Arturo Torres

Defender, Football player

1980 –


Who is Arturo Torres?

Arturo Torres is an American soccer player, the first player in the history of Chivas USA of Major League Soccer.

Torres played college soccer at Loyola Marymount University from 1999 to 2002. As a freshman, although he only started 13 of 18 games, Torres scored 16 goals and 4 assists, and was a first-team All-WCC selection. Torres had continued success in 2000, registering 11 goals and 10 assists, and was named the WCC Co-Player of the Year. As a junior, Torres was again a first-team All-WCC selection, after scoring 11 goals and 3 assists. As a senior, he scored 8 goals and 13 assists, and was named to the All-WCC first team for the fourth straight year. He finished his career at LMU with 46 goals and 22 assists.

Upon graduating, Torres was selected 19th overall by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft and signed to a developmental contract. In his first year he appeared in nine games, starting three. In 2004, he appeared in 18 games, scoring a goal and two assists. Despite the meek numbers, Chivas USA made Torres the first official player in club history, drafting him first overall in the 2004 MLS Expansion Draft.

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Dec 11, 1980
Harbor City
  • United States of America
  • Loyola Marymount University

on July 23, 2013


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