By GIANFRANCO PANIZO
Jose Francisco Torres' resume continues to grow more impressive with each passing month. Torres added to his international experience on Wednesday by starting in Pachuca's Copa Libertadores clash against Universidad de Chile.
After falling behind early, Torres almost hit the equalizer for the visitors with a 25-yard blast but Universidad goalkeeper Miguel Pinto would have none of it as he tipped the ball over the crossbar with a one-handed save.
Torres also received a yellow card in the 33rd minute and despite being subbed off in the second half of Pachuca's 1-0 loss, he added a solid showing to his resume. It is a solid showing that just might have sealed his call-up to the United States' World Cup qualifier against Mexico on Feb. 11 in Columbus, Ohio.
With the second day of a busy mid-week schedule complete, here is how the rest of the Americans Abroad did on Wednesday:
Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made one save in Everton's 1-1 draw vs. Arsenal on Wednesday.
Jonathan Spector did not dress in West Ham's 2-0 win vs. Hull City on Wednesday.
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- Eddie Johnson dressed but did not play in Cardiff City's 2-0 win vs. Coventry City on Wednesday.
- Heath Pearce dressed but did not play in Hansa Rostock's 5-1 loss vs. VfL Wolfsburg on Wednesday in the DFB Pokal.
- Jose Francisco Torres started, played 67 minutes and drew a yellow card in Pachuca's 1-0 loss vs. Universidad de Chile on Wednesday in a Copa Libertadores qualifier.
What do you think of these performances? Disappointed that Torres' Pachuca fell to Universidad de Chile? Think they can turn around the aggregate in their home-leg of the series? Upset to see the majority of the Americans Abroad inactive once again?
Share your thoughts below.