After a long absence to due injury, the Seattle Sounders announced August 23, 2016, that Panama international Roman Torres (pictured) is ready to make a return to action. (Photo: Jane Gershovich)
SEATTLE, Washington -- The Seattle Sounders announced Tuesday that Panama international Roman Torres has been activated from the disabled list and will be added to club’s active roster immediately.
Torres, who joined the Sounders from Colombia’s Millonarios on August 12, 2015, appeared in four matches prior to suffering a left ACL tear at the San Jose Earthquakes on September 12, 2015 and undergoing surgery nearly two weeks later.
Prior to joining Seattle, the 30-year-old defender spent 11 professional seasons in South and Central American topflight football, including nine campaigns in the top Colombian flight. He has 81 caps and led Panama to a third-place finish at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Unbeaten in four matches under interim head coach Brian Schmetzer, the Sounders are preparing for two road matches inside of a week, first traveling to face the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on Wednesday and the meeting the Portland Timbers on August 28.
Panama returns to World Cup Qualifying on September 2, when it hosts Jamaica in a fourth round, Group B encounter.