Torres has forgettable night at left back in Copa MX loss to Monterrey

Torres has forgettable night at left back in Copa MX loss to Monterrey

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Torres has forgettable night at left back in Copa MX loss to Monterrey

Jose Torres Tigres UANL 1 (Getty Images)

By FRANCO PANIZO

A week after scoring a memorable wonder-goal for Tigres UANL, Jose Torres had quite a forgettable performance in Copa MX play.

Torres endured a rough night at the office on Wednesday night, as Tigres allowed a two-goal lead to slip away before falling to Monterrey in penalty kicks, 4-2. Torres was at the brunt of the defeat, being partially responsible for Monterrey’s first goal and failing to convert his chance in the penalty kick shootout.

The U.S. Men’s National Team veteran was deployed at left back rather than his usual center midfield position in the match. He reportedly fared well in the first half, but allowed Cesar Delgado to spark Monterrey’s second-half rally with a goal in the 65th minute.

After the 2-2 draw, Torres was the first to take a penalty kick for Tigres but his shot from 12 yards out was weak and easily dealt with.

Torres and Tigres return to Liga MX action on Saturday with a home game against Toluca.

What do you think of Torres’ performance? Not too surprised he struggled given that he played at left back? Wondering why he was deployed there?

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