Erick “Cubo” Torres leads Mexico into Semis of the Central American and Caribbean Games

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By Rafael

Mexico’s male team confirmed their place in the Central American and Caribbean Games soccer semifinals with a 2-0 win against El Salvador. The games are taking place in Veracruz, and the win puts Mexico in a firm medal position.

After going into halftime 0-0,  Chivas prospect Raul Lopez opened the scoring through a free-kick that escaped everybody including the keeper.

Following a red card to a Salvadoran, Erick “Cubo” Torres capped off the win in 69th minute with a beautiful solo goal.

The win puts Mexico on top of the group and will now face Jamaica on Saturday.

Lineups:

MEXICO.- Manuel Lajud; Hedgardo Marín, Carlos Salcedo, Bernardo Hernández, Pedro Hernández, Alfonso Tamay (Daniel Hernández al 23), Jorge Espericueta (Armando Zamorano al 75), Raúl López, Angel Saldívar; Carlos Guzmán y Erick Torres (Martín Zúñiga al 82). DT: Raúl Gutiérrez.

EL SALVADOR:  Rolando Morales, Roberto Domínguez, Narciso Orellana, Jairo Henríquez, Alvaro Lizama (Brayan Landaverde al 56), Rafael Burgos (José Peña l 69), Marvin Baumgartner, Miguel Lemus, José Ortiz (Diego Galdámez al 83), Kevin Mendoza y Juan Barahona. DT: Mauricio Alfaro.

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About Rafael Diaz

Fan of good futbol. Rafa runs Mexicanfut.com when he is not busy watching Arsenal drop points away to Stoke.