Orlando City and D.C. United to fight for another overseas star?



The two clubs battled it out in a long-winded saga to land Antonio Nocerino in the summer and now both Orlando City SC and D.C. United could clash once more for the signature of Gabriel Torres.

That is according to a recent report emerging from Central America which claims the former Colorado Rapids Designated Player could be heading back to Major League Soccer.

The 27-year-old Panamanian international currently plays for Zamora who compete in the Venezuelan Primera División and having registered 12 goals this season, MLS sides are reportedly sniffing around for his signature.

While both Adrian Heath‘s Orlando City SC and D.C. United are thought to be keen on Gabriel Torres, the interest in the 51 cap Panama international stretches outside North America with an unknown Bundesliga outfit also reportedly keen.

While Kevin Molino has started to find the net this season, there is still a lot of pressure Cyle Larin to register the goals with the Canadian international currently the Lions’ top scorer with four strikes to his name.

With Pedro Ribeiro having started the campaign in a midfield role, Bryan Róchez heading to Orlando City B on loan and Hadji Barry still a rookie, signing a proven marksman such as Gabriel Torres does seem to hold some credit.

What we do know of course is that following Aurélien Collin’s trade to New York Red Bulls last week, an international spot has been freed up in Orlando City SC’s squad so it comes as no surprise that new transfer rumours are starting to emerge.

Could it be ‘Gaby’ Torres or could it be Irish defender Gavin Gunning who was also linked with a Citrus Bowl switch recently?

We watch this space for any further developments.

Gabriel Torres puts Colorado Rapids 0-1 up away at LA Galaxy (May 2015) (Credit: Major League Soccer)

Gabriel Torres

Position(s): Centre Forward, Attacking Midfield, Right Wing
Nationality: Panama
Hometown: Panama City
Date of Birth: 31/10/1988
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Former Clubs: Chepo, San Francisco, La Equidad, América de Cali (Loan), Atlético Huila (Loan), Zamora, Colorado Rapids

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