Indy Eleven Add Liga MX, Mexican Nat’l Team Vet Gerardo Torrado

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by JAKE NUTTING

Indy Eleven has added some serious experience to the spine of its roster with the signing of longtime Cruz Azul midfielder, Gerardo Torrado, through the 2017 NASL season.

The Mexican international was unveiled by the club today at a press conference with NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson, but he will not suit up for the team’s Spring Season finale against Carolina on Saturday. Supporters will have to wait until the Fall Season to see Torrado in league action.

Passing on several offers from MLS teams, Torrado joins up with Indy fresh off completing a legendary 12-year run with Cruz Azul in Liga MX. The 37-year old defensive midfielder accumulated a massive 325 appearances in his time, helping the Mexico City-based club claim the league’s Clausura title in 2013 and lift the 2013-2014 CONCACAF Champions League Trophy.

Most recently, he finished the most recent Liga MX campaing with 21 total appearances for Cruz Azul combined between the Apertura and Clausura seasons.

Prior to signing with Cruz Azul in 2005, Torrado found consistent minutes for a five-year period in Spain with clubs like Tenerife, Poli Ejido and Sevila.

With close to 150 appearances for the Mexican national team across several prestigious competitions, Torrado also brings an invaluable amount of experience from the international stage to the table for Indy. U.S. national team supporters might have not so fond memories of Torrado, as he was the first to notch a goal in Mexico’s 5-0 rout of the U.S. in the 2009 Gold Cup final at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Torrado was also a part of Mexico squads that earned two other Gold Cup titles in 2003 and 2011, as well as a Confederations Cup win when he made his debut for the national team in 1999.

 

  • The rock

    Retirement league…. Just saying

    • Ace Face

      Unlike MLS with Lampard, of course. Or Pirlo.

      • The rock

        It was a joke. Any news on cosmos stadium. It’s June

        • Jimbo

          Nothing yet. How about NYCFC’s stadium?