By GIANFRANCO PANIZO
Jose Francisco Torres had himself quite the 2008, getting capped by the U.S. National Team in a pair of World Cup qualifiers and playing in the FIFA Club World Cup. 2009 has a chance to be even better for the Mexican-American, starting today in South America.
Torres and his club side Pachuca take on Universidad de Chile tonight (5pm, Fox Sports Espanol) in the first leg of a home-and-home series in the preliminary round of the Copa Libertadores. Torres is expected to start in midfield for Pachuca as the Mexican club attempts to qualify for Copa group play.
The winner of the series will be placed in Group 7 along side Brazilian club Gremio, Aurora, of Bolivia, and 2008 Colombian Apertura champion, Boyaca Chico.