union sign Colombian Roger Torres

Philadelphia Union today announced the signing of Colombian midfielder Roger Torres on loan from América de Cali of the Columbian First Division. Torres has been with the club in training camp and will be officially added to the roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms of the loan were not disclosed.

"We're very excited to have Roger join our club," said Team Manager Peter Nowak. "He's another young, talented player with a lot of potential and he'll be a strong addition to our midfield attack. His creativity and ability to see the whole field will help us play the way we want to play."

Torres, 18, debuted with América de Cali last year, starting all 15 games in which he played. In 2008, he played his first professional game with Colombian First-Division-B club Alianza Petrolera.

Name:Roger Torres
Position:Midfielder Height:5'5"
Weight:140 lbs
Born:July 13, 1991
Hometown:Barrancabermeja, Colombia
Last Club:América de Cali
How Acquired:Loaned from América de Cali
Roster Status:International Player
Pronunciation:Roger Tour-ez

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