By DAN KARELL
Jose Torres isn’t known for his goal-scoring abilities with Tigres UANL but he found himself in the right place at the right time on Tuesday evening.
In the sixth minute with his team pressing high up the field, Torres intercepted a terrible cross-field pass from Atletico San Luis defender Alexis Loera and scored easily in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper. Perhaps more impressive was Torres’ celebration, which involved a successful backflip that would make Olympic judges proud.
The 26-year-old U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder’s goal was enough for Tigres to hold on to a 1-0 victory in their first Copa MX match of the Clausura campaign. The game was marred late in the match by fighting in the stands between fans of Tigres and Atletico San Luis.
Here’s a video of the goal and highlights of the game (goal starts at :45 after the jump):